Our Successes and ResultsExamination results are consistently superb. We are the Top Performing School in Newcastle and Northumberland for GCSE.
Our Upper Sixth pupils achieved a 98% pass rate at A Level. The majority of Sixth Form pupils have gone on to their first or second choice of university places to study a variety of courses from Philosophy and Religion, Medicine, Geography, International Relations, Agriculture and Equine Studies, Psychology and Criminology, Graphic Design to Music and Performing Arts, as well as one candidate being selected to take on an Accountancy Apprenticeship at PWC.
Westfield is the Top Performing School for GCSE in Newcastle and Northumberland for the second year running. The percentage of higher grades at GCSE has increased overall during the last three years with 95% of last year's pupils achieving A* to C grades.
The School has a fine record in sport with great success in both County and City events.
Senior House girls have had another very successful year playing Netball for the County. Year 8 and Year 10 Netball teams have qualified for the City Netball finals.
Senior House girls continue to participate in City Cross Country events and represent the County in Cross Country. Girls have also represented the City in Senior and Intermediate Girls' Shot, Senior Girls' High Jump, Senior Girls' 1500m and Intermediate Girls' 200m as well as being selected to represent the City in Javelin throw. The U12 and U13 Hockey teams have had great success playing in the Tyne & Wear Knockout competition.
Junior House continue to excel in many team events and recently won the Mowden Hall U10 Netball Tournament.
Our girls continue to achieve success with their sporting activities out of school. Girls are participating at a high level in gymnastics, ballet, swimming, trampoline and golf.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Following their qualifying expeditions during the year, 31 Bronze Awards have been achieved and several Gold Awards have recently been presented to the girls at St. James's Palace.
Musical Theatre Productions
Senior House continue to produce sell out performances at their productions. The girls have enjoyed 'Annie' and more recently 'Little Shop of Horrors' combining the highest quality singing, dancing and acting demonstrating a wide array of talent and skills. This year's performance is an outdoors Alice in Wonderland performance and Mad Hatter's Tea Party.
Our Young Enterprise companies have had many successes over the last few years, winning a string of prestigious awards and reaching the finals of the Young Enterprise Company national competition held in London.
Our 2016 Young Enterprise company CANVAS have already made a great start with their sales of canvas products. In previous years, the Young Enteprise companies, COVERED, 'All Shook Up', UJUK, Dip It and BOOM have all had very successful trading years and picked up some great awards from Best Presentation, Best Marketing and Public Relations Award, The Daily Telegraph Media Award, Runner Up Best Overall Company, Best Overall Company Award, Leadership Award for the North East, Winner of the Best Software Award as well as the Best Company Report Award. The Young Enterprise Teacher Award and Best Link Teacher Award have also recently been won by the Head of Business Studies. We look forward to another very successful year with Young Enterprise.
Archbishop of York Young Leader's Award
This Award offers the opportunity for girls to be involved in a volunteering project which will serve both the school and the local community whilst being taught three key concepts of leadership. The Award sits alongside our Round Square philosophy and UNESCO extra-curricular classes as a pre-cursor to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. We are delighted that our first cohort of Upper Four girls have recently completed this Award and have been presented with their certificates.
Junior House young artists have had several successes in the Royal Academy Junior Painter of the Year Awards, winning several prizes in a variety of categories. The winners have had the opportunity to visit the Royal Academy in London and see their work in situ.
Alexia Morrison, won the Earring Design Category of the Williamson Brown Annual Schools' Jewellery Competition which encourages budding young jewellery designers to see how a piece of jewellery is taken from the drawing board to the finished product. Her winning design, based on the concept and theme of 'Love Hurts' was chosen by Sir Godfrey Worsdale, director of The Baltic Centre for Comtemporary Arts.