This year’s GCSE results have been the cause for celebrations for both students and staff alike across Witherslack Group. Staff from our schools and learning centres, along with parents and carers were delighted with the fantastic results achieved by our students. The highlight of the academic year, the day reflects the hard work, perseverance and aspiration of our young people who have overcome significant challenges to arrive at this point. With the dedicated support of our staff they have realised fantastic personal growth and are paving their paths to successful futures.

All the hard work, dedication and revision sessions throughout the academic year have paid off. Across the Group there have been so many stories of success and this year’s GCSE highlights include:

  • 283 GCSE passes in 23 different subjects
  • An overall pass rate for GCSEs of 88%
  • 86% pass rate for GCSE English
  • 87% pass rate for GCSE Maths
  • 92% pass rate for GCSE Science Double Award

Our Cumberland School, Chilworth House Upper School and Pontville School witnessed some stunning successes. Pontville School saw the highest GCSE results that the school has ever had. Student, Woody, celebrated seven passes including two 7s in history and photography whilst Owen achieved seven passes with an impressive 6 in English Language and grade 7 in Maths.  Ben also gained seven passes with grade two 6s in photography and art, craft and design. Furthermore, Ryan gained six passes with a 5 in English Language and Jacob gained four passes with a 5 in Maths and 6 in English Literature. Jacob Archer gained 4 GCSE passes all at grade 4 or above with a 5 in Maths and a 6 in English Language.

Students from the 16 to 19 Centre celebrated their results too. Dylan gained a Level 3 in his Extended Project, Grade 4  in GCSE Computer Science and Level 1 Customer Service qualification.  Ewan achieved a Level 1 Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance and GCSE grade 3 in English whilst Tori achieved a GCSE grade 4 in Maths and Ryan attained a GCSE Grade 3 in English and Level 1 Customer Service qualification.

Head Teacher, Justine Sims proudly commented:

We could not be any prouder of the achievement of our student’s this year. The results are brilliant and they achieved such high grades as well. For those who are going off to enrol at their local colleges we wish them the very best of luck! For those who are transiting to our 16 to 19 provision we look forward to seeing their continued success this oncoming year.

This year’s results reflect not only academic success but also display the growing confidence and talents of our students. The celebrations will continue for some time yet and then attention will turn to their next steps into further education, employment, apprenticeships or training.

Well done everyone!