Westonbirt students celebrate top grade GCSE success

12th August 2021

Westonbirt School, now co-ed, has worked hard to support students through the disruptions of the pandemic and the rigor of many internal assessments to ensure this capable cohort reached its full potential. The school is delighted that 44% of students have achieved top 8 – 9 grades at GCSE this year.

Head of Upper School, Alexis Shea, who is moving to the new role of Assistant Head for Character Education at Westonbirt, said;

“This cohort have had to manage significant disruption to their school experience and we are delighted that they have performed so well. Our staff went above and beyond to support pupils during lockdown and remote learning – I’m just so pleased that it has enabled them to demonstrate their full abilities.

The positive and proactive way in which this group of learners has approached their studies when faced with such unprecedented difficulties is a clear testament to their intellectual progress. I look forward to welcoming them back to our newly co-ed Sixth Form in September for a term which sees a record number of students at Westonbirt and an exciting phase of development for the school.”

Highlights include 80% of students achieving Grade 6 – 9 in English and over a third of pupils reaching top Grades 8 -9 in maths.