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A-Level Results

*Source: The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) August 2016

In 2016, WGHS students have achieved another set of excellent A level results with 75% passes A*-B compared to the National Average 54.5%.

Nina Gunson, Head of Wakefield Girls’ High School 

This summer, WGHS students have achieved another set of excellent A level results with 75.5% of results at grade A*-B. The girls should be extremely proud of their results, which are a testament to all their hard work and perseverance, as well as the dedication and expertise of their teachers.

With national concerns about the shortage of students opting for certain subjects and the inability of sixth forms to offer these minority subjects, we are delighted that girls at WGHS, inspired by their teachers, continue to study and excel in Modern Foreign Languages, Ancient Languages, Design Technology subjects, Music and Drama at A level.

This breadth is also reflected in the vast range of degree courses our students are going on to study, which includes everything from Medicine, Dentistry, Architecture and Engineering to Social Anthropology, Fashion Marketing, Music and Law.

We will miss the Year 13 students tremendously, they have been a super cohort of girls with so many talents and qualities and I am confident they will each excel in the next step of their educational career.

  • 43% of passes at Grade A*/A
  • 75.5% of passes at Grade A*/B
  • 99.6% of students achieved 3 or more A-level grades A*- E
  • ​Fourteen girls achieved A*/A grades in all of their subjects, two students successfully secured their place in Medical School at Cambridge.
  • Jessica Trueman has achieved outstanding results, consisting of A* A* A A, despite having spinal surgery so close to her exams. She is going on to study Philosophy at Newcastle University.