GCSE Results

GCSEs play an increasingly important role in enabling both universities and employers to assess an applicant’s academic ability and potential.



GCSEs act as a useful benchmark for universities in particular, for example, a university degree course offering a year abroad option would usually require a language at GCSE.

Congratulations to all our Year 11 students who performed exceptionally well this year. The numbers in brief for 2018:

  • Students studied towards an impressive 706 GCSE and iGCSE awards
  • 329 A*s (or equivalent+) and 189 A grades awarded
  • 73% of all grades awarded were A* or A (or equivalent)
  • 23% of all reformed GCSEs taken received the coveted 9 award
  • Over 50% of students achieved only A* or A grades (or equivalent)

Kathy Crewe-Read, Head of Wolverhampton Grammar School said “To achieve the top grade of A* takes a combination of excellent teaching, hard work and determination. Happy students do well and for so many of our students to achieve an A*, A or truly exceptional 9 is a credit to their brilliant teachers and the extraordinary pastoral support in place at School.”

Recent, exam reforms have made exams harder for those students who particularly benefit from a more coursework or modular approach to subjects – Wolverhampton Grammar School recognised this challenge and have put in place additional measures to ensure all students have the opportunity to achieve their best.

Nationally, it is predicted that there will be fewer grade 9s awarded than A*s in the old GCSEs – Wolverhampton Grammar School students have out-performed those predictions with an impressive 77 9 grades and 149 A* grades awarded this year.

Download our GCSE results for 2018 here.

Want to join our Sixth Form?

Students from other schools receiving GCSE results this week may be interested in joining Wolverhampton Grammar School’s successful Sixth Form. With a strong track record of A Level results and access to prestigious universities, Wolverhampton Grammar School also offers one of the widest selection of A Level subjects and extra/co-curricular clubs in the area and students go on to achieve great things.

Students can expect individually tailored HE and UCAS support as well as a personalised curriculum, regularly reviewed to ensure subjects meet the needs of students and the requirements of the best universities, together with small class sizes and dedicated Sixth Form facilities.

Wolverhampton Grammar School is one of the leading co-educational independent schools in the region and the top independent school in Wolverhampton. Students and parents receiving GCSE results this week can contact us now on (01902) 421326 or visit www.wgs.org.uk to learn more about joining our Sixth Form and the options available for studying towards AS and A Levels at the School.

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