Woolwich Poly maintains outstanding GCSE results despite the uncertainty in the new grading system for the majority of the GCSE's. These results are testament to the dedication of the staff, a sustained effort from students and continued support from parents and carers.
70% of students have achieved a standard pass (4+) in English and maths with 45% securing a strong pass (5+). We are confident that these results mean that we continue to be well above the national averages.
The 'high-end' performance for Maths has been outstanding again. 25% of students achieved an exceptional pass in maths. Our Chemistry and Physics students were in the top 10% of the country.
Co-Head Teachers Byron Parker and Tim Plumb said, "We are incredibly proud of the accomplishments of our students; they have risen to the challenges this year with resilience and determination and, as a result, they have succeeded in possibly the hardest GCSE exams for decades. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff, governors, and, of course, the students themselves for their sheer hard work."
Students at the OFSTED rated “Outstanding” Woolwich Polytechnic School were also celebrating their A-level results. Overall, 51% of grades were awarded at A* - B, with 28% of students achieving A*-A grades. The overwhelming majority of students were thrilled to get into the universities of their choice, with approximately 20% securing places at a Russell Group university, including one student studying medicine and one at Cambridge. Head of Sixth Form, Anne Bassi said: "Our motto of Tomorrow’s Leaders is certainly pertinent to our diligent Class of 2018. Both students and staff have worked tirelessly to ensure that no stone was left unturned in achieving the best academic results possible."
The results at Woolwich Polytechnic show the dedication and determination of students and staff with an astounding 76% of grades awarded at A*- C and an impressive 52% of students achieving A*-B grades. Excitement, pride and optimism permeate the school as the students realise they have got into the universities of their choice, with high numbers securing places at a Russell Group university, including students studying medicine. Most notably, Nimotalai Lawal will be taking up her place at the University of Cambridge to study chemical engineering. Head of Sixth Form, Anne Bassi said "Our motto of Tomorrow’s Leaders is certainly pertinent to our diligent Class of 2018. Yet again, our students have stepped-up to the mark, amidst the new challenges faced with curriculum reforms, and have achieved excellent grades. We are so proud of the school community and wish all of our students well in the next stage of their journey to adulthood.”
One such student, future mathematician Michael Nguyen, who achieved an incredible five A*s in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry, said: “It has been hard work over the last two years but the staff here, at the Poly, have always been so supportive. I am ready for my next step but I will miss my ‘Poly’ family. I can’t believe I am headed to university.”
Co – Head Teacher, Mr Plumb said, "Our Sixth Form continues to go from strength to strength. The combination of our confident, mature and hardworking students with our highly-skilled, dedicated body of staff is the secret to our continued success.” An elated Mr Parker, Co-Head Teacher, said, “Another hugely successful year for our Sixth Form students. Here at the Poly, we encourage our students to become successful independent learners and our results are testament to this.”
It is no surprise that Woolwich Polytechnic is the Sixth Form of choice for many in South East London and is substantially oversubscribed.