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A-Level Results 2017

*Source: The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) August 2017

This year has seen yet another set of fantastic A-level results at WGHS, with students achieving 73% of results at grades A*-B, compared to the National Average 53%.

Nina Gunson, Head of Wakefield Girls’ High School 

Congratulations to our Year 13 girls on their superb A level results. With 73% of all results at grades A*-B and 47% at A*/A, the girls should be extremely pleased with their successes. In the first year of reformed A levels for many subjects, in which results are solely based assessment at the end of the course, we are delighted to have seen an increase in the number of A* grades.

We are incredibly proud of each girl’s achievements, they have worked so hard and their dedication has been justly rewarded by their excellent results. Several of our Year 13 students have experienced significant adversity during their A level studies and examinations and we have all been inspired by the resilience, courage and positivity they have shown, which has resulted in terrific academic success.

The majority of our girls secured their place at their first choice of university; studying a diverse selection of degree courses ranging from Medicine, Pharmacy, Optometry and Engineering to Languages, Economics, Furniture & Product Design, International Relations and History.

We wish our Year 13 girls the very best of luck in the next step of their educational career – we will miss you.

  • 16% of all results at Grade A* (national average = 8%)
  • 47% of results at Grade A*/A (national average = 26%)
  • 73% of results at Grade A*/B (national average = 53%)
  • 99% of students achieved 3 or more A-level grades A*- E
  • ​Fourteen girls (20% of the cohort) achieved A*/A grades in all of their subjects
  • Four students successfully secured their Oxbridge places

A special mention must go to Sienna Butterfield and Stephanie Cadman, each with three A*s and one A, and to Georgie Jones and Vivi Way who both achieved an outstanding four A*s (with another A* in the Extended Project Qualification for Vivi too!)