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GCSE Results 2017

The Wavell School is delighted to report that GCSE records have been broken yet again this year.

65% students gained a standard pass (grade 4) or better in both English and Maths, our best ever result!

The school is especially pleased with its English results of 84%, grades 9-4 (equivalent to the old A*-C grades). The girls in particular deserve congratulations in achieving 93% grades 9-4 in English with similar results in many of the subjects they studied.

The school is also proud to maintain our record of all students leaving with a pass in at least 5 subjects and thus being able to progress to the next stage of their education or training.


A wide range of subjects achieved 80% C grades or better; Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business Studies, Dance, Graphics, Photography, Textiles and French.

We continue to have record numbers of students choosing to do the English Baccalaureate suite of qualifications (English, Maths, at least 2 Sciences, History or Geography and a language) and when national data is published we anticipate our pass rate to be around double the national average! This coupled with fantastic results in the wide range of subjects studied here at the Wavell demonstrates the success our students have had across their whole curriculum.


Yet again our most able students did exceptionally well in gaining many of the top grades and special congratulations to 10 of our students who achieved a mixture of Grade 9s in their English and Maths and A* in their other subjects:

Aiken Bunting (Head Boy), Becca Turner, Geraint Hoggan, Joseph Barzey, Jamie Cox, Isabelle Johnson, George Vary, Sarah Butt, Ashma Gurung, Amy Stevens and Jessica Keenan.


 I am delighted with this year’s results. All schools were aware that there was more challenge this year within the new GCSEs for English and Maths so the fact that we have had our best ever result is a sign of our staff’s and students’ resilience, self-belief and sheer hard work. I could not be more proud. Thank you also to Wavell parents who supported their sons and daughters throughout the exam period and worked so well with us over the last 5 years.

Amanda Rowley