Weatherhead Sixth Form Students Are Truly World Class!

10 August 2021 | 6th Form, School News

 Ueatherhead High School is absolutely delighted to report outstanding achievement of its students in their A levels, BTECs and Child Care courses this summer. All students should be extremely proud of their achievements and the maturity and incredible resilience they have shown in these unprecedented times.

This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards. 

110 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, taking a gap year or starting employment.

One student, Beth Birtles achieved 3 A* grades and will be studying Medicine at The University of Bristol and Alexandra Hunstone will be studying Classics at The University of Cambridge having achieved 1 A* and 2 A grades. 

Twins Sarah and Elodie Dubuis both achieved outstanding results, Elodie achieved 2 A* and 1 A and  Sarah achieved 2 A grades and 1 B and  are both going to the University of Manchester. Sarah is going to study Psychology and Elodie Physics with Theoretical Physics.


Alice Mathieu achieved 3 A levels with a grade A in Music and at the same time she has gained a Grade 8 with Distinction in her London College of Music Examination in Musical Theatre, with a Grade 8 being the highest possible standard of exam, a remarkable achievement and she is hoping to study English Literature and Italian.

Emma Crosbie and Katie Taylor both achieved 3 top level BTEC grades and have been successful in securing places to study Child Nursing and Charlotte Smith also achieved 3 top BTEC grades and will be studying Learning Disability Nursing at Edge Hill and Millie Nicholls, Luca Pastor and Alycia Fahy all achieved top A levels or BTECs results and will all be studying Adult Nursing. Chloe Shaw also achieved top BTEC grades and is going to study Midwifery at The University of Manchester.

Rachel Foster achieved 3 A levels with a grade A* in Design Technology and is going to study Civil Engineering at University of Liverpool. Rachel also secured an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship during the Sixth Form and will continue to be supported by this prestigious scholarship throughout her time at university.

Headteacher Miss Whelan commented:

“These results are a true reflection of all the dedication and hard work that the students have put into their studies over the last 2 years. They have all worked incredibly hard from day one of their courses and coped so well with the continued disruption and fully deserve these achievements and I could not be prouder of them all. They should also be congratulated on the immense resilience and maturity they have shown over the last 18 months in these unprecedented circumstances and all students have been fully engaged in their remote education and zoom lessons throughout the pandemic and these achievements are a real testament to their total dedication and commitment to their studies in a completely new way of learning. 

The tremendous support and hard work from the teaching staff, the diligence and care of our support staff and our excellent partnership with parents and carers over the last 2 years must also be recognised and I am so proud of how we have worked so hard together as a school community to ensure all our students achieved their very best during these difficult times.

Our students are very special and have shown true grit and determination throughout their Sixth Form studies and really deserve the success they have achieved and these results will open many doors for them, with so many going to university and also securing higher level apprenticeships.  I wish every student all the very best for their future endeavours.”

Mrs Carol Rogers, Chair of Governors would like to congratulate all the Year 13 students and wish them all the best for the future and also thank staff for their tireless hard work and total professionalism in maintaining such high standards during these unprecedented times.

Many outstanding achievements were secured across all of our subjects and some of the top achievers and their future destinations are listed below:

