The Upper Sixth have achieved a wonderful set of A Level results with a 100% pass rate across all subjects. Spirits are high in the Common Room as the students and parents come in to collect their envelopes.
Nearly a quarter of all grades were A* - A and over half were A* - B; truly impressive statistics. The future is certainly bright for the class of 2018!
Leading the way this year is Louise Jaitly who achieved a phenomenal trio of A* grades in Geography, English Literature and Spanish and is heading to UCL to study Geography (International) in September.
A place at St Catherine’s College at the University of Oxford is waiting for departing Deputy Head Girl, Hebe Smith. With A* grades in Spanish and Latin and an A in Geography, Hebe will be continuing her Spanish studies and also beginning Czech with Slovak.
Hope Carr-Oddie achieved A grades in Mathematics and Computer Science and a B in Further Mathematics. She has secured 1 of only 10 highly sought after places on Goldman Sachs’ Degree Apprenticeship Scheme which involves her taking on a role as a software engineer. She will be working for 3 days a week in the office in London and spending 2 days at Queen Mary University of London studying for a degree in Digital and Technology Solutions.
Mrs Horner was delighted to praise students and staff alike for their hard work: “A Level reform has been significant; examination papers this year were particularly challenging and the results achieved by our students are testament to their diligence and aspirations. I am extremely proud of our Upper Sixth Formers. Their excellent grades mark the culmination of two years’ study providing a positive pathway to a bright future, whether at university or in the workplace. It is always hugely rewarding to share our students’ success across a diverse range of subjects and careers, from Law to Engineering, Fashion to Business Management. It is a joy to see these young men and women embark upon the next chapter in their lives beyond Westholme.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018 and I wish them all the very best for the future.”