Students at Walton High are once again celebrating excellent examination results.
The percentage of students gaining the highest grades increased this year with 59 per cent of students awarded at least one A*/A at A level or Distinction*/Distinction in BTEC.
Four students will be taking up places at Oxbridge including Ben Bambrough-Stimson with 3 A* grades to read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, Moritz-Grimm will be taking up an offer to study Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, at Cambridge, Megan Garvey will study Law at Oxford and Stephanie Wright will also take up her place Oxford to read Biology.
Nick Breeze will study Mechanical Engineering at Nottingham having been awarded A*AA, Joanna Stewart’s A*AB will mean see goes to St Andrews to take a Philosophy degree and Alice Woodman’s AAA takes her to read modern languages at Warwick.
Alice thanked her teachers. She said: “Our teachers gave us all of their time and that really helped. I honestly don’t think I would have dome this without them.”
Kishan Bhatt (D* A*A*A*), Chloe McLoughlin (A* AAA), Serena Cheong (A* AAB), Lucy Bosely (D*AA) and were among those students who achieved three or more A*/A grades.
22 A Level subjects had a 100% pass rate with the majority of students gaining A*-B grades in Biology, Business Studies, English Literature, French, Geography, Government & Politics, Information Technology, Law, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Sociology and Textiles.
Hannah Clifford who will be going to Liverpool to read International Business and Christie Pulford who is going to Nottingham to read French and Politics both attributed their success to the support of their peers.
Christie said: “We had a positive working environment. All our friends encouraged up to work harder and achieve better.
At BTEC a pass rate of 100% with 81% of grades awarded at Distinction*/Distinction demonstrates Walton High’s continued success in providing vocational programmes of study.
Jaina Brock, Lucy Jones, Paul Lennox, Kira Maccrter, Cameron McAllistar, Katie McLoughlin, Caitlin Russell, Enzo Seminerio, and Annie Southall all achieved Triple Distinctions in Performing Arts.
No fewer than five of these students will be studying at the highly acclaimed Guildford School of Acting at the University of Surrey.
Triple Distinctions were also awarded for the Extended Diploma to Daniel Allen, Abdul Diallo, Joe Kirby and Chelsea Nye for Sport. In the Diploma BTEC subjects Alex Carr, Lewis Marshall, John Mulchey, Sam Stratford and Savannah White Bent all gained the highest grades for Creative Media Production; Synthia Mpase for Health & Social Care; Rufaro Chingorio and Jack Mendham for Science and Scott Jerome and David Farrow for Business.
These results are allowing students who followed a vocational programme to pursue a wide variety of higher education and training opportunities. Aayush Mahavir is taking up a prestigious apprenticeship with Nifty Lift, Chelsea Nye will be studying Philosophy at Nottingham Trent, Eden Read is using her Media qualification to move into Games Design at Bedford College and Jodie Thornton is taking a degree at Northampton University in Accounting and Finance.
Grainne Ryan is moving into a retail training opportunity with a highly regarded company on the strength of her BTEC success.
“These outstanding results are a fitting reward for our Post-16 students’ endeavour over the past two years and is testament to the high quality education they receive at Walton High.
“They, along with their parents and their teachers, should feel very proud of what has been achieved and we wish them continued success in the future,” said Michelle Currie, Executive Principal.