Walton girls keep up the good work

Walton Girls' High School students celebrate their GCSE results, from left, Katie Monaghan, Evie Ashwin and Abbie Butler. Photo: 0140A
Walton Girls' High School students celebrate their GCSE results, from left, Katie Monaghan, Evie Ashwin and Abbie Butler. Photo: 0140A

Walton Girls’ High School has maintained the high achievement of last year, bucking the national trend.

At Walton this year, 63% of students achieved five or more A*-C grades including English and Maths, building on its reputation of being in the top 100 schools for student progress. Over 70% of students achieved A*-C in Maths, and English A*-C grades have risen by 10% on the previous year to 77%. Twenty per cent of students achieved five or more A*/A grades.

Walton Girls' High School pupil Emily Aldous-Johnson is happy with her GCSE results. PHoto: 0141A

Walton Girls' High School pupil Emily Aldous-Johnson is happy with her GCSE results. PHoto: 0141A

Principal Christine Horrocks said: “I am really pleased that we have sustained the 10% improvement in results which we achieved in 2012. Last year we were in the top 100 schools in the country in terms of student progress and were congratulated by David Laws, Minister of State for schools.

“Our progress figures have improved even further this year so we should have retained our position in the top 100 schools. We pride ourselves at Walton on treating all students as individuals and ensuring that they all achieve their potential whatever their level of ability and our results have once again shown that this is what we have delivered. I want to congratulate all students for their superb achievements and thank the staff for their incredible hard work and commitment.”

Eloise Sinclair achieved six A* grades. She said: “I am ecstatic. I think I am going to cry all day. I have done a million times better than I thought I would.”

Student Charlotte Scorror said she was very pleased with her results which included an A*, two As and two distinction stars. She said: “I did so much better than I thought I would. I got an A in psychology and I was predicted a C so I am really pleased about that. The facilities here are amazing and I love all my teachers.”

Emily Aldous-Johnson achieved distinction stars in her dance and drama BTecs and will study musical theatre among her A-Levels. Emily said: “I am definitely pleased. The dance I expected, but not the drama, so I am happy.”