10th August 2021
There was another day of celebration as our pupils continued to achieve impressive grades. On the back of the School significantly exceeding the world average for results in the International Baccalaureate, where pupils study 6 subjects, today A-level pupils, who have focused their study on 3 subjects, are being praised with all grades being awarded at B or above.
Assistant Head Academic, Richard Davies, said: “The impact of the COVID pandemic emphasises the importance of resilience, creativity and staying focused on working towards longer term goals. Over the past 2 years our A-level pupils have worked diligently to develop not only their academic curiosity but, in addition, through their extensive extra-curricular activities and rich tutorial programme, the skills, knowledge and understanding to succeed in the next stage of their learning journey – whatever that may be.”
Head Girl Deniz Dagtas, for example, achieved an impressive A* in Maths which, together with an A in Further Maths and B in Economics has earned her a place to read Economics at the University of Edinburgh. Similarly, Oluwajomiloju Sosanya achieved high grades and is now looking forward to taking up his first choice to read Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University. These offers sit alongside the courses our IB pupils have already secured at Oxford University, King’s College London, Warwick, Exeter, Durham and Manchester.
Head, Mrs Joanna Wright, congratulated the A-level pupils on their successes. She added: “They are a wonderfully talented group who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to their studies alongside the pursuit of co-curricular interests and leadership responsibilities. Their successes also mark a new chapter for our School. Not only is our A-level offer set to expand, and include popular subjects like Psychology, but our pupils have thrived through the innovative forms of learning we have adapted and adopted through the pandemic. Our brilliant teachers are looking at how we can embed these approaches moving forward. In addition, we are also investing in a new flagship learning and resource centre and a dedicated Upper Sixth Form House. The pupils who have celebrated such impressive IB and A-level results this summer really have opened doors for their own exciting futures, but they have also helped set the highest of academic standards for pupils for their peers.”
Today our pupils from all year groups attended a fantastic interactive virtual workshop from the V&A in London, the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance. The workshop focused on 20th Century Art such as Art Deco, Modernism and Postmodernism and was led as part of the V&A’s Virtual Classroom programme. The workshop was...