Weatherhead Sixth Form Students Celebrate All Their Hard Work With Excellent Results!

17 August 2023 | 6th Form, Exam Results, School News

Weatherhead High School celebrates the superb results achieved by its students in their A Levels, BTECs and Childcare examinations this summer. 

Across all A Level examinations this year, the pass rate was excellent with 16% of students achieving the highest possible A*-A grades and 70% achieving A*-C grades. 

Students secured excellent grades for their BTEC qualifications with 57% of all grades being awarded at the highest level of Distinction*/Distinction. 

In the Diploma in Childcare and Education 80% of students achieved A-B grades. 

A total of 113 (28%) of the highest A*/A/Distinction*/Distinction grades were achieved by students in these summer examinations.

The majority of students have secured their first choice place 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.

The school is absolutely delighted that Head Girl, Molly Nash and Bori Pasztor both gained places at the University of Oxford. Molly is going to study History and English after achieving 3 top grades:  2 A*s and 1 A grade in English Literature, History and Geography and Bori, who achieved A*, A and B grades in Sociology, Religious Studies and Spanish, is going to study Theology and Religion. 

Maisy Foulkes is celebrating gaining a place at the University of Birmingham to study Medicine after achieving A*, A and B grades in Psychology, Biology and Chemistry. 

Emma Parsons and Macy Brown are also celebrating excellent results after achieving 3 top grades: Emma achieved 2 A*s and 1 A grade in Art and Design, Sociology and History.  She is going to Leeds Arts University to study Fine Art and Macy who achieved 1 A* and 2 A grades in Geography, Chemistry and Maths secured a place at the University of Manchester to study Chemistry. 

Marnie McDowell-Daly is going to Liverpool John Moores University to study Psychology after achieving an impressive A* and A in A Level Psychology and Sociology and a Distinction* BTEC Business.

Sophie Ireland secured top grades in her BTEC subjects achieving Distinction* and 2 Distinctions gaining her a place at Edge Hill to study Midwifery.

Tia Daley, Emily Dixon and Chloe Rigby are celebrating after each achieving 3 A grades in the Diploma in Childcare and Education qualification. Tia is going to study Health and Social Care at Liverpool John Moores; Emily is going to Edgehill to study Primary and Early Years Education and Chloe is going to the University of Chester to do Primary Teaching.

Headteacher, Annmarie Whelan, commented, “These results are a true reflection of the students’ dedication and hard work. Students have worked hard from day one of their courses and deserve these wonderful results especially as this was their first time sitting public exams as their GCSE exams were cancelled in 2021, making their achievements this year even more exceptional.  

The tremendous commitment and dedication from the teaching staff, the diligence and care of our support staff and our excellent partnership with parents and carers must also be recognised and I am so proud of how we have worked so hard together as a school community to ensure our students achieved their best.

We are a fully inclusive Sixth Form and to achieve these excellent results year on year is really incredible and just shows how hard our students and staff have worked over the last few years. Students have shown true grit and determination throughout their Sixth Form studies and really deserve the success they have achieved today and these results will open many doors for them.”

Mrs Carol Rogers, Chair of Governors would like to congratulate all students and thank staff for their hard work.


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  Course
Molly Nash A*A*A English Literature, History, Geography University of Oxford History and English
Emma Parsons A*A*A Art, Sociology, History Leeds Arts University Fine Art
Marnie McDowell-Daly



Psychology, Sociology, BTEC Business Liverpool John Moores University Psychology
Macy Brown A*AA Geography, Chemistry, Maths University of Manchester Chemistry
Maisy Foulkes  A*AB Psychology, Biology, Chemistry University of Birmingham Medicine
Bori Pasztor A*AB Sociology, Religious Studies, Spanish University of Oxford Theology and Religion
Kiera Henry A*AC Art, Sociology, Psychology University of Salford Psychology and Criminology
Charlotte King A*AC Sociology, Geography, Psychology University of Sheffield International Business Management with Study Abroad
Grace Payne A*BB Textiles, Psychology, Sociology Gap Year
Romilly Norton  A*CC Art, Chemistry, Maths Wirral Met Foundation Art Course
Grace Brassey



Sociology, Psychology, BTEC Business University of Liverpool Business Management with a Year in Industry
Charlotte Phillips 



Sociology, English Language, BTEC Health & Social Care Liverpool John Moores University Education and Special Educational Needs
Grace Barry  AAB Photography, Textiles, English Language Seeking Employment
Tamima Islam  AAB Photography, Sociology, English Language University of Leeds English and Sociology
Mollie Mason AAB English Language, English Literature, Film Studies Liverpool John Moores University Creative Writing
Finley Gaynor 



English Literature, History, BTEC Media University of Salford Journalism: Broadcast
Tamzin Sherlock

B Distinction*


Photography, BTEC Health & Social Care double University of East Anglia UEA Speech and Language Therapy
Jess Poustie



Film Studies, Applied Science,

BTEC Health & Social Care

Gap Year
Elisha Harrison  ABB Chemistry, Maths, Physics University of Leeds  Physics
Lia Smith ABB Geography, Chemistry, Spanish  Exeter University  Marine Science
Eleanor Ledson




Art, Applied Science, 

BTEC Business

Liverpool John Moores University Biomedical Science
Sophie Ireland




BTEC Health & Social Care double, Applied Science Edge Hill University Midwifery
Tia Daley AAA Diploma in Childcare and Education Liverpool John Moores University Health and Social Care
Emily Dixon AAA Diploma in Childcare and Education Edge Hill University Primary Early Years Education with QTS
Chloe Rigby AAA Diploma in Childcare and Education University of Chester Primary Education (5-11) with QTS