August 2018

Withernsea High School students celebrate GCSE results

There was a real buzz of excitement in the air as parents and teachers joined the young people to celebrate successful outcomes across all subjects.

Their hard work was collectively rewarded with the news that overall attainment has seen an improvement on last year’s figures – echoing a similar trend visible in last week’s A-Level results.

Headteacher Mark Crofts commented: ‘I am delighted for our students who have worked really hard to achieve these results. As teachers, we always want the very best for our students, but most of all we want their efforts to be rewarded. This morning has been a relief for many students, and a really pleasant surprise for others.

Our class of 2018 deserve special credit as they have faced the new, more rigorous GCSEs in many subjects. They have responded well to the increased challenge by working closely with their teachers and developing the kind of study skills they will definitely need as they move on to further education. We’re also thrilled with the high academic achievement of numerous students, many of whom will join us in the Sixth Form in September.

Individuals matter most, but it is encouraging for staff, parents and the community to see that, in a tough year, our students can perform well collectively.

My thanks go to the staff at Withernsea High School for their commitment to our young people, for their dedication to teaching and for the care and support they routinely give.’



Celebrating success: Headteacher Mark Crofts congratulates students (left to right) Charlotte Tune, Emma Dean, Amy Inglis and Elle-Nicole Reid. All four students will return to the school's Sixth Form in September to continue achieving.

Highlights of their results were:

8s in Science and Maths for Charlotte.

An A in Media, 9-8 in Science and 8s in French, Maths, History and Art for Emma.

9s in Science, English, French and Maths for Amy.

An 8 in Art plus a distinction in Music and a distinction star in Dance for Elle-Nicole.

ABOVE: Student Jamie Dosdale celebrated a strong set of results which included 9s in Science and Maths.

ABOVE: Smiles all around for Sam Abblett-Kemp, Alice Bullock, Ellie Dawson and Taurie Jackson.