Amazing results for our GCSE students
We are incredibly proud of the GCSE class of 2017 who achieved great results, particularly given the national context of new examinations, more challenging thresholds, and a fall in the national figures.
Parrs Wood achieved 69% of students with 'standard' passes of 4+ in English and Maths and 45% at the new 'gold standard' of 5+ passes in English and Maths. We are really proud that almost 25% of our entries were awarded with an A* / A grade.
Particular congratulations to: - 43% (15.3%) students who achieved 5 or more A*/A/9/8/7 grades - 35 (12.4%) students who achieved 6 or more A* /A/9/8/7 grades - 12 students who achieved straight A*/A/9/8/7 grades - 33 (4%) of our student entries who achieved the highest possible grade of 9 in English / Maths
A massive congratulations to our A-Level students on their fantastic achievements
Congratulations to the year 13 of 2017. Once again, the students achieved excellent results, despite the increased challenge of the new linear A2 examinations. Over 28% of all grades were A*/A. We are extremely proud of them.
It is a real credit to the students and a reward for their sustained effort and ability. The vast majority gained their first choice at University. In addition, some of our students re-sat units or re-applied for University; 3 students were successful in gaining places to study Medicine and 2 for Optometry. We at Parrs Wood would like to wish all of our students’ ever future success. We know they will be a make a significant difference.
This year's Sixth Form top achievers
N Taylor: 3 A*s and 1 As: Studying Physics with Astrophysics at York A Khobnya: 3 A*s: Studying Material Science with Nuclear Engineering at Imperial College, London L Warne: 3 A*s: Studying Computer Science at Cambridge B Douglas: 2 A*s and 2 As: Studying Computer Science at MIT K Burrell: 2 A*s and 2 As: Studying Economics at UCL H Ahmad: 1 A* and 3 As: Declined uni offers for Durham and Manchester to reapply for Oxford next year U Jahangir: 1 A* and 3 As: Studying Economics at Manchester Uni G Walker: 1 A* and 2 As: Studying Natural Sciences at Lancaster Uni D Twigg: 1 A* and 2 As: Studying Biology at Sheffield A Webster: 1 A* and 2 As: Studying Life Sciences at Manchester Uni Z Liu: 3 D*s: Studying Accounting and Finance at MMU A Miah: 3 D*s: Studying International Business Management at MMU J Mohammed: 3 D*s: Studying Business Technology at MMU W Rehman: 3 D*s: Studying Software Engineering at MMU
Examples of students who excelled against their target grades
B Haider: Law A* History A Psychology A* T Alao: Chemistry A Maths A Physics B M Khalid: Economics A ICT B Business Studies C A Sheikhani: Maths A Chemistry A Physics B M Shirley: Business Studies A PE B Psychology B
Congratulations to the following students
T Dowie has been accepted to study Medicine at St Andrews S Singh has been accepted to study Medicine at Glasgow I Chowdhury has been accepted to study Medicine at BSMS S Rizvi has been accepted to study Optometry at Bradford I Tanvir has been accepted to study Optometry at Manchester Uni C Townend has been accepted to study Conservation Biology and Ecology at Exeter Uni R Basnet has been accepted to study Chemical Engineering at Leeds
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