Last year 2012, we saw a 100% pass rate in our
scholarship form, 93 per cent of passes were at grades A* to B and
66 per cent were at A* or A.
Congratulations to Lucy Chan who is celebrating after gaining 12
GCSEs at A and A* grade.
The 16-year-old, who lives in Grenoside, joined fellow pupils in
marking another year of exam success.
We are the city's only academically
non-selective co-educational independent school from 3-16
years. 83 per cent of students gained five or more A* to C grades,
with 73 per cent of those passes including English and Maths. As an
academically non-selective school we are delighted with these
results and rejoice in the individual success of our pupils.
"Lucy's is a remarkable achievement, the result of extremely
hard work and dedication," said John Hicks.
"But we are equally pleased with all our GCSE students and a set
of results that demonstrate Westbourne's increasing levels of
academic achievement and the individual personal progress made by
all our pupils."
2011 our Year 11 scholarship class passed their
GCSE English, six months early.
Year 11 have also completed their science modules, again
six months early, we await the results. This has left room for
them to study Astronomy between January and the summer.
2010, saw a 100 per cent pass rate in five grade A*
A cohort of 30 pupils gained over 90 grade A* and As, 63%
passed all their exams, 67% got at least 8 passes and 84 % of the
grades obtained in the faster moving set were A* - B.
Westbourne is an academically non
selective, mixed ability school so we are very proud of our
pass rate league.
Westbourne's GCSE results have improved
immensely since we first started 9 years ago when we expanded
up to the Year 11 age range.
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A* - C
2011 - Our Year 11s have managed to achieve a
very creditable pass rate of 86% (minimum of five A* - C
grades). If you include Maths and English within the five,
the figure is 69% which is well above the national
The total number of A/A* for Year 11 was 96 as compared to last
years 91 and our top set out performed all previous results with an
amazing 98% of all exams taken being A* - B grades (last years was
88%). Some of the results in our lower sets were excellent
and showed a 20% increase in value over our earlier predictions in
Special mentions should go to Tom O'Connor and James
Brotherston who achieved 12 A* and A grades
Also to Kathryn Grayson who joined us
from Brantwood School part way through her GCSE year.
Despite being faced with the extra challenge of a change in
examining bodies at very short notice in many of her subjects, her
commitment and dedication paid off and saw her achieve 9 A*
and A grades.
All our pupils have gone onto the schools/colleges of their
choice and we wish them all the best in their future studies.