Walton High’s students waited excitedly this morning in anticipation of receiving their Year 11 exam results.
The students were rewarded for their efforts and determination to succeed with some outstanding results and are now celebrating impressive achievements from a range of subjects across the curriculum.
48 per cent of students achieved an A*/A grade or Distinction* in their GCSEs and BTEC qualifications with 96 students gaining these highest grades in eight or more subjects.
This is testament to the hard work of both students and the staff in striving for excellence in all areas of the curriculum. The majority of students achieved an A*-C in English and Maths and over 70 per cent of entries attained A*-C in GCSE Art and Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Philosophy and Ethics, Physics and Textiles.
Among the many outstanding individual performances were: Lucy Pangbourne with 12 A* grades, one A grade and two distinction star grades, Ruqayyah Beg with 10 A* grades, three A grades and a distinction star, Elliot Lack with six A* grades, five A grades and three distinction star grades and Philip King with nine A* grades, three A grades and a distinction star.
BTEC Students’ progress overall continues to be exceptionally high and the school’s value added performance is once again expected to be in the top five percent of schools nationally.
Executive Principal, Michelle Currie, said: “We are very proud of all our students’ achievements whether these are in the exam hall, on the sports field or the stage.
“To meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world, young people need a rounded education if they are to flourish. “Providing an enriched education is what Walton High prides itself on, and we are delighted that so many students are choosing to continue their studies here at Post-16”.