Wilmslow High students celebrate A-level success

Six form students at Wilmslow High School are celebrating their A-level results today, with 5% of results being awarded an A* and 48% of all results at A-B grades.

A 99% pass rate was achieved overall, with 28 A* grades achieved by 22 students and 34 students achieving the equivalent of 3 A grades or better.

Headteacher, Mrs Gill Bremner, commented "The members of this cohort of students have made a huge contribution to the life of our school in so many different ways. It is pleasing to see so many of them achieve success at the highest level academically, particularly as so many of them have done so whilst balancing their academic studies with significant sporting, charitable and other extra-curricular commitments.

"We know they will go on to achieve much more at university and in their careers and wish them well in the exciting challenges and opportunities that life will bring. I am sure they will join me in expressing thanks for the continuing support of their parents and the hard work and commitment provided by school staff over their years of secondary education."

Amongst the star performers was Anna Bett who achieved 2 A* in Biology and her Extended Project and 2 A in History and English Literature. Anna, who is going to Oxford to study History, told me "I am really relieved and definitely looking forward to university."

Elle Lane achieved 2 A* in Maths and Further Maths and an A in Biology. She is going to Bristol to study Maths and said "I am so happy, relieved at finally getting my results which are better than I expected."

Sam Margetson is very happy with her 3A in Biology, Maths and Chemistry. Sam, who is going to study Chemistry at Bath University, said "I was expecting AAB so did a bit better than that. Revision really works."

Other impressive performances include Hania Tayara who came to Wilmslow High School early in 2012 from Syria. She achieved A* in Maths and 3A in Physics, Chemistry and Arabic and is going on to study Biochemistry at Imperial College.

Hania told me "I am relieved more than anything. I am so excited, I can't wait to be in London, it's a beautiful place and a will be a nice new experience."

Whilst Eleanor Du Fresne achieved 3A* in Maths, Biology and Chemistry and will study Medicine at Sheffield University.

Deputy Head Damian Haigh commented "With the UK's reputation as a global leader in the creative industries we are delighted to see so many of our students embarking on careers in this diverse and exciting sector. Among those heading into the world of fashion and textiles is Molly McGoff who has a place at the prestigious University of Arts London, whilst Astrid Harris will be pursuing her musical theatre ambitions at the Guildford School of Acting.

"Similarly with the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics so regularly in the news to see so many students pursuing engineering or physics degrees or a wide range of highly regarded courses is symbolic of the excellent education, careers advice and personal guidance available at Wilmslow High School.

"Our students continue to impress the most demanding of institutions with their attitudes, skills and knowledge with Hannah Cusworth taking up a place at Cambridge to read Law and Anna Bett going to Oxford for History, while the vocation of medicine will gain Fiona Daglish, Eleanor Du Fresne and Sara Howells."

Damian Haigh added "At a time when employers and universities comment extensively on their desire to see young people developing the skills of high-level independent enquiry and project management, we are particularly delighted to see such impressive achievement by those students who undertook the Extended Project Qualification as an addition to their main study programmes."

Click here to read Wilmslow High School's recent Ofsted report.

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