Thoughts from the Headteacher’s office

Fantastic results at A level and GCSE

We start the new term with the fantastic news of our students achievements at A level and GCSE. Our year 11 results ensure that we remain in the top three performing comprehensive schools in Croydon.

Now in our fourth year of ‘A’ levels and Advanced Vocational Qualifications, we have delivered a record set of results that have enabled all of our students to gain entry into University. With an overall pass rate of  99%, Woodcote Students are now heading off to commence a wide spectrum of degree courses, ranging from subjects such as, Maths, Journalism, Sports Science, Psychology and Chemistry. All of the students, who wanted to, have been successful in their applications for university with 90% gaining their first choice. Over half of the entries were graded A*-B or equivalent, whilst 80% of students achieved A*-C passes.  Mr Brack, Head of Sixth Form told me that it was a privilege to be able to share in the students’ happiness and success. They have worked diligently throughout the year this coupled with the support of staff has led to their amazing success.  I would like to wish them luck as they embark upon a new chapter in their lives.

Results

Grade range

% of entries awarded at each grade range or equivalent in A level and Advanced Vocational Qualifications in 2014.

A*-E

99.4%

A*-C

80.1%

A*-B

56.4%

 

At GCSE more students than ever have scored the very top grades with 55 students achieving at least 5 A*/A grades. The percentage of students achieving the gold standard of the English Baccalaureate qualification (5 or more A*-C grades including English, Mathematics, two Science subjects a Humanity and a Modern Foreign Language) is at a record high of 50% which is over double the national average. This is a remarkable achievement because the English Baccalaureate qualification sets students up to study at the highest level in the sixth form and ultimately at the top universities. For half of our students to be in this category is a real cause for celebration.

At 77%, the number of students achieving 5A*-C grades including English and Maths remains way above both the national and Croydon average and the school remains one of the top three performing comprehensive schools in the borough.