Teachers 'delighted' with Whitmore High School pupils performance

Teachers 'delighted' with pupils performance

Teachers 'delighted' with pupils performance

First published in News
Last updated
Harrow Times: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

Teachers say they are delighted for their pupils after they received their GCSE results.

At Whitmore High School, in Porlock Avenue, Harrow, 70 per cent of pupils achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and maths.

Following the results, head of Year 11 Dan Topley said: “I am very proud of the achievements of my first year group and will never forget them. I think I was as nervous as they were this morning.”

Deputy headteacher Liz Morton said: “This year group showed a clear commitment to their studies and their hard work has paid off - I am delighted for them all.”

One star pupil, Kyle Forbes, who got four A*s and 5As said: “I’m really pleased with my results. my time at Whitmore has been truly been a great experience, and I’d like to thank all the teachers for helping me achieve the results I got.

“I have chosen maths and physics at A-level as they will help me in my journey to become an engineer.”

Alex Ranaghan, who got four A*s and six As, said: “This morning I was feeling extremely nervous. However, once I opened my results I was ecstatic.

“I have had an amazing experience at Whitmore and would like to thank all the teachers who have helped me to succeed.”

Another happy pupil Preena Shah, who received eight A*s, said: “I felt really nervous this morning and was hoping that all my hard work had paid off.

“In the end, I was really pleased to find out it did. Whitmore really helped me along my GCSE journey and all the teachers supported me along the way.”

Warsame Kassim, who got 11 GCSEs including an A* and four As said: “I’m really happy with these results and I am now looking forward to A-levels and a career in finance.”

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

12:52pm Sat 30 Aug 14

ipsofacto says...

"We got X% 5+ A-C grades." "We got Y%". "We got Z%. " Head Teachers - is that really the standard you use when measuring the success of your schools?

Questions in in order of priority:

1) Are your pupils happy at school and how do you know if they are or are not?

2) What evidence have you got that your pupils have given up, say two hours a week, of their free time to support others in the community?

3) What % of your pupils can write, without errors in grammar and spelling, a covering letter accompanying an application form for a job they are interested in? Can you show evidence for this?

I retired from teaching last year after working in 4 different London comprehensives over a period of 36 years. I can tell you that the standard of written English required to achieve a 'C' grade at GCSE is probably equivalent to a grade 3 in the old CSE level. Standards of written English have deteriorated significantly.
"We got X% 5+ A-C grades." "We got Y%". "We got Z%. " Head Teachers - is that really the standard you use when measuring the success of your schools? Questions in in order of priority: 1) Are your pupils happy at school and how do you know if they are or are not? 2) What evidence have you got that your pupils have given up, say two hours a week, of their free time to support others in the community? 3) What % of your pupils can write, without errors in grammar and spelling, a covering letter accompanying an application form for a job they are interested in? Can you show evidence for this? I retired from teaching last year after working in 4 different London comprehensives over a period of 36 years. I can tell you that the standard of written English required to achieve a 'C' grade at GCSE is probably equivalent to a grade 3 in the old CSE level. Standards of written English have deteriorated significantly. ipsofacto
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree