Warminster School celebrates A Level results day
In contrast to national predictions quoted in recent press coverage, Warminster School Sixth Formers have attained an increase in the number of top grades achieved at A Level this year. Sitting only the”difficult and demanding subjects which employers value most”(Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan), one in three of the awarded grades were A* or A. Under the new regime of restricted AS modules, pupils performed very strongly to achieve or exceed their aspirations and deserve considerable praise for their efforts. Along with another strong performance from our pupils who took the International Baccalaureate (IB), these results have ensured our pupils their places at their chosen universities.
Particular congratulations go to our very top performers: Matthew Stone recorded two A*s, an A and a B grade to confirm his place to read English at Exeter; Hannah Connabeer, last year’s Head Girl, obtained A grades in Chemistry, Biology and Geography and now looks forward to taking up her place at Southampton University to read Marine Biology. The outstanding overseas performer was Meng Ge Yang from China whose four A*s and one A grade leave her well placed for success at Warwick University in the demanding and competitive Economics and Management degree course.
The Headmaster, Mark Mortimer, said “These results are impressive and I am very pleased for the boys and girls concerned. Warminster is a school that prides itself on its ability to get the best from every pupil. While the staff and I are delighted that the percentage of top grades has risen yet again, we are equally proud of all the pupils, who have worked so tirelessly to get into their first-choice university.”