Sixth Form students from Walton have been celebrating another year of A Level success as results were revealed today.

The academy’s overall pass rate was 98%. Over 92% of grades were A*-E, with a third of grades (32%) A*-B grades, plus 12% attainment for the top A*-A grades.  In level 3 BTEC, 65% were the top graded Distinction* Distinction.

Students excelled in academic and vocational studies. Both academic attainment and progress have improved since 2017-2018. Furthermore, Year 12-13 retention rates remain extremely high at 98.4%. Three quarters of students applied for university and 22% of offers were for top Russell Group universities.

Outstanding results from faculties includes Chemistry, Mathematics, Philosophy & Ethics, Photography, Health & Social Care, Musical Theatre and Sport.

Grace Carter celebrated achieving A* B B and will now be heading to the University of Nottingham to study English and Philosophy. She said: “I am overwhelmed with my results – I put in the work and felt I deserved good results but you just never know. I’m just overjoyed and grateful to get what I needed for my course at Nottingham.”

Rhianna Richardson will be off to Exeter University to study Zoology following her results of A* B B. She said: “I am so pleased with my results! It was a lot of hard work but totally worth it.  I chose my course as there’s lots of travel involved and I fell in love with Exeter when we visited the campus. I couldn’t have got there though without the support of my teachers at Walton, especially my Chemistry tutors.”

More success came for Isabella Osbon also achieved grades A B B and will be heading to Leeds University to study Mental Health. Isabella’s passion for the subject led her to choose the course and she has worked as the academy’s mental health ambassador during her time in the Sixth Form. Isabella commented: “The area of mental health is an area we all need to put our hearts into – it needs wholehearted, strong people to enter the field. I am so happy with my results which mean I can take up my place at Leeds and pursue my passion.”

Walton also had success in the performing arts with Orla Tagg heading to study at LAMDA and Lewis Fitt off to the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London.  Lewis said: “I’m delighted with my results of C in English and Distinction* Distinction in Musical Theatre. I will be following my passion by taking a degree in Musical Theatre with a view to making it in the industry and hopefully onto the West End.”

Principal Caroline Saxelby said: “We’re delighted with today’s results and proud of all our students who worked extremely hard to secure their results. This is a culmination of years of study and hard work by our students and staff.  We know our students will go on to achieve much success in their future careers.”