The nervous wait for staff and students was finally over this morning as youngsters arrived at school to pick up their A Level results. It was fantastic news for many as they begin their apprenticeships, employment and higher education courses.
Head Teacher Pepe Di’Iasio said,
“Once again the hard work of students and staff has paid dividends in the outcomes for the students at Wales High School. We are delighted with the number of A* grades achieved by students. The vast majority of them have already secured their places at their chosen university. We have seen an increase in the overall points achieved per entry in academic and vocational qualifications.”
Across the year group there were some excellent performances in a range of subjects and achieved by students who had major commitments in sports and the arts outside of school.
Lucy Whittaker, a county netball player, achieved three A* grades and is taking her sporting excellence to Loughborough to study Sport and Exercise Science.
Brandon Fletcher, a regular star of local theatre and musical groups, achieved A* and two As and is off to York to study Maths.
Gabby Herrington scored A*, A and two distinction *s and is studying children’s nursing, while Rebecca Butler is to take up a very prestigious position with Price Waterhouse Cooper.
Other students achieving top grades include Emma Henderson, Zachary Hollingshead, James Lonsdale, Katelynn Wilson, Georgia Crowther and George Woodward, all setting off to universities across the country including Durham, Warwick and York.
Finally special mention must be made of Ryan Fox, who with 3 A* grades will be studying Mathematics at Cambridge and Faith Nagra who achieved A*s in Maths, Further Maths Economics and EPQ as well as A grades in Physics and Chemistry. She will be studying for a degree in Economics at the London School of Economics.