Woolwich Poly maintains outstanding GCSE results despite the uncertainty in the new grading system for both English and maths. These results are testament to the dedication of the staff, a sustained effort from students and continued support from parents and carers.
71% of students have achieved a standard pass (4+) in English and maths with 53% 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 English and maths has been outstanding, even though the exams were much harder this year. Eight students secured a 9 in English: this is the very highest grade possible and, likewise, 30% of students achieved an exceptional pass in maths.
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 today celebrating their A-level results — the best in the history of the school. Overall, 64% of grades were awarded at A* - B, with a striking 45% 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 students studying medicine at Kings College London. Head of Sixth Form, Anne Bassi said: "Our motto of Tomorrow’s Leaders is certainly pertinent to our diligent Class of 2017. Both students and staff have worked tirelessly to ensure that no stone was left unturned in achieving the best academic results possible."
One such student, Olegs Korolovs (A*/A*/A/A) secured his place to study Architecture at one of the world’s finest institutions: the University of Cambridge. He said: “I am so pleased! The staff here at the Poly are so dedicated to ensuring the best: the best teaching, the best support, the best results. This combined with my dedication to study has meant I can now go to one of the best universities in the world.”
Future Computer Scientist and Headboy, Simi Adeshina (A*/A*/A*), paid tribute to the school when he said: “This is a place where your limits will be pushed beyond what you thought possible with the help of incredibly talented teachers as well as a supportive sixth form team to whom your well-being and success is their number one priority. I achieved 100% in 6 of my maths modules, which is beyond what I hoped for. It is sad to end this chapter of my life, but exciting as the next one begins at the University of Warwick.”
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.