GCSE Results 2017
Students and staff at Westfield Academy are celebrating another year of good exam results.
Top performing students included the following:
Note The table below lists number of highest grades (9, 8 and 7) in the new style GCSE exams in English Language, English Literature and Maths, followed by highest grades (A*, A and B) in old style GCSE exams in other subjects, and finally the highest grade (Distinction*) in BTEC exams and/or the European Computer Driving License qualification.
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We spoke to a number of our students regarding their plans for the next academic year following their results…
Jerry Jose will be going on to study Maths, Further Maths, biology and Chemistry at Strode College and has set his ambitions high with hopes to become a surgeon in future years.
Hannah Beddison will also be studying at Strode. She hopes for a future career in medical research after taking A Levels in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and History.
Huish Episcopi Sixth Form will be the next destination for Megan Robinson who will be taking A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Spanish along with an EPQ in History
Amy Warr and Julia Noga will both be studying Government and Politics at Strode College. Amy will accompany this with A Levels in Maths, Further Maths and Economics while Julia, who has plans for a career in Law, will be taking English Language, History and of course Law in addition.
The results come against a warning from Headteacher organisations about the volatility of exam results following the introduction of the new style GCSEs, together with a mixed economy of new and old style GCSEs and other courses including BTECs, all of which means that comparison with results from previous years has little meaning.
With results in some subjects still to be confirmed, the percentage of students achieving “standard” passes (grade 4 or higher) in core subjects are likely to be:
Other high performing subjects in which students achieved C grades or higher include:
Once again, a small number of students sat GCSE Mandarin with 7 students achieving pass grades.
Commenting on the exam results, Principal Chris Hunt said, “Congratulations to all the students this year who worked so hard and really deserve the results they have achieved. On their behalf I would also like to thanks the very talented and dedicated team of staff who have worked so hard with them over the years. Staff and governors are very proud of the students and wish them all the very best with their studies and training beyond Westfield”.
The first day of the academic year for students is Wednesday 6 September, with school starting at 8:30am.
Westfield Academy will be holding its annual open day and evening on Thursday 21 September, with tours at 9:00am and 11:15am, and the evening event starting at 7:00pm; further details are available on the school’s website.
Released On 24th Aug 2017