Wellington School is celebrating another strong set of A Level results this year with 16 pupils attaining three or more A*/A grades and pupils across the year group taking up places on a range of courses at leading universities, including two at Oxford and one at Cambridge.
In addition to Tim Kilbey, Victoria Zhang and Angus Hunter going on to Oxbridge, notable performances came from Alexander Richardson-Jones with 4 A* grades; Michelle Jacob with 3 A* grades, and Morwenna Maunder, Tommy Law and Derek Lai all gaining 3 A* grades and an A.
Outgoing Headmaster, Henry Price commented, ‘Whilst it is easy to focus on the highest grades, I am delighted by a number of pupils who achieved hard-earned results whilst continuing to contribute broadly to the wider life of the School. It is these qualities, as well as their grades, which will serve pupils well in the future and I am proud that Wellington continues to serve able and well-rounded pupils.’
Wellington pupils will proceed on to an excellent range of academic and vocational courses ranging from Maths to Medicine, Economics to English, over 80% of pupils will be going to their preferred choice of university, with 65% going to Russell Group universities or equivalent. ‘The individual support for pupils in the Sixth Form at Wellington is a significant factor in guiding pupils towards the right choices, which we hope will be a springboard for ongoing learning and future success. I am very grateful to all the staff at Wellington, who work so hard to support and advise pupils during these crucial Sixth Form years, as well as the parents who support their children through their crucial school years,’ concludes Henry Price.
The reins at Wellington have now been formally handed to Mr du Toit, who said, ‘I congratulate all the leaving pupils on their successes and I look forward to building on the strong academic platform that is already in place at Wellington.’
Wellington School pupils are celebrating another impressive set of GCSE results with almost half of all grades being awarded at 9-7 (A* - A).
A remarkable 29% of the grades achieved were at the top 8 or 9 grades and there has been a notable rise in the number of pupils achieving the coveted grade 9 across a wide range of subjects.
23 students gained 5 or more 8 or 9 grades with three students, Oliver Kennedy, Jasmine Farrer and Cathy Pu all achieving an impressive 10 grades 8 or 9 each.
Results in English were particularly strong with 45% of the grades being awarded at the top 8 or 9 grade, and 65% of the grades being awarded either a 7, 8 or 9, compared to only 13.9% nationally. Drama were also celebrating excellent results with 6 of the 12 pupils achieving either a grade 8 or 9, whilst in Latin 80% of the grades were an 8 or a 9.
New Headmaster, Eugene du Toit, said, ‘I am delighted with this very pleasing set of results. Our pupils have worked extremely hard and their efforts have been justly rewarded. These results also reflect the dedication and expertise of our hugely committed teachers, who always go the extra mile in supporting our girls and boys. I am very grateful to our pupils’ parents for their support and encouragement during the exam period.’
‘Learning, in its many forms, is at the heart of all we do at Wellington’ adds Mr du Toit. ‘We want our girls and boys to be ambitious but we don’t want them to fear failure as they engage with the world around them. While helping each pupil achieve their best possible academic results, we want boys and girls to develop the skills they need to become critical thinkers who can work collaboratively to find creative solutions to challenging problems.’