We are delighted with this year’s GCSE results and incredibly proud of our students. It just goes to prove that all the hard work pays off. The results across the core subjects of English, Maths and Science are incredibly strong and these results are replicated across a range of foundation subjects.
Over 73% of pupils achieved grade 4+ in English and Maths, and an amazing 100% of pupils achieved grade 4+ in Physics. We expect these results to put us well above the national averages for boys.
54% of pupils achieved a strong pass (Grade 5+) in both Mathematics and English GCSEs. These figures show a 10-percentage point increase on last year’s results.
This year, the highest number of students achieved an exceptional pass (9-7) with notable departments being: English 20%, Maths 30%, Economics 37%, Biology 59%, Chemistry 65% and Physics 74%. Amongst these departments, there were a significant number of grade 9s, normally the highest possible grade and A* distinction which is even higher than a 9.
There were some notable individual results including: Zacchaeus O who obtained 7 level 9s, 2 level 8s and an A* distinction. Tawyeeb S who obtained 5 level 9s, 3 level 8s, 1 level 7, 1 level 6 and an A* distinction. Other exceptional students were Raheem O, Olaotan O, Fredrick D and Hast H.
Headteacher Tim Plumb said, “I am delighted that our students have achieved such great results: they really deserve them. We are all very proud of them and wish them well for the future. A large proportion of our students are now able to move to the next phase of their education, many opting to stay at Woolwich Poly to study their A Levels before moving on to higher education. Such popularity is a reflection of the tremendous work and dedication of staff at the school.”
Progress measures look set to be exceptional when national data is released in the autumn term. We expect to be in the top 10% of the country for English, Maths, Science, Computing and Photography and the top 1% of the country for Physics and Economics; this is truly exceptional.
Woolwich Poly Sixth Form, an OFSTED rated Outstanding sixth form, are celebrating another successful year of Post 16 qualifications. Their motto of “Tomorrow’s Leaders” is certainly pertinent to their diligent Class of 2019 with over half of their students graduating with grades A*-B.
Among the top performers is Kelvin who obtained outstanding results in some of the most challenging courses: Maths (A*), Further Maths (A), Computer Science (A) and Physics (A). He said, “I would like to thank all of my teachers here at the Poly – I couldn’t have done it without them!” Another student, Perfecta, an A* student states, “what a rollercoaster the last two years has been; I can’t wait to see what the future brings. I am so proud of my achievements.” Other students among the top achievers include: Raees (AAB), Fikayo (AAB) and Alex C (AAB).
“We are extremely proud of our students who have achieved grades to be commended in the face of the increasingly rigorous nature of A-Level courses, proving that the high expectations of both students and staff, along with the countless hours of study, has all been worth it!” States Hannah Elliott, Head of Year 13 and Deputy Head of Sixth Form.
Head of Sixth Form, Miss Anne Bassi said: “It is a privilege to work with such wonderful young people. Here at the Poly, we foster a culture of success, as witnessed by today’s celebrations.”
Head Teacher, Mr Plumb, is overjoyed by the results: “This is a fantastic set of results for both the school and the Royal Borough of Greenwich. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff, our Governors, and, of course, the students themselves for their sheer determination and hard work!”
It is no surprise that Woolwich Polytechnic is the Sixth Form of choice, for many, in South East London and is substantially oversubscribed.