Despite the challenges of the pandemic, a brand new grade awarding system, and the cancellation of external exams, Post 16 students at Wollaston School are celebrating incredible achievements in their A level and BTEC qualifications.
Headteacher James Birkett paid tribute to students and staff for the way in which they have approached the 2021 awards season.
“ It has been inspiring to see how our Sixth Form students approached working towards their formal qualifications. In the face of such unprecedented challenges and disruption, our students were fearless, resilient, positive and determined to achieve their potential in this qualifications series. Their effort and application was unstinting throughout and they deserve the success that is being celebrated today. I would also like to thank our excellent team of staff who have enabled such successful outcomes. As many will know, teachers have had far more involvement in the awarding process this year and our staff have supported students and this new process with expertise, enthusiasm and integrity.”
There are results to celebrate across the entire cohort, alongside some individual achievements which represent truly elite levels of academic performance.
Jesse Acquah – A*A*AA – University of Oxford
Sadie Allen – AAA – University of Warwick
Layla Beale – A Di*Di*Di – Apprenticeship
Jamie Blackadder – A*A*A – Musical Conservatoire
Aislinn Coffey -A*AA – Harper and Keele Veterinary School
Jacob Coleman – A*A*A – University of Exeter
Toby Davenport – A*A*AA – University of Exeter
Ben Edwards – A*A*A – University of Manchester
Christopher Elvin – A*A*A*A – University of Exeter
Connor McMahon – A*A*A – Hull and York Medical School
Nathan Scola – A*A*AA – University of Durham (Deferred)
Abbie Smart – A*A*A* – University of Nottingham
Millie Smart – A*A Distinction – University of Worcester
Adam Turnbull – A*A*AA – University of Southampton
Lucy Van Zoelen -AAA – University of Birmingham
Josef Vintner – A*A*A* – University of Bristol Veterinary School
Imogen Wainwright – A*A*A – University of Sussex
Penny Walpole – A*A*A* – University of Birmingham
Maisie Warren – A*AA – Cardiff University
David Wilcox – A*A*A*A – University of Bath
Alana Wright – A*A*A* – University of Nottingham
Assistant Headteacher and Head of Sixth Form, Tony Mills commented
“we are extremely proud of the way that the students have performed throughout the last two years. They have responded superbly to the unique challenges that they have faced, and they truly deserve the excellent results that they have achieved. We are delighted to see them now preparing for some very exciting challenges as they set off on their individual pathways; we have students going into work, some starting apprenticeships and others heading off to some excellent universities. Whatever their choices we know that they will do superbly, their work ethic and determination will bring them the success and we wish them every happiness.”
Congratulations again to all of our Sixth Form students on their exceptional achievements throughout their education at Wollaston School and particularly for their fortitude and hard work in achieving such wonderful outcomes in the face of such global disruption. We wish all students well in their University courses, apprenticeships or employment and we look forward to staying in touch and learning of their future achievements!