Dear Parents and Carers,
The school term is now well underway, with all years engaged in different activities.
Our Saturday School launched last week, attracting nearly fifty Year 7 students who had an entertaining and educational day in school. We are grateful to both the staff and older student mentors who gave up their time for the younger girls. Our emphasis on service to the community was illustrated again by the Year 10 assembly this week, which saw groups vying to support different charities to be nominated as the Year Charity. We await the results of that.
Year 10 Sports Leaders were busy on Tuesday afternoon as they led the borough tri-golf competition in school. This was attended by Year 1 pupils and staff from eight local primary schools – and what fun they had! Also on the theme of unusual sports at WSFG, Thursday sees the start of a new Dodgeball Club after school.
On Wednesday, our Year 11 students impressed by looking so professional in business dress. They were all involved in professional interview day, an opportunity for every student to be interviewed by adults from professions such as medicine, law and education amongst others. They did the school and their parents and carers proud and certainly made a lasting impression on the visitors. Thank you to Ms Budgen and Ms Janes and to all our volunteer interviewers for giving up their time.
Thursday evening promises to be an entertaining one; last term a number of Year 9 students were successful in gaining a place in the Old Vic Schools Club which enables them to see four productions at the Old Vic Theatre as well as participate in a workshop led by facilitators from the theatre. On Thursday, parents and carers have been invited to see short pieces of drama performed by the girls in response to having seen Sophocles’ Electra. This will undoubtedly to be a very dramatic evening indeed.
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.
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Greensheet Plus Summer 2014