A Level Success
Wilmington Grammar Schools’ celebrate another excellent crop of results
Staff and students at both Wilmington Grammar School for Girls and Wilmington Grammar School for Boys are once again celebrating the excellent A Level results secured across the schools’ fully collaborative sixth form, WG6. The joint sixth form is now in its third year of operation and results continue to improve year on year, with the majority of grades being at A*/ B grades and most students successfully departing to study degrees at prestigious Universities.
On the WGSG roll, Rebekah Greenbank is preparing to start her Theology degree at Cambridge University having blitzed through the selection process in fine style. Ciara Doyle will be donning her scrubs, as she prepares to undertake a degree in medicine at Leeds. The boys have done equally well, with James Rowley celebrating his straight A* grades and accepting his offer of a place to study Chemistry at Imperial and Chris Walton to study Mathematics at Exeter. No less than 11 students have obtained straight A*/A grades in their examinations at WGSG alone.
On roll at WGSB, celebrations are underway for Joe Blake who gained top grades in Biology, Chemistry and Economics and who will be heading to Southampton to study Bio Chemistry. Jamie Peake will be celebrating his top grades and preparing to take up Economics at Nottingham University, whilst Charlotte Wardle will be studying Economics at Kent. Jude White may be the next entrepreneur to watch out for as he embarks on a degree in Computer Games Arts at UCA and Matthew Pull will be putting his crop of A*/A grades to good use in his Computing course at Imperial College.
Collaboratively the schools are able to benefit from best practice at the individual schools and enjoy synergy from their collective endeavours. Mrs Donna Lodge, who will be Executive Headteacher across both schools from September, is delighted with the results, which is the icing on the cake and justifies the ‘outstanding’ OFSTED grading obtained by the school earlier this academic year. Mr Andy Williamson, who has been Head at WGSB for the last 7 years is pleased to leave on such a high and added. “Whilst many of the Kent’s sibling grammar schools tend to be in competition with each other, I feel that these results and overall growth and success of WG6 illustrates that it is so much more beneficial for students when schools can pool together their resources, knowledge and expertise. I am delighted that the commitment to the initiative has paid off and to be celebrating the results that students have achieved.”
Geraldine Tiddy, the Head of WG6 is pleased the hard work has paid off. “I am very proud of the individual achievements of all our students and know just how much effort goes into turning predicted grades into actual results. I also know how much the students have enjoyed their time at WG6 and wish every one of them the best for their futures.”