Wilmslow High School has welcomed an ‘excellent set of results’ for its students across A Level and BTEC courses this year.
Of the sixth form students at Wilmslow High School studying A Levels, 50% were awarded A* – B grades.
Overall 26% of the school’s A Level results were graded A* or A, with 9% of results this year being A* grade.
A total of 39 students achieved the equivalent of 3 A grades or above in their A Levels or BTECs, and 18% of A Level students achieved A A B or higher.
14% of Level 3 results were awarded the equivalent of A* grades.
Headteacher, Dr James Pullé commented: “Today we celebrate with the class of 2018 as they collect their excellent A Level and BTEC results.
“Such high standards of performance are the result of the sustained hard work and commitment of every individual involved, so this is the occasion for all to enjoy the moment and cherish what their efforts have achieved.
“Collectively these result also affirm the comment made by Ofsted in April that sixth form students at Wilmslow High School make strong progress on courses, which include a wide range of A Level and vocational subjects and that outcomes for sixth form students are a strength of the school.
“Of course, examination results only form part of the outcomes from a good education and this cohort have participated extensively in our wider curriculum throughout their time at the school.
“As a result, we are confident that they have, in the words of CBI president Paul Drechsler, ‘not just what they need to operate in today’s workplace, but the spirit of enquiry that allows them to shape tomorrow’s, too.’”
Dr Pullé added: “We know they will go on to achieve much more at university, on high quality apprenticeship programmes, and in their careers and we wish them well in the exciting challenges and opportunities that life will bring.
“I am sure they will join me in expressing thanks for the continuing support of their parents and the hard work and commitment provided by school staff over their years of secondary education.”
The school added that this year’s cohort has demonstrated a particularly strong commitment to making a positive contribution in the community.
Highlights have included: building a show garden at the RHS Show at Tatton (which was subsequently transferred to Handforth Youth Centre), working with Wilmslow Town Council on the development of youth projects and leading young people’s input to Cheshire East Safeguarding Conferences.
They have also shown an enthusiasm for youth leadership in national and international settings.
For example: Joe McBride being elected as a Member of the UK Youth Parliament for Cheshire East; Georgia Brown, Olivia Willett and Scott Walker representing the North West region in the final of the English Speaking Union’s Churchill Public Speaking Competition.
Students from this year group have also been members of the Bar Mock Trial Team which has consistently reached the national final every year for the last five years.
They have also been keen participants in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme contributing to the school being one of the five largest centres in the North West.
Similarly, a number of students in this year group have participated in long distance trips such as a Camps International expedition to Equador and the Galapagos Islands as well as a visit to Washington DC, New York and Moscow on history and politics visits.
Some have also competed in Model United Nations conferences over numerous weekends.