We are tremendously proud this morning of all of our Year 13 students as they receive the results for their A Level and BTEC courses. The results are excellent and a tribute to their hard work, talent and ambition.This is a group of young people who did not sit GCSE examinations due to the pandemic and are now experiencing a “reset” of grade boundaries to pre-pandemic levels and the way in which they have coped and performed in this context has been hugely impressive.
Destinations are wide and varied and almost all students have managed to secure a place at their institution of choice including at universities such as Oxford and Cambridge and a fascinating mix of competitive courses atuniversities across the country and abroad.
Our students are going on to study courses ranging from Medicine, Mathematics and Veterinary Science through History, Geography and German to Computer Science, Chemistry and Natural Sciences, Marine Biology and Economics, Aerospace Engineering and Product Designand many more; courses in sport and nutrition, business, marketing, media and the creative arts are strong threads which run through many of the destinations. In addition, students are going on to foundation courses, competitive higher level apprenticeships and excellent opportunities in work-based training.
In summary, for the students in Year 13 this year:
• 8% of all entries gained A* grades
• 31% of all entries gained A*-A grades
• 59% of all entries gained A*-B grades
• 86% of all entries gained A*-C grades
• 100% of all entries gained A*-E grades
A huge thankyou must also go to the staff at Wallingford School who have supported these young people over the past two years and also to their families who have shared their journey for every step of the way.
Congratulations to each and every young person who has received their results today and we wish them well for theirundoubtedly very bright and promising futures.