Warminster pupils are rightly celebrating today’s GCSE results, particularly in the context of what the BBC has referred to nationally as ‘the biggest ever year-on-year decline’ in those results. The A*/A pass rate remains at around 30% of all grades. These results continue the positive trend of recent years and reflect the very hard work of both pupils and staff. Pupils now have an excellent foundation for sixth form studies of either A Levels or the International Baccalaureate and can move forward confidently to this next chapter in their education.
Reflecting their A Level success, mathematics, with 1 in 6 grades an A*, and separate sciences, with 56% gaining A*/A, have performed particularly strongly. This is a tremendous result and further enhances the School’s reputation for its excellence in STEM subjects.
While many pupils exceeded expectations, there were some outstanding individual performances, not least from Xander Veitch, Charles Powell and Cassandra McCormack, who between them achieved twenty-four A* and six A grades.
We congratulate all the pupils for their achievements this summer and look forward to welcoming them into the Sixth Form in September. Headmaster, Mark Mortimer, said:
‘As I said last week about the A Level results, what matters to me most is not the number of A* grades, but whether the boys and girls have done their best and fulfilled their potential. The majority here have done that and, while the performance of some of our pupils in achieving A*/A grades across the board is fantastic news and testament to them, their parents and their teachers, I am equally proud of those who have worked hard, given 100% and achieved Bs and Cs.’