Name Grades Subjects Destination
Beth Birtles A*A*A* Biology, Chemistry, Maths University of Bristol Medicine
Grace Connolly A*A*A Psychology, Sociology, English Language University of Glasgow Law
Elodie Dubuis A*A*A Maths, Physics, Art University of Manchester Physics with Theoretical Physics
Amy Dunderdale A*A*A Chemistry, Maths, Biology University of Liverpool Medicine
Katie Allen A*AA Music, English Language, Psychology University of Liverpool English
Grayce Baker A*AA English Literature, French, Spanish University of Manchester Law
India Chase A*AA Maths, Further Maths, Physics University of Manchester Mathematics
Lia Garner A*AA Dance, Maths, Physics Northern School of Contemporary Dance Cultural Dance Forms
Taz Hoyle A*AA Maths, Physics, Spanish University of Liverpool Engineering
Alex Hunstone A*AA History, Geography, Religious Studies University of Cambridge Classics
Millie Jones A*AA Sociology, Maths, Spanish University of Liverpool Business Management
Erin Mulvey A*AA PE, Chemistry, Physics Bangor University Sport Science
Chloe Wylde A*AA Sociology, English Language, Psychology University of Liverpool Criminology & Sociology
Rachel Foster A*AB DT, Maths, Physics University of Liverpool Civil Engineering
Holly Wright A*AB Sociology, English Literature, History, Newcastle University English Literature
Mahema Zainab A*AB Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry University of Leeds Chemistry with a Year in Industry
Ellie Boultbee A*A*D Art, Textiles, Business Gap Year
Francesca Beaumont A*D*A Sociology, IT, English Literature University of Nottingham Philosophy
Hannah Whittingham A*D*B Art, Business, Maths Liverpool Hope University Fine Art
Niamh Kelly A*DB Art, Business, Photography Luxe Hair Business Apprenticeship
Keira Force AAA English Literature, Film, Sociology University of Liverpool English Literature
Anna Hayes AAA History, Sociology, Spanish University of Manchester Archaeology & Anthropology
Sarah Dubuis AAB Psychology, Spanish, Chemistry University of Manchester Psychology
Amy Dugdale AAB Biology, Maths, Geography University of Liverpool Biological Sciences
Wunzoya Haadi AAB Chemistry, Psychology, Biology University of Reading Pharmacy
Ellie McDermott AAB English Literature, History, Spanish University of Sheffield History & Modern Languages & culture
Lydia Sheppard AAB Chemistry, Maths, Biology Leeds Beckett University Accounting & Finance
Abigail Thomas AAB Biology, History, Chemistry University of York Environmental Science
Millie Nicholls D*D*D* Applied Science, HSC (D) Leeds Beckett University Adult Nursing
Katie Taylor D*D*D* Business, HSC (D) Edge Hill University Child Nursing
Matthew Fitzpatrick D*D*A HSC (S), IT, Art Liverpool Hope University Primary Teaching
Sophie Williams D*D*A Applied Science, Business, Psychology Manchester Met University Biomedical
Coral Ellis D*A*D Sport, Textiles, Business Liverpool John Moores University Interior Architecture
Melissa Molyneux D*D*D HSC (S), Sport, Applied Science Wirral Met College Sports Coaching
Ashleigh Banks D*D*D HSC (D), Business Weatherhead High School Apprenticeship
Charlotte Smith D*D*D HSC (D), IT Edge Hill University Nursing – Learning Difficulties
Amy-Jade Hughes D*D*B Applied Science, HSC (S), Psychology Gap Year
Meryem Yalcin D*D*B HSC (S), Media, Sociology Edge Hill University Childhood & Youth Studies and Criminology
Jenna Gordon D*DB HSC (S), Business, Sociology Manchester Met University Human Resource Management
Libby Daley D*D*C Business, Sport, Maths Liverpool John Moores University Physical Education
Maylin Tsang D*D*C Applied Science, HSC (S), PE Gap Year
Abbie Boylan D*AA Business, Further Maths, Maths University of Liverpool Mathematics with Finance
Claire McNulty D*AA HSC (S), English Language, Sociology Bangor University Linguistics and the English Language
Ellie Morton D*AA Applied Science, English Language, English Literature University of Liverpool English Literature
Erin Thurlow D*AA Applied Science, Dance, Drama Gap Year
Halle Williams D*AA Applied Science, Psychology, Sociology Sheffield Hallam University Criminology & Sociology
Emma Crosbie D*DD HSC (D), Applied Science Sheffield Hallam University Child Nursing
Alycia Fahy D*DB HSC (S), Applied Science, Psychology University of Manchester Adult Nursing
Grace Chaplin D*DC Media, Applied Science, Photography University of Sheffield Environmental Science
Kenzie Sullivan D*DC Media, Music, Photography Liverpool Hope University Film, TV, Radio and Media Production
Freya Bates D*AB Business, Dance, Religious Studies University of Leeds Philosophy & Politics
Bethan Gill D*AB Applied Science, PE, Psychology Bournemouth University Physiotherapy
Taylor Oakley DDD Business, HSC (S), Sport Wirral Met College Fitness Instruction and Personal Training
Chloe Shaw DDD Applied Science, Business, HSC (S) University of Manchester Midwifery
Erin Woodhouse D*AC Business, English Literature, Psychology Gap Year
Jess Astbury AAA Diploma in Childcare & Education Employment Childcare
Emma O’Neill AAA Diploma in Childcare & Education Employment at Leasowe Primary School Childcare
Chloe Smith AAA Diploma in Childcare & Education TBC