Students at Walton have been celebrating another superb year of A Level success as they collected their results today.
In another excellent year for the academy, which achieved an impressive overall pass rate of 99% (up from 2018’s results of 92%), and of which 29% of grades were A*-B and 9% of all grades at the highest A*-A.
In Level 3 BTEC, 57% of grades were the top Distinction* Distinction.
Academic attainment increased from 2018’s results as part of a three year rising trend. Students excelled in chemistry, photography and geography, where the highest number of A grades were achieved. In chemistry 29% of students achieved an A grade, 25% in photography and 17% in geography.
Based on this solid set of results, students will now go on to study at top universities, as well as taking up higher level apprenticeships and entering the world of work.
One of this year’s top performers was Alex Williams who achieved three A grades in biology, chemistry and geography. She will now go on to study biology at the University of Birmingham. She said: “I am delighted with my results and very excited about next year”
Elyssia Chettle celebrated achieving an A grade in chemistry, a B grade in physics and a B grade in maths, which was an exceptional achievement as she only studied on the course for one academic year. Elyssia will now be heading to the University of Birmingham to study a masters course in chemistry with a year in industry. On collecting such great results, she said: “I was not expecting these results, I am over the moon with what I have achieved.”
After achieving results of a B grade in photography and fine art and a Distinction in business, Klaudia Bakula will be off to Nottingham Trent University to pursue her passion for design by studying a degree in graphic design. They commented: “I am pleased with my results and I am looking forward to starting graphic design.”
Principal, Will Teece, said: “We are delighted with today’s outcomes 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 and wish them every success moving forward. I would also like to acknowledge the support of our student’s parents and carers, who have also played a considerable role in our student’s success”
The academy invites any students yet to secure a place with a post 16 provider for this September or students considering their post-GCSE options to visit www.walton-ac.org.uk.