It was a day of great celebration in August when the pupils returned to school to collect their GCSE results. Once again, despite results declining nationally, the pupils of Weobley High School bucked the trend and achieved some of the school’s best ever results. At 58%, the attainment of pupils gaining 5 or more high-grade GCSEs including English and maths was above the national average, however the headline measure has now changed to progress made by pupils in schools. This new measure, known as Progress 8, places Weobley as one of the top performing schools in the region.
The figures also show that a very high proportion of pupils make very good progress in all the core subjects of English, maths and science – again these figures are way above any national averages.
“I am once again delighted with these results and it is great to see that Weobley is being recognised for the amazing progress made by its pupils. This really reflects the high-quality education which is offered here and the difference this school makes to our children; the staff and pupils here really are exceptional. Our progress data shows what everyone involved with school has known to be the case for many years!”
Dean Williams, Executive Headteacher
There were some exceptional results across all subjects with the school achieving more A* and A grades than ever before. Many pupils achieved up to 14 high grade GCSEs and the proportion of pupils achieving the academic suite of English Baccalaureate (EBacc) qualifications was above any local or national averages by some margin!
Almost 20% of the year group actually achieved 5 or more A* and A grades and the following pupils actually achieved 10 or more!
Abigail Collins Annabelle Craske
Harry Dixon Whizz Ettinger
Rosie McKenzie Kemp Oliver Parker