Wakefield Girls’ High School is celebrating after students secure an impressive set of GCSE results, with a 100 percent pass rate. Students achieved 94 percent at grade 5 or higher and 63 percent of all grades fell in the 9 to 7 bracket.
Furthermore, 43 percent of results were graded 9 or 8, equivalent to an A*. Four girls achieved grade 9 in all of their subjects, an extremely rare and difficult achievement.
Many departments achieved outstanding results including Art and Design, English Language and English Literature, History and Religious Studies.
Ms Heidi-Jayne Boyes, Head at Wakefield Girls’ High School, said:
“I am delighted to be celebrating some remarkable results with our young women of tomorrow. Our girls have worked so hard and I am incredibly proud of them all, for they have risen to the challenge of our high expectations and many have exceeded their potential. These GCSE results reflect the high standards of a Wakefield Girls’ High School education and the commitment of our talented staff.
“Wakefield Girls’ High School not only inspires girls to be intellectually curious, but our girls have achieved these results alongside finding time to embrace all aspects of school life: music, sport, creative arts, charity work and much more besides. They all have exciting futures ahead of them and I look forward to warmly welcoming them back here in September to start their A-Level studies."
Ms Boyes was keen to discuss the school’s innovative approach to teaching, known as ‘High Performance Learning’, whereby all students are seen as having the potential to be high performers in life. By instilling high expectations and developing a range of skills, values and attitudes, students are encouraged to become independent and lifelong learners. Whilst this philosophy continues to gather momentum in the school, it is clear from looking at the results that the girls are benefiting.
(National average source: Ofqual, August 2019, England only)