Lord Wandsworth College pupils have been celebrating superb GCSE exam success today, with almost 60% of grades awarded at 9-7, 90% of all grades at 9-5, and a 97% pass rate, recognising the incredible effort from pupils within the most significant paradigm shift in education in decades.
Amid a current landscape of complexity and challenge, huge congratulations, in particular, go to Sofia S and Kian P (10 grade 9s), James H, Sophie G, Niamh F (9 grade 9s) and Anastasia B, Max J, Scarlett M, Oliver S, Georgie R (8 grade 9s). Furthermore, 21% of the pupils achieved straight 9 to 7 grades.
This is set within the framework of continuing transformational investment and development on the 1200 acre site of both people and place, as well as continuing recognition at a local and national level for personal and character development, mental health and wellbeing initiatives and outreach within the community – proud moments in our 99 year history.
With a new Science Centre close to completion, a beautiful new theatre space in which to indulge artistic creativity and a sector-leading girl’s cricket arena (voted a top 100 school in the UK for cricket provision for the 7th year running), LWC is investing in both academics and co-curricular opportunities, recognising continuing record demand and pupil numbers at the school.
Headmaster, Adam Williams, said, “our current crop of GCSE pupils have worked so impressively in this new educational landscape, receiving a full two years of high-quality teaching – in fact our pupils have thrived with the blended approach, learning skills that will enable them to flourish at A Level and beyond in to the world of employment. Their teachers have been quite brilliant in their commitment to online learning, whether it be teaching, revision or our exciting pre-Sixth Form programme.
We wish our pupils all the very best as they take on the challenges of A Levels and (as importantly) immerse themselves in the worlds of sport, music, drama and adventurous training in our thriving and popular Sixth Form – a final two years full of individual investment and opportunity. Life is not about league tables, rather an ability to be curious, creative, tech savvy, collaborative and emotionally intelligent – skills that have been needed in large doses over this challenging time.”
Sofia and Kian both achieved an incredible 10 grade 9s!!