After some outstanding results from the Whitgift Sixth Form last week, the Year 11 students have followed up with an excellent set of grades at GCSE and IGCSE. Boys at Whitgift School are delighted with their results in the new GCSE exams.
Nearly half of the new style entries were awarded at the top grades of 8 or 9, with further achievements including:
22% Grade 9 - compares with 4.3% nationally
74.3% level7/8/9 (A*-A)
Particular success with the new style grading was seen in Mathematics, where 40% of candidates were awarded the new top grade 9. The grade 9 has been introduced to recognise those pupils who have performed exceptionally well, at the very top of the A* grade. Of those subjects using the lettered grades for the final time, there were notable achievements in the Sciences where A* grades were awarded to a superb 70% of Biology candidates, 60% of Chemistry candidates and 60% of Physics candidates.
An impressive 32 pupils achieved the top grades possible (9 or A*) in eight or more of their subjects, and three achieved the rare feat of gaining top grades in all 11 of their subject entries: Max Ronte with five A* results and six at grade 9, also Robert Heaver and Spencer Wood, each with four at A* and seven at grade 9.
Chris Ramsey, Headmaster of Whitgift, commented, "I would like to congratulate the boys who achieved excellent results and the staff who helped them do so. There were many stunning successes in what has been nationally recognised as a turbulent year. I am very proud of all these boys’ successes, as I know are the staff at the School."