ON the back of some fine A-Level results, GCSE pupils at Lord Wandsworth College shone this summer, with more than half of all GCSE grades being awarded at A* or A (53%) and 80 per cent of all grades at A*-B, equalling the school’s best GCSE performance in many years.

Against the backdrop of more challenging exams and reports of less certainty in the new grading system, 95 per cent of pupils achieved an average of A*-C across all subjects.

“Huge congratulations” in particular go to Tabitha Restall-Young and Hristina Iankova, who achieved the perfect set of 10A*s, closely followed by 12 other pupils, including Amy McGeoch, Luke Allison and Alvin Boateng, who achieved eight or nine A* grades.

Although a school which is passionate about the all-round nature of education and the individual, Lord Wandsworth College continues to invest heavily in the quality of teaching and learning, staff professional development and teaching facilities.

With a £250,000 refurbishment to the English department almost complete and a state-of-the-art science centre in the planning stages to name but two of many projects, the core subjects of English, maths and the sciences, in particular, are flourishing, with A*-B grades of more than 90 per cent in almost all cases this year.

Headteacher Adam Williams said: “It is a privilege to see our pupils continue to fulfil their potential across the wide range of subjects, yet maintain their passions for music, sport, drama, and the broader co-curriculum. They remain committed to reaching out in the community to make a positive difference to others too, which is truly inspirational.

“Our mission to transform the teaching and learning landscape at Lord Wandsworth College while maintaining the ethos of the college continues apace, and these results are testament to the exciting changes that have been made.”