GCSE results: Top marks for Walton High youngsters

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Walton High’s students are celebrating outstanding GCSE success, with 98 per cent achieving the equivalent of five or more A* to C grades.

This year has brought a 10 per cent increase in the number of GCSE A* and A grades awarded to students, while 74 per cent of young people have gained at least one of the top grades, with 54 achieving the equivalent of 10 or more.

Students’ average points score continues to be exceptionally high and the school’s value added performance is once again expected to be in the top five per cent of schools nationally.

There were some truly outstanding individual performances from Ben Bambrough Stimson, achieving 13 A* grades; Megan Garvey 12 A* and 1 A grade; Sandesh Shrestha 7A*, 6 A and a Distinction* and Alice Woodman with 7 A*, 3 A and 2 Distinction*.

Results were very strong across the curriculum with the individual sciences celebrating 82 per cent A* to C, economics 82 per cent and textiles 90 per cent. Maths and English achieved 74 per cent and 71 per cent A* to C respectively.

Walton High principal Michelle Currie said: “These results reflect the hard work of students and staff and are testament to the high quality of teaching and learning at Walton High.

“They are also due to the effectiveness of the partnership forged between Walton High and families working together to ensure success.

“We are enormously proud of the achievement of all our students and are delighted that so many are choosing to continue their studies here post-16.”