Success all round at Wycliffe
Wycliffe is celebrating one of its best-ever GCSE results’ days, with successes at all levels and across all disciplines. With small class sizes and specialist teachers, the non-selective school strives to ensure that every, single individual has the opportunity to achieve their own ‘personal best’ and this has been borne out with no fewer than 94% of its pupils securing five or more grades at 4 or higher (matching the record-breaking year of 2017) and with four out of every five grades being at 5 or higher.
Head of Wycliffe College, Nick Gregory, commented “During the past couple of years we have seen perseverance, determination and – in several cases – genuine courage displayed by many members of our Year 11 cohort and these qualities have really been rewarded with this set of results. The challenge of coping with the varied and constant workload of numerous GCSE subjects has not always been easy and yet the boys and girls have really stuck to their respective tasks and, for the vast majority of them, have earned the very best set of grades of which they were individually capable.”
Among the top performers were Charlie Jones from Fareham, Hampshire, with eight 9s and two 8s, Hannah Shakir-Apps of Stonehouse with seven 9s and three 8s, Madeleine Palmer of Bristol, with six 9s and two 8s, and Millie Porter from Malmesbury, who divided her ten passes equally between five 9s and five 8s. Evie Green from Wotton-under-Edge followed her big sister’s triumph in last week’s A Level results with her own today, with three 9s and five 8s, Tate Harms from Wollerau (Switzerland) capped off a superb year of international Squash success with three 9s and three 8s, whilst Brendan Ind from Stroud, recent winner of a prestigious Arkwright Design Technology Scholarship, is now celebrating gaining three 9s and two 8s amongst his wider set of grades.
Wycliffe’s pupils achieved six times as many 9-7 grades as their starting ‘baseline’ ability suggested was likely and, in all, 58% of all Wycliffe pupils have a 5 or higher for both English and Maths against starting projections of just 48%.