2017 A LEVEL RESULTS
Warminster pupils have cause to celebrate today as they reap the rewards for their hard work. They can be particularly satisfied to have achieved so well in the first year of the newly reformed A Level examinations. The School is delighted that top grades were achieved in the traditional subjects of history, philosophy & ethics, mathematics, further mathematics, Spanish and German. With universities increasingly interested in independent study and skills development, this year’s Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) results were particularly pleasing, with more than 40% of pupils entered gaining an A* or A grade. These results have allowed our pupils to gain places on demanding courses at competitive universities, including Russell Group universities.
We are also delighted that Aydan Ali, who scored 39 IB points, will now study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Warwick, while local boy James Caldwell, who scored 38 IB points, takes up his place at Edinburgh to study Engineering. Another local girl, Sophie Lindsay, will be studying Geography in London having scored 37 IB points.
If you combine this year’s A Level and IB results, Warminster Upper Sixth formers have achieved an average of 130 university entry points, the equivalent of ABB at A Level. These results mean that the great majority of the leavers of 2017 have, despite tough competition at the top universities this year, secured a place at their chosen university. This is despite a national drop in the number of pupils expected to start university this autumn. The School wishes them every success with their future studies.
The Headmaster, Mark Mortimer, added, “I am proud of all of the pupils, the great majority of whom have fulfilled their potential and achieved the best grades of which they are capable. Most importantly, they are bound for their first-choice universities and for their first-choice course.”