Yet again Sixth Form students at South Wirral High School were celebrating some superb A Level and BTEC results, building on the successes of previous years for our Sixth Form. In particular, the average A level grade attained by students has risen significantly this year.
The vast majority of students secured their first choice at university, with a significant number destined for “redbrick universities”, as a result of achieving the highest grades. These include Veronica Valsechhi who will study Psychology at Liverpool University, Nathan Ferguson and Tom Jones will both study International Business at Liverpool University, and Elissa Griffiths who will study English Language and Linguistics at Lancaster University.
Some other notable successes were Isobel Potts who achieved Distinction, B,C and will study Primary Education at Liverpool John Moores and Holly Sharp, who has secured a place on an Adult Nursing course, also at LJM. Jemma Harper achieved Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction and will study Business Management at Chester University. Adam Shirt (A, Distinction, Distinction) has deferred his place at De Montfort University for a year. Georgia Gibson (ABB) and Abigail Stewart (BBB) will both study Childhood and Youth Philosophy and Ethics at Liverpool Hope.
Many other students are leaving for their first choice of university. Lots of them are embarking on courses which are the first steps to interesting careers, and reflect the strengths at South Wirral across curriculum areas. Some students have also secured apprenticeships – a good alternative to university – in Law, Childcare and Education.
Simon Goodwin, Headteacher, said:
“We are all proud of the students’ achievements and we wish them every success in the future. These results are the product of many months of hard work and dedication by the students and support from parents. The results also reflect the excellent planning and teaching of new 2 year A level and BTEC courses by the teaching staff”.
Everybody associated with Sixth Form @ South Wirral is proud of the achievements of all of our students as they now prepare for the next exciting chapter of their lives. Amongst the A*’s and A’s, in many cases, the real success stories are where students have exceeded all expectations through sustained hard work and excellent teaching. We would like to thank and congratulate everyone involved in enabling our students to achieve their potential.