The students at Woolwich Poly have the highest aspirations and, despite the national uncertainties of the new GCSEs, these aspirations have become reality for the vast majority of students today.
Our provisional figures show that Maths and Science are in the top 10% of the country for Progress and English is in the top 25%. We are delighted that students continue to achieve so strongly in the vital core subjects. Our most able students performed extremely well with 55 achieving the top three grades in Maths. Maybe most remarkably, there were 20 grade 9s achieved in Science – the highest possible grade. Achievements were also strong across the year group with 78.4% of students gaining a Pass or better in English and 75.7% doing the same in Maths.
We are proud that our results reflect the whole curriculum with Business and Economics also coming in the top 10% in the country for Progress. Computer Science, Art, Drama and Design Technology all achieved progress in the top 25%.
There were some notable individual results including: Rajan Bahra who obtained 8 GCSEs at level 8 and above. Zinedine Guernouti received an A** in Further Maths as well as a level 9 in Maths and 8 other outstanding passes. Other exceptional students were Abdul Rajman Jacob, Sonny Johnson, Adesh Gurung, Tosin Toba, Roshan Pandy and Efosa Egharevba-Buckman all achieving at least 8 exceptional grades.
Head Teachers, Tim Plumb and Byron Parker said “Our dedicated teachers are truly making a life changing difference to the students at this school. Each year it gets more difficult to achieve results at this level and we are delighted for our students. We would like to thank our committed staff for their superb efforts over the last year.”
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. We have also had the highest number of applications from external students this year too. Such popularity is a reflection of the tremendous work of staff at the school and this bodes well for the opening of Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls, due in September 2019.