It has been an extremely challenging year for everyone, particularly our pupils in Year 11 and Year 13, who were hit extremely hard by the arrival of Covid-19, the closure of schools and the cancellation of public examinations. Although the awarding of A Level grades has been fraught with difficulties, we would like to share with you some of the successes of our Year 13 WLFS students so far:
- We have seven students going to Oxford and Cambridge to study subjects including Natural Sciences, Music, History, Geography, Classics, Politics and Japanese.
- 80 out of the 90 applicants have currently secured a university place, most of whom have their Firm or Insurance Offer, despite the recent exams debacle.
- 47% of the cohort are going to a Russell Group university.
- We have students going to read Medicine, Law, Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, Modern Foreign Languages, Physics, English with Creative Writing, Biochemistry, Philosophy, PPE, Computer Science and many other subjects at top universities such as Bristol, UCL, Manchester, Warwick, KCL, York and Durham.
- One of our students has gained a place at the world-renowned and highly prestigious Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL.
- We have four students going on to the top art schools in the country, such as Central St Martin’s and Kensington and Chelsea to study for Art Foundation courses, and two going onto study Design.
- One of our students has been accepted onto the highly competitive Nursing with Registration as an Adult Nurse at KCL.
We are extremely proud of all of our students and are celebrating their successes with them as they follow a very wide range of education and career paths.
Covid-19 also prevented many Year 12 internships, summer programmes and university taster courses taking place, which is a real shame, as we had students who were selected for the Sutton Trust US Programme, which works with The Fulbright Commission to introduce students from across the UK to the top American Ivy League universities. We also had students accepted onto the Eton Summer Schools and many summer programmes at Oxford and Cambridge.
Congratulations to all WLFS students who are now going onto the next stage in their education. These higher education places are very well deserved. We continue to work with our students who are still waiting to hear from universities after announcements regarding changes to the grade moderation system that was used this year.
This information is correct at the time of writing and some of the data above is likely to change.
Clare Wagner, Headteacher
Davina Thomix, Head of Sixth Form