The nervous wait for staff and students was finally over as youngsters arrived at school to pick up their GCSE results. It was fantastic news for many as they begin to set out their future aspirations.
The number of pupils achieving a standard and strong pass at Mathematics and English has been improved and the school is particularly pleased by the number of top grades attained by students in a wide range of subjects.
Head Teacher Pepe Di’Iasio said: “Once again the hard work of students and staff has paid dividends in the outcomes for the students at Wales High School and I’m delighted to see the number of top grades achieved across the board.
“In light of recent comments in the national press, regarding low attaining pupils not sitting exams, we are delighted that such students at Wales High School have not only undertaken their exams but have achieved successful outcomes and shown good progress.”
The number of students entering and achieving the EBacc qualification has also dramatically increased while the overall points score in EBacc subjects has also risen.Students who had major commitments both in and out of school celebrated excellent results in a range of subjects.
Thomas Shah and Alexander Clarke combined their studies with rehearsals for a school music performance in Venice.
Thomas Shah achieved 7 9s, 3 As and an A* with distinction in Further Maths with Alexander gaining 6 9s, 2 8s and A in Further Maths.
English Schools Championship bronze Medal winning hurdler Melissa Coxen achieved 4 9s, 3 8s and 1 7.
Other notable successes include Madison Bonsall who was awarded 4 9s, 3 8s and 1 7 and Joseph John who achieved 4 9s, 2 8s and 2 7s.