WGS pupils delighted after impressive GCSE results

24th August 23

There was a great sense of excitement and anticipation this morning as pupils awaited their GCSE results at Wisbech Grammar School and they were not disappointed as the school community celebrated a fine set of results.

Several pupils received multiple top grades achieving the maximum 9 grade across many different subjects.

Headmaster Barney Rimmer was thrilled with the results and commented “This has been an excellent year of GCSE results for the Wisbech Grammar School community. We are well ahead of the National pass rates overall and this cohort of pupils should be very proud of their achievements. I am forever grateful to the dedication of the staff and the support from parents and guardians.

Again, as with A-level results, the GCSEs nationally have been brought back to 2019 pre-pandemic levels. However, our GCSEs have shown an improvement compared to last year and have bucked the national trend.

These results demonstrate that through a combination of inspired teaching, broad enrichment opportunities that exist at WGS, and the work ethic of this group of pupils, great results can be achieved. I am proud of everyone associated with these results.”

We managed to catch up with Theo, who attended results day with his family and was over the moon with his results. “I was very nervous, yesterday in particular when you start to hear stories about national grades being lower, so I am delighted with my results. I’m now looking forward to studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Art at A-Level at the school (Wisbech Grammar School 6th form) and hope to achieve my dream of studying Architecture or Engineering at Cambridge University”

“I have picked up valuable support at the school, especially knowing ‘how to learn effectively’. I also really appreciated being able to attend the Study Seminar that the school organised last year – it really helped me pick up skills that will serve me well in the future”

Notable achievements include:

Dillany Jeyakumar (Hillcrest Primary) – 7 9’s (10 GCSEs grade 7-9)

Kayleigh Ashley (Dersingham Primary) – 5 9’s (8 GCSEs grade 7-9)

Anona Bressani (St Martin at Shouldham Primary) – 5 9’s (8 GCSEs grade 7-9)

Theodore Dent (South Wootton Junior School) – 5 9’s (9 GCSEs grade 7-9)

Jules Jamieson (Glebe House School) – 4 9’s (9 GCSEs grade 7-9)

John Lawrence – (WGS Prep) – 4 9’s (9 GCSEs grade 7-9)

Betsey Paxton (Fleet Wood Lane Primary School) – 4 9’s (9 GCSEs grade 7-9)

Adam Gardner (Greneway Middle School) – 3 9’s (9 GCSEs grade 7-9)