Post 16 students at Walton High are once again celebrating excellent academic and vocational results.
We are delighted that yet again many students will be taking up offers at the country’s top universities.
Our congratulations go to the three students who will be taking up places at the University of Cambridge. Isobel Hanna (2 A* and 2 A grades) will be studying Engineering whilst Joseph Webber (4 A* grades and 2 A levels) and Harry Gross (two A* and 2 A grades) will both be studying Mathematics at Trinity College. Joseph thanked his teachers, ‘The support I’ve had here at Walton High is better that I could’ve believed, thank you so much for a great seven years!’. Harry supported this and said, ‘Everybody has been so great and helped me to reach my goals’
Other students with outstanding grades were Kellie Sadler, Kristy Chow, Sarah Deacon, Katie Collins, Paige Fry, Rajpreet Gill, Selina Gill, Connie Slater, Gwen Whidborne and Helena Zucker who all achieved two or more A*/A grades.
Harrison Caird will study Accounting and Finance at University of Kent and advised all students, ‘to work hard and not give up.’ Aicha Boudellioua will be going on to study Biomedical Science at University of Southampton and stated she was, ‘pleased all the hard work had paid off’
Twenty-two A Level subjects had a 100% pass rate with the majority of students gaining A*-B grades in Biology, Business Studies, English Literature, Fine Art, Geography, Mathematics, Music, Spanish and Textiles.
In particular, students did exceptionally well in English Literature with 13 students achieving an A* or A grade.
Students’ performance in vocational courses continues to be amongst the best in the country with 86% of grades awarded being Distinction* or Distinction. This demonstrates the commitment of students to their studies and the expertise of teachers in delivering vocational courses.
These results are allowing students who followed a vocational programme to pursue a wide variety of higher education and training opportunities.
Emily McIintosh achieved triple Distinction* in Sport, Health and Social Care and Applied Science and is looking forward to studying Social and Community Development at The University of Northampton. Saima Mohmand achieved a Distinction* in Applied Science as well as a Triple Distinction in Health and Social Care - she will be studying Biomedical Science at the University of Bedfordshire. Daniella Lodge achieved Triple Distinction* in Health and Social care and Distinction* in Applied Science and is starting her medical career by studying Adult Nursing at The University of Northampton.
Mrs Branton, Director of Post 16 said, ‘We are extremely proud of all of our students and their achievements and there are too many success stories to mention them all. We wish all of our students the very best of luck in the future’. A few examples of such stories are Georgia Herrington who will be using her sport qualification to study at Harris Stowe University in Missouri, USA as part of their football scholarship programme; Ben Garrett who is using his Performing Arts qualification to study Musical Theatre at the University of Chichester and Sam Kelly who will be taking an Actor Musician course at Guildford School of Acting. Will Cutler has been accepted onto the prestigious FastTrack apprenticeship programme with the Civil Service and Adam Leak will be using his triple Distinction * in Sport to study Sports Science at Oxford Brookes University.
Michelle Currie, Executive Principal said:
“Walton High is proud to be a school with a comprehensive intake that successfully delivers high quality academic and vocational education to a wide range of students. These outstanding results reflect the hard work and commitment of students over the past two years and are also testament to the dedication and expertise of staff at the school. Students, along with their parents and their teachers, should feel very proud of their achievements and we wish them continued success in the future.”