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The Whitgift Foundation schools celebrate outstanding GCSE results

The wait is over for this year’s GCSE exam results, as students and staff from the Whitgift Foundation’s schools gathered to collect their results today.

Following last week’s A level success, celebrations were in order again as all three schools marked another year of outstanding academic results.

Martin Corney, Chief Executive, The Whitgift Foundation said:

“GCSE results day is an extremely significant time for our Year 11 students as they take the next steps into their young adult lives. I would like to congratulate all of our students on some excellent results and wish them the very best of luck for the future. I would also like to thank our teaching staff, whose hard work and dedication has been essential in ensuring our students meet their full potential and achieve the exceptional grades we’ve seen this year.”

The Foundation’s three leading independent schools, Old Palace of John Whitgift, Whitgift and Trinity have once again produced outstanding grades across the board:

  • Old Palace pupils excel in new grades

Old Palace pupils have excelled in the new numerical GCSE grades this summer, with 76% achieving the top grades of 9 – 7. Overall, 99.8% of grades were 9 – 4.

Top performing subjects include Latin and Religious Studies (one of this year’s most popular subjects nationally): Maths, English and History.

Meanwhile, 93% of GCSE subjects still using A*-E were graded B+.

Congratulations to top performing students: Julieta, Sabrina, Sally, Tanya, Shreya and Anoushka, who all achieved straight A*s and 9s.

Retiring Head, Mrs Carol Jewell, said: “After 22 years of service to Old Palace, I am thrilled with this final set of GCSE results. The girls have worked so hard and I know they would wish to join me in thanking their teachers for all their help and encouragement over the years. It has been a privilege to be Head of Old Palace and I wish my successor, Mrs Jane Burton, every happiness and success as she leads the school into the future.”

  • Superb GCSE results for Trinity students

Trinity School achieved another set of excellent GCSE results this year, close to their best ever set of results.

Just under half (49%) of all grades awarded were the top 9 grade.  89.2% of all grades were 9, 8 or 7 (A*/A equivalents).

Out of 123 candidates, 11 boys achieved straight 9 grades, and over 100 boys achieved a 9 grade in at least one subject. 

Science subjects, in particular, saw some fantastic results; across Physics, Chemistry and Biology, 94% of grades were 9 or 8. 

Alasdair Kennedy, Headmaster, said: “I am delighted for both our students and staff on these excellent grades. Our students have developed all-round as people through this process and that, as well as the support of their teachers and families, is reflected here. We look forward to seeing their academic ability and interests develop as they enter the next stage of their education.”

  • Outstanding GCSE results from the Whitgift Fifth Formers

After some outstanding results from the Whitgift Sixth Form last week, the Fifth Form (Year 11) students have followed up with a superb set of grades at GCSE and IGCSE.

82% of all grades achieved level 7/8/9 (A*-A) and almost a third of grades were awarded the highest level of 9.  A total of 27 pupils achieved eight or more grade 9s in their subjects and an impressive six boys achieved 9’s in all their entries – something achieved by very few pupils nationally.

The Headmaster and teaching staff would like to warmly congratulate the students on their efforts which have led to brilliant success – we are all very proud of them.

Helping students towards success

The Whitgift Foundation educates more than 3000 students in its three schools, providing one of the largest school fee assistance schemes in the country.

The scheme grants over over £5 million per year in bursary funding, with nearly half of students across the schools receiving financial support through bursaries and scholarships.

The bursary scheme means The Whitgift Foundation schools offer a strong inclusive culture, educating young people from many backgrounds and walks of life.

Click here to find out more about help with school fees.

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