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GCSE pupils thrive in new exams

On the back of some fine A level results, the GCSE pupils at Lord Wandsworth College shone this summer, with over half of all GCSE grades being awarded at A* or A (53%) and 80% of all grades at A*-B, equalling the school’s best GCSE performance in many years and against the backdrop of more challenging exams and reports of less certainty in the new grading system. 95% of pupils achieved A*-C.

Huge congratulations, in particular, go to Tabitha Restall-Young and Hristina Iankova, who achieved the perfect set of 10A*s, closely followed by 12 other pupils including Amy M, Luke A and Alvin B who achieved 8 or 9A*s.

Although a school which is passionate about the all-round nature of education and the individual, LWC continues to invest heavily in the quality of teaching and learning, staff professional development and teaching facilities.  With a £250,000 refurbishment to the English department almost complete and a state-of-the-art new Science centre in the planning stages to name but two of many projects, the core subjects of English, Maths and the Sciences, in particular, are flourishing, with A*-B grades of over 90% in almost all cases this year.

Headmaster, Adam Williams, said, “It is a privilege to see our pupils continue to fulfil their potential across the wide range of subjects, yet maintain their passions for music, sport, drama and the broader co-curriculum. They remain committed to reaching out in the community to make a positive difference to others too, which is truly inspirational.  Our mission to transform the teaching and learning landscape at LWC whilst maintaining the ethos of the College continues apace, and these results are testament to the exciting changes that have been made.”