IMG 5500 copyYear 11 students at Walton High are celebrating many excellent GCSE grades across a range of subjects; the result of their hard work and on-going support from parents and teachers

Celebrating today was Michael Lee from our Walnut Tree Campus who achieved eight grade 9s in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, French Geography, Maths, Physics and Philosophy. Michael also achieved three grade 8s and an A* in Additional Maths.

Joining in the celebrations was Brooklands Campus student Adam Buchan who achieved seven Grade 9s in Biology, Chemistry, English Language, Geography, Maths Physics and Philosophy; two Grade 8s and Double Distinction* in Creative Media Production. Adam is continuing to study with us and has chosen to study Chemistry, Physics, Maths and EPQ.

IMG 5494 copyAdditional students celebrating top grades are Yaw Agyei Agyapong (seven grades 9s and two 8s), Yaw is continuing at Walton High and has chosen to study economics, Business, Maths and EPQ. Vivek Bilous (six grade 9s; three grade 8s, an A* and Double Distinction in Performing Arts), he is pursuing his passion of studying Spanish, Maths, Economics and EPQ at Walton High. Mohammed Ali (six grade 9s, three 8s and Double Distinction Star in Creative Media Production) and is studying Chemistry, Biology, Maths and EPQ. Sophie McManus (five 9s, Double Distinction * in Sports Studies, A* in Additional Maths among her grades) and Simona Dubs (five 9s and two 8s in her results) and is continuing to study Maths, Physics, Spanish and EPQ.

Overall, 21% of our students achieved at least one grade 9 or equivalent among their other excellent results.

Congratulating all of the students for their hard work and commitment, Michelle Currie, Executive Principal said: “At a time of significant change in education, students, along with their parents and their teachers, should feel very proud of their achievements and we wish them continued success in the future.”

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Georgina LeePost 16 students at Walton High are once again celebrating very successful results in academic and vocational courses.

Students have achieved remarkable success across a range of academic qualifications with 20% of the A Levels awarded being A*-A grades. Subjects where more than half their students gained the highest grades were Economics, French, Geography, History, Mathematics, Further Maths, Music, and Sociology. In particular, students did well in Economics with 75% of students gaining A* - B grades.

Students’ performance in vocational courses continues to be excellent with over half the grades awarded being Distinction* or Distinction. This demonstrates the continued dedication of these students to their studies.

Alice Miller Sampurna GangulyWe are extremely proud that, yet again, many students will be taking up offers at the country’s highest ranked universities to study a range of highly sought after degrees. Alice Miller’s A*A*A* A results see her going to Cambridge University to study Maths while Sampurna Ganguly’s A A A grades will take her to Oxford University to read English Literature. Kamran Arora’s A*A*A*A grades see him going to Warwick university to study Maths and Physics. Adam Horne’s A*A*A A grades will take him to the University College, London to study Economics. Achieving three A* grades, Georgina Lee will head to the University of York to read Biological Sciences. Chun Hay Tang’s A*A A B will take him to the Imperial College London to study Biomedical Engineering and Irene Obaseki’s A*A A will take her to Brighton and Sussex Medical School to read medicine.

Students who pursued an Applied General or Technical pathway are also celebrating success with Ella Laura James Josh Barnes Tegan WinterBowdrey achieving D*D*D and going on to study Primary Education at Oxford Brookes. Rachel King’s D*D*D will take her to Northampton University to study Paramedic Science while Annabelle Beale’s D*D will take her to Reading University to study Business Management. Annabelle Idu achieved D*D, as well as two A Levels so she will be going on to study Computer Science at Bangor University while Dominik Wojtak’s DDD will take him to Northampton University to study Psychology.

In addition, a number of students have won prestigious apprenticeships; Oscar Swain will begin an apprenticeship at Silverstone as a Motorsport Mechanic and Libby Partridge (A* A A B) being awarded an apprenticeship at Denton’s in Law. Jack Meijer has also earned a sought after Athletics Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin to study Mechanical Engineering. Equally successful are a number of students whose efforts have secured them sought after employment opportunities, including Lilli Hayter (D*DDD) who has been appointed as an Event Organiser for Tip Top Venues.

Michelle Currie, Executive Principal said: “Walton High is delighted to be a school which provides a broad range of academic and applied general or technical qualifications for Post-16 students. The diverse and highly personalised opportunities we offer allow our students to realise happy and successful futures. We are always thrilled to celebrate the success of our students as it is a testament to their incredible efforts, talent and resilience. Another year of excellent results is also due to the expertise and dedication of the staff here at Walton High. I would like to sincerely congratulate all students on their remarkable accomplishments. Students, along with their parents and teachers, should feel very proud with their achievements.

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Walton high students visited the European space centre in Belgium to participate in a number of STEM activities including rocket building, experiencing the effect of space travel and simulating a space shuttle mission. They also managed to find time for a Belgian chocolate making workshop and a torchlight tour of the beautiful Bouillon castle.

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