GCSE Results 2023
Estelle Benson | 24 August 2023
With so much flux and volatility in the world at present, it is wonderful to see the pupils at Lord Wandsworth College flourishing as the school begins the second hundred years of its existence. The best schools keep evolving, never settling, pushing expectations and boundaries, whilst championing a culture of kindness, of inclusion and ambition.
This GCSE year group has had county and national success in hockey, rugby, equestrianism, marathon canoeing, dance and reached the schools’ national Hundred cricket finals. They have also produced some excellent exam results again this year, very similar to 2019 levels. 14% grade 9s, 47% grade 9-7s, 85% Grades 9-5s and a 95% pass rate. This, in a school that continues to see record investment in people, in facilities, and in a commitment to collaboration with other schools and industries beyond LWC. It was also recognised in the top 100 cricket schools in the UK for the 8th year running.
Particular congratulations go to Freya Green for achieving straight grade 9s and to Grace Batley, Emilia Richards, Will Powell, Jonathan Smith, Isobel Roberts and Dylan Beckett, who narrowly missed out on this accolade. They, alongside one of the largest Sixth Form cohorts ever here, will relish the chance to spend time in their utterly transformed and beautiful Sixth Form centre and café, which opens at the start of term.
At the top of the tables this year were Art, English, Geography, Textiles and the creative subjects. In fact, Art, Drama and Music (notably choral), are quite stunning presently.
“We love what we do here at LWC. Our pupils and staff are passionate, determined, energetic and principled; they add a richness to society and make this school a vibrant and inspirational place to work. It is also a pleasure to be able to share so much of it with so many others within the wider community, something that continues to grow in a school that is passionate about creating a culture of pupils making a positive difference in the world.”
—Headmaster, Adam Williams