Statement by Matthew Mobberley, Head of Sixth Form

Christopher Whitehead Sixth Form students are celebrating some superb A level results this year, including:

  • Toby Elston and Arianna Morris-Gouviea who are celebrating today having been accepted to study Medicine at Birmingham University
  • Paula Bull Morales who has secured a place to study Psychology at Cardiff with an A* in Sociology, A in Spanish, and A in Psychology
  • Lia Morris who has secured a place to study English at Birmingham with an A* in English Literature, A in History and A in Mathematics
  • Finn Jones who has secured a place to study International History and Politics at Leeds with an A* in English Literature, A in History and A in Politics
  • Ethan Webb who has secured a place to study Mathematics at Lancaster with an A* in Mathematics, A in Further Mathematics, A in Physics, and B in Chemistry
  • Dan Morris who has secured a place to study Physics at Birmingham with an A in Chemistry, A in Mathematics, A in Physics, and A in AS level Further Mathematics
  • Amber Hurford who has secured a place to study Chemical Engineering at Bath with an A in Biology, A in Chemistry and A in Mathematics and B in AS Further Mathematics.

With our second cohort of A level students, we are celebrating particular successes in A level Dance and Photography which saw all students achieve A*/A grades and Fine Art, French, Spanish, Drama, Government and Politics, History, Further Mathematics, Religious Studies and Sociology in which 100% of students achieved A*-C grades.

We are very pleased that ALL of our year 13 students have secured places in employment, in higher education or on planned gap years.


Statement by Neil Morris, Headteacher

“We are delighted with another successful year for Christopher Whitehead GCSE results that follow the superb A-level results last week which put us at 3rd place in the county. Our year 11 students achieved 71% good passes including both English and maths. Particularly impressive were the following subjects: English, where 83% secured a good pass and 27% of the cohort achieved the top grades of 7-9.

There were very strong performances in maths, dance, MFL, art, photography and Chinese, a fantastic reflection of our wide curriculum. Once again, we have a positive progress 8 score and have added value to our students’ performances across the board. With a large cohort – 82% – of students being entered for the EBacc, we are delighted with good passes at 47%. In a time where outcomes are hard to interpret with the range of grades, numbers and passes out there, we have been pleased with all of our attainment measures.

We are very proud of the students’ and staff’s hard work. We have been very busy with our admissions for sixth form, with external students from 7 different schools and 45% of our own students continuing with us. We look forward to welcoming everyone back on 5th September.”