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GCSE Success for Wellacre Boys

Posted at 2:00 pm on 22nd August, 2019

GCSE Celebrations 2019

It’s been another year of excellent results for students at Wellacre Academy – with significant improvements in a range of subjects, including English and Maths. 

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Results in Sciences were impressive with 42% of students in Physics achieving grade 7-9 and 90% secured strong passes at grades 5-9. In RE, 70% of students achieved a grade 5-9 with over a third of students achieving the very highest grades 7-9. Geography and French results improved to significantly above national average and Wellacre boys continue to excel in vocational subjects. 48% of BTEC Sport students achieved a Distinction/Distinction* and 80% achieved grades A*/A in Design, Engineer, Construct. The number of A*/A and B grade equivalents showed improvement on last year’s results in all the core curriculum subjects; English, Maths and Science. 

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Principal, Miss Melanie Wicks, is extremely proud of Wellacre’s students and remarked, “These are excellent results and we are all very proud of the boys who now have the qualifications they need to continue their education and training.  We recognise the achievements of all our students, some of whom have overcome significant personal challenges to succeed.”  

There were outstanding individual successes this year and many proud parents and were present to witness the opening of results envelopes. 

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Joshua-Lee Walsh celebrated a fantastic set of results including a grade 9 in Physics and Chemistry, and grade 8’s in Maths, English Language, Computer Science and Biology. He said: “I set myself high standards and I’m utterly elated with all my results. My family is very happy and proud! The teachers at Wellacre motivated and challenged me throughout my time here. I’m going to Winstanley College to study A Levels in Physics, Maths, Further Maths and Computer Science. I’d like to pursue a career as a Computer Scientist or Mathematician, definitely something in the STEM industry!”

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Shah Ahmad achieved superb results with a grade 9 Physics, and grade 8’s in Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Geography. He was most proud of his grade 9 in Physics and is excited about his future, “My dream is to study Dentistry at the University of Manchester so I will go to Urmston Grammar to do A Levels in Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Maths.” Shah was keen to thank his teachers, “The teachers have been really supportive at Wellacre and have helped me to do well.  There are high expectations and the atmosphere was ‘competitive’ in class! It has been a great experience at Wellacre and I’ve had a lot of fun.”

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Adam Ali has his sights set on the stars following an exceptional set of results including grade 8 in Physics and Chemistry, grade 7 in Biology, Maths, English Language and Computer Science, and an A* in Design, Engineer, Construct. “I’m so pleased to achieve so many top grades. I have been offered great opportunities but the highlight was the University project ‘The Brilliant Club’ where we studied Nuclear Physics and the dissertation I wrote was published. I will go on to Urmston Grammar School to study Physics, Chemistry and Maths. Then I would like to go to University to study Science or Computer Science and eventually work for the European Space Agency to become an astronaut.”

Outgoing Head Boy, Oliver Pagan was in celebratory mood and with good reason, with a Grade 9 in Maths, a Distinction* in VCERT Food and Cookery and BTEC Music, and grade 7’s in Combined Science and Computer Science.  He will go to Urmston Grammar School to study Maths, Further Maths and Computer Science. Oliver said: “Words cannot describe how I feel! The grade 9 in Maths symbolises everything I’ve worked towards. I have been blessed to go to a school that not only focuses on the academic, but also on the personal development of each student. In the future I’d like to work in the Intelligence industry; my aim is to work for the RAF or GCHQ.”

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Miss Wicks adds, “This success could not have happened without the hard work and dedication of the students themselves, combined with the unwavering support they have had from the teaching and support staff. Congratulations to the students and their families who should all be very proud of their achievements. We wish them every success in the future.’’

To find out more about how Wellacre brings out the best in boys come along to our Open Evening on Wednesday 25th September.