South Wilts Grammar School celebrates another excellent year of A* and A GCSE results
The numbers of students achieving the very highest grades is again outstanding. It makes for an excellent set of results for the 122 Year 11 students. A high proportion of the results were awarded the top grades, with 69 students gainng 10 or more A* and A grades and 108 students gained 5 or more A*-A across their GCSEs. 100% of the year group gained 5 A*- C grades, including English and Mathematics, with every single student achieving great success. An incredible 77% of the examinations taken were awarded A* and A grades.
Headteacher, Michele Chilcott said, “This is another strong set of results for the school and is a celebration of the dedication and commitment of the students, hardwork by the staff and support from parents.
25 August 2016
Exceptional student achievements at South Wilts Grammar School
Students have yet again excelled in their A Level examinations this year with an outstanding 77% of all A Level results at A*, A or B grades. A tremendous 47.4% of all grades were A* or A, with 14.3% at A* and a pass rate of 100%.
183 girls sat A Level examinations this year, with 44 students gaining 3 or more A Levels at grade A or A*. This outstanding achievement was matched at AS level, with 5 students gaining an impressive 6 AS Levels at grade A, 10 gaining 5 A grades and a further 18 students achieved 4 AS levels at grade A.
All our students, whether they have been at South Wilts for seven years or joined us in the Sixth Form, have achieved deservedly high levels of success. This year’s tremendous results are a credit to the hard work and determination of students and staff and to the support of parents and friends of the school.
18 August 2016
South Wilts provides high quality education and is one of the top schools in the country. Academic achievement at South Wilts is excellent with outstanding examination results across all key stages. The school has over 1000 students, including over 376 students in the sixth form.
We not only focus on academic excellence but help the girls to become independent learners and young leaders. Our aim is to develop self-discipline, a feeling of self-worth, confidence in expressing themselves and a sense of responsibility towards our local community and wider society. We encourage participation in a wide range of activities outside the classroom with many enrichment opportunities across all subject areas, including international links.
The Ofsted inspection in October 2007 summarises the best aspects of the school. “This is an outstanding school in all respects. It is held in high regard by the vast majority of its students and their parents and rightly so. One parent accurately commented, “South Wilts is a wonderful school. The children are happy, hardworking and respectful. The staff certainly want the best from the children and will not accept second best”. “Second best” is not in the lexicon of this school, where excellence pervades all aspects of its work”.
The school became a New Academy in January 2011 and is also a member of the South West Academic Trust, which includes seven other selective schools in the South West and the University of Exeter.
This is a forward thinking school and has benefited from a number of building programmes in recent years providing first class facilities including outstanding ICT provision. The school's focus is always on teaching and learning and staff work hard to ensure that all students fulfil their potential in a supportive and friendly environment.
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