Weatherhead Sixth Form Students are Truly World Class!

15 August 2019 | 6th Form, School News

Weatherhead High School celebrate outstanding results in all qualifications today with a record breaking 54% receiving the highest possible grades A*-B at A Level and Distinction*- Distinction in BTECs.

Across all A Level examinations this year, students secured an excellent 99.6% pass rate with a significant increase in students achieving the highest possible A*-B grades at 43.3% and an impressive 73% achieving A*-C grades.

Our students have outperformed expectation in the second year of the new BTEC qualification with an exceptional 80% of all grades being awarded at the highest level of Distinction*/Distinction.

Nearly 90 students have secured places at University and many of these places are at leading Russell Group institutions, and other students are embarking on Higher Level Apprenticeships.

Nicole Marnell is delighted to have been accepted into Cambridge University and will begin a degree in Chinese Studies from September.

Elissa Griffiths will be starting a medical degree at York University whilst two students, Katie Mann and Sydney Ritson have both gained places at Manchester University and Edge Hill University to study Midwifery.

Chloe Etherington has also been able to secure a fully funded Soccer Scholarship at Columbia State Community College, USA to study Forensic Science.

Many outstanding results were achieved across all of our courses and some of the top performers are listed below:

Name Grades Subjects Destination
Elissa Griffiths A* A A Psychology, Biology, Chemistry University of York
Nicole Marnell A* A A Maths, French, Further Maths Cambridge University
Jack Burgess A* A B Sociology, Religious Studies, English Language University of Liverpool
Beth Frost A* A C Textiles, Art, Design Technology Art College
Joely Harrison A* B B Art, Film Studies, Geography LJMU
Mollie Pennicooke A* B C Textiles, Geography, Psychology Gap Year
Emily Pritchard A* B C Textiles, Sociology. Geography LJMU
Teegan Gray A A B Biology, Chemistry, Maths University of Liverpool
Katie Mann A A B Biology, Chemistry, Maths University of Manchester
Erin Stock A A B English Language, Psychology, Biology Lancaster University
Morgan Flude A A C C Psychology, Sociology, Maths, Physics University of Bath
Olivia Greenall A B B Dance, Drama, History Gap Year
Abbie Lorimer A B B Maths, Biology, Chemistry University of Birmingham
Jenny Davies A B C English Literature, Religious Studies, Drama Liverpool Hope
Chloe Etherington A B C Psychology, Biology, History Columbia State Community College USA
Georgia Evans A B C Dance, English Literature, Religious Studies LJMU
Jasmin Jones A B C Sociology, History, English Language Lancaster University
Paige Torrington A B C Textiles, Geography, Sociology LJMU
Morgan Page A* A Dist Sociology, English Language, BTEC Business University of York
Joely Blake A* B Dist* Art, Psychology, BTEC Media Manchester College
Georgia Williams A* B Dist* Physical Education, Geography, BTEC Applied Science Apprenticeship
Zoe Jones A* B Dist Art, Psychology, BTEC IT Employment
Amelia Anderson A* C Dist Dance, Physical Education, BTEC Applied Science Keele University
Livia Wilson A C Dist* Film Studies, English Literature, BTEC Media Employment
Abi Lowery Dist Dist Dist BTEC Applied Science, BTEC HSC, BTEC IT LJMU
Libby Rowlands Dist Dist Dist BTEC Business, BTEC HSC, BTEC IT Apprenticeship

Headteacher, Annmarie Whelan, commented “I am extremely proud of all our students who have worked very hard to achieve these exceptional results and it would not have been possible without the tremendous commitment from our highly professional teaching and support staff, and our excellent partnership with parents and carers.

We are a fully inclusive Sixth Form and, in the final year of the newly reformed A Levels and BTEC qualifications, to improve even further on the success of last year is incredible and just shows how phenomenally hard our students and staff have worked over the last 2 years and how they have risen to the many challenges presented in these more challenging qualifications. Students have shown true resilience and determination and really deserve the success they have achieved today and these results will open many doors for them.”

Mrs Jane Owens MBE, Chair of Governors would like to congratulate all students and thank staff for their hard work and support in maintaining such high standards in this period of challenging exam reform.

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