Dear Parents and Carers,
This week we open our doors to prospective WSFG students for entry in 2015. We have been overwhelmed by the number of student volunteers who have come forward to host our visitors. Our thanks also go to all our staff who will give up their evening to talk about the WSFG experience to our guests. It is truly a highlight of our calendar!
Volunteering at WSFG does not stop there. This week sees the launch of our Year 10 reading mentor scheme. Ms Jean-Baptiste(SPL Year 10), Ms Scott and Ms Mannan were very impressed by the number of volunteers who came forward to train as reading mentorsand support our Year 7 readers.
We have had some other visitors to the school. Recently Mr Bryant(Head of the ICT Faculty and Specialist Leader in Education) hosteda visit of a team of executives from Pearson plc. As a PearsonFronter Champion School, this was a huge honour. Their feedbackwas extremely positive:
‘It’s a fantastic school and we were all very much impressed by the girls’
‘It’s important that we extricate ourselves from the office and spend time with learners and educators to understand the issues and opportunities you face - plus seeing the amazing work you all do’.
A number of events have been taking place in school to celebrate Black History. Year 9 girls presented a devised drama piece, the outcome of over twelve month’s work with the Caribbean Heritage Project, to students in Years 7 and 8. The genealogist and author Paul Crooks spoke about his work and films are being shown in the LRC throughout the month whilst Assistant Headteacher Ms Bugden shared the story of the author and poet Maya Angelou in her assemblies. Meanwhile, girls are researching famous black scientistsand aiming to win some excellent prizes for their efforts!
School Improvement Plan 2014/15: Summary
GCSE Results 2014
Congratulations to all our Year 11 students!
WSFG results have gone up once more to an all-time high of 75% (5 or more A*-C grades including English and mathematics) bucking the national trend which saw a dip this year.
81.4% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades whilst 100% achieved 5 or more A*-G grades. Both English and Mathematics recorded significant improvements in A*-C grades on 2013 (English 89.3%, up 7.9% and Mathematics 79.1%, up 6.2%).
40.1% of the girls achieved the English Baccalaureate (A*-C grades in English, mathematics, two science subjects, a language and a humanities subject), an increase of 5% on 2013.
Students, staff, governors and, of course, parents and carers were delighted with these results, which reflect solid hard work and dedication.
More details of subject breakdown will follow shortly.
For press coverage click on the link below:
Greensheet Plus Summer 2014