GCSE Results 2018



WCSA students are jubilant after another set of sustained fantastic GCSE results - the best results for many years.

Among some excellent performances, nearly 1 in 5 students (17%) achieved 9-7 grades while 71% scored 9-4 grades. And some 56% of students achieved the old measure of five 9-4 grades including English and maths.

Sensationally, 43% of WCSA students achieved at least one grade 9-7 - equivalent to the old A*-A - with 19 students getting at least one grade 9, and a whopping 327 9-7 grades were awarded in total.

The strong GCSE results mean the Academy has some of its best results in many years and some of the best and fastest improvements in achievement across the South West.

Students to achieve two Grade 9s were Lexi Mitchell, Maisie Slingsby, Tom Lighthowler, Dominic Ellam, James Skinner and Lewis Bryne. And those to secure most grade 9 AND 8s were Tom Derreck (7), Olivia Simmonds (7), Archie Jones (6), Kristian Kozmos (6) and Josh Watts (6).

Student Josh Clay, aged 16, said: “I am thrilled with these results. I have had five fabulous years at WCSA and want to thank all the brilliant staff for helping me achieve my grades. I am now starting an apprenticeship with Great Western Railways”.

The results follow a brilliant two years for WCSA which culminated in Principal Jacqui Scott winning a prestigious Headteacher of the Year award. Jacqui said: “Our students have excelled as we expected them to do and we are very proud of every single one of them. We are a happy, community school and regularly tell our students that they can achieve incredible things. We are not complacent but we intend to celebrate with all of the students and their families and carers. Many thanks to the whole community for their support.”