Academic Excellence

Pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 have the opportunity to study the full range of subjects before making their GCSE option choices in Year 9.

All pupils in Years 10 and 11 follow a core curriculum comprising:

  • Biology, Chemistry & Physics
  • English Language & English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • PSHCE
  • Games
  • Computing (in Year 11)

Pupils also choose four option subjects from the following list:

  • Art & Design (Fine Art)
  • Art & Design (Photography)
  • Computer Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Latin
  • Learning Development*
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish

*Learning Development – A structured programme of study skills and core subject support for invited pupils who would benefit from concentrating on achieving their potential in a slightly small number of GCSEs.

Exam Results

Preparing and supporting our pupils for their public examinations is central to the Wellingborough School ethos. Regular assessment and full examination at the end of Years 9 and 10 supports pupils in achieving their potential in public examinations.

Grades2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
% 9-8 (A*)25.2%30.3%34.2%36.3%
% 9-7 (A*-A)44.9%50.9%49.7%53.0%
% 9-6 (A*-B)67.0%72.3%63.8%73.0%
% 9-4 (A*-C)86.9%93.6%92.6%98.8%

Learning Development

Additional support is offered to pupils who experience difficulties in any aspect of their learning and to help build their confidence and self-esteem, and through appropriate support, enable them to realise their full potential. Our team work closely with pupils, teacher, parents and external specialists to assess and support pupils both through the learning development option above and one-to-one and small group sessions either within the timetable or before or after school.

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