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A Level Results Day

Waingels is pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their A level and Level 3 BTEC qualifications this summer. This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards. The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic.

There are so many outstanding achievements, and each student warrants a mention of their own personal narrative. However, we have chosen the following which exemplify the quality and calibre of the class of 2021:

  • Daniel, our Head Boy, has been awarded an A* across all of his subjects; Religious Studies, History, Music and English to secure his place at the University of Oxford to read Philosophy and Theology.
  • Lucy also achieved 4 A* grades in Economics, History, Maths and Further Maths. She is off to University of Bath to study Economics and Maths.
  • James achieved an A in Sociology, a B in Biology and a Distinction* in BTEC Business.  He has worked incredibly hard over the past two years, and has successfully secured a place on a Biomedical Science apprenticeship at Oxford Biomedica, in research and development. He is looking forward to his work which will focus on gene and cell therapies.
  • Ben joined us in the Sixth Form, settled in quickly and made a big impact at Waingels. He led on the organisation of social events such as the School Prom as well as the Year book and leavers hoodie. He achieved fantastic results - an A* in Business, Computing and Maths as well as an A in German. After a short break he is going to university in Germany – Auf Wiedersehen Ben!
  • Lydia achieved a Distinction* in Applied Science, an A* in Psychology and an A* in Sociology. She is off to her first-choice university – University of Chichester to study Criminology and Forensic Psychology.
  • We have 6 students who have applied to go into the field of nursing or paramedical science. These include Rebecca who achieved an A* in her EPQ on the use of DNA in criminal cases, alongside an A in Biology, and a B in Chemistry and Maths.

This cohort of students have suffered more disruption to their education than any other since the second world war. Their achievements are extraordinary under such difficult circumstances and should be celebrated.

Principal, Tom Bartlett said: “We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students. They have shown remarkable maturity and resilience throughout the past two years. We are also very proud of and grateful to our staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto further education and study. We wish all our students the very best for the future”.



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