A vintage year.
Champagne corks are popping early for Year 13 students of Wales High School, beginning the celebrations of the school’s 50th birthday year with some of the school’s most outstanding results. Appropriately almost 50% of the grades awarded at A level were grades A*-B, a tremendous achievement for students and staff alike, tripling the amount of A*’s from last year’s performance, with 84% securing their first choice university.
Our students will be heading off in all directions on the next stage of their life journey with approximately a third attending such prestigious Russell Group Universities as Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London, Durham, Edinburgh, York and Cardiff, and studying all manner of subjects including medicine and paramedicine, dentistry, physics, spanish, and economics. Others are undertaking different challenges with higher apprenticeships in engineering and accountancy, whilst others are beginning courses in nursing and teaching. A bumper year!
There were some excellent individual performances with several students achieving a clean sweep of A* grades.
Headteacher Pepe Di’iasio said ‘What a fantastic achievement by all our students and I take great pleasure in the knowledge that, here at Wales, our young adults are equipped to take on the world and its challenges.‘