Wellington School’s A level results show 40% of the students achieved A* or A grades. The national average of top grades this year is 25.9%, continuing a decline in the share of entrants awarded A* and A grades from 27% in 2011.
72% of grades achieved by Wellington School’s Sixth Formers were in the A*-B range; nationally, 67% of candidates scored A*-B grades.
Headmaster, Henry Price said, ‘I would like to congratulate the Wellington leavers on their academic successes. They were a fabulous year group, with a good work ethic and a real commitment to life at Wellington. To see nearly three quarters of their grades score A*-B is wonderful and evidence of the hard work of both pupils and staff. Once the remarks have been processed, I have no doubt that these grades will improve even further.
“Two features stand out for me at the end of my first year as Headmaster. The first is that a variety of pupils achieve success across the full range of 21 A level subjects on offer at Wellington. In Mathematics, well over half of a large cohort scored A*- A, but there were also fantastic results in Art, History, English, Languages (ancient and modern) and many more. The second feature, is not just the expertise and dedication of the teaching staff, but also the support and positive relationships engendered in our Sixth Form, which generates success.
“I am delighted that our two Oxbridge candidates, Joe Beavan and Alice Cambridge, both secured their places with three A* grades. Equally, there are a number of pupils who achieved or exceeded their target grades and I wish all our leavers well as they head off to university or a gap year.
“I would particularly like to thank the Head of Sixth Form, Mr Millington for his hard work and energy throughout the year, and Dr Daniel who has overseen the academic side of the School for the last five years so professionally and who is leaving the school this year.”