Weatherhead Students Celebrate A Level Successes Breaking New Records!

17 August 2017 | School News

Weatherhead High School celebrated excellent results for A Level students with a 42% pass rate A*-B, 72% A*-C and a 98% pass rate for all students (A*-E).  A record-breaking 25 A*s were achieved, more than double the amount achieved last year.

Students have coped extremely well with the new very challenging A Level examinations and they have once again out–performed expectation and risen to the challenge.  Nearly 100 students have secured places at university and many of these places are at leading Russell Group institutions.

Setting a new Weatherhead record, the following 8 students achieved A*/As in all subjects – Jessica Hesketh, Stephanie Goodsell, Charlotte Egan, Lucy Emery, Eleanor McCarthy, Alexandra Collins, Jacey Hesketh and Elleanor Lloyd – a truly outstanding achievement.

Another record has been broken with 86% of students celebrating A*-B grades in their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ); with all students passing this additional qualification.

Many outstanding results were achieved and some of our top performers are listed below:-

Name Grades Subjects Destination Course
Jessica Hesketh A* A* A English Literature, Spanish and Geography York English
Stephanie Goodsell A* A* A Biology, Psychology and Chemistry Bangor Chemistry
Charlotte Egan A* A  A Sociology, Mathematics and Psychology Leeds Law
Lucy Emery A* A  A Sociology, Health & Social Care and Religious Studies Lancaster Philosophy and Religious Studies
Eleanor McCarthy A* A  A Sociology, Dance and English Literature Gateshead Dance College Dance Professional Practice
Alexandra Collins A  A  A English Literature, Media and Physical Education Gap Year
Jacey Hesketh A  A  A Chemistry, Mathematics and  Psychology Manchester Chemistry
Olivia Whetnall A* A* B Further Maths, Mathematics and Physics York Mathematics
Bethany Barreiro A* A  B Business, Mathematics and Health & Social Care Liverpool Mathematics
Ella Griffiths A* A  B Textiles, Art and Photography Liverpool Community College Art Foundation
Larna McCann A* A  B Sociology, Media and English Literature Sheffield Sociology
Isobel Swarbrick A* A  B Sociology, Psychology and Biology Manchester Psychology
Leila Peckham A* A* C Business, Textiles and Maths Liverpool Business Management
Amber Blair Keyes A* A  C Textiles, Art and Computer Science Liverpool Community College Art Foundation
Elleanor Lloyd A* A* A* Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education Employment

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Executive Headteacher, Neil Dyment, commented; “It is so pleasing to see our young people achieve success after all the hard work and commitment that they put in to their studies.  Success at A Level remains a benchmark for recognition of quality and hard work and I am delighted to see almost all of our students secure the high grades needed for their first choice places at university.”

Head of School, Annmarie Whelan, added, “I am very proud of all our students who have worked so hard for 2 years to achieve these wonderful results and it would not have been possible without the tremendous commitment from our highly professional teachers and dedicated support staff.”

Mrs Jane Owens MBE, Chair of Governors would like to thank all staff for their hard work and support that led to these achievements.

Congratulations and best wishes to all our students for the future.