Wrekin students celebrated a fantastic year in 2016 for A level results. Personal and academic achievements were praised by teachers and parents, as many students learned they had gained places in some of the country’s top universities.
79% of results were at A*-C, with 28% at A* or A. Leading the way with A* grades in Psychology and Physical Education and an A in Mathematics, plus an A grade at AS Art was Head Girl, Natasha Coleman.
Other notable successes were local students Bryn Windsor with two A* and an A grade at A level, an A at AS level and an A* grade in the EPQ; Jake Walker gained one A* and 2 As plus A* in the EPQ; Josie North achieved 3 A grades; Sophie Blakstad A* and 2 As; David Pringle 3 As and a B in Further Mathematics; Holly Doran an A*, 2 As and an AS A grade, . Equally impressive were grades obtained by overseas students studying in effectively a foreign language. German Zili Zhang achieved 4 A grades; East European Scholar -Ukranian Vladyslav Melnychenko - gained 3 As and a B and Keisuke Tokura returns home to Japan with an A*, 2 As plus an A grade at AS too.
With the imminent opening of Wrekin’s new Business School, our unique educational offering where pupils gain practical business experience alongside their academic studies, it is encouraging to see the success and popularity of Business Studies, Economics and Psychology all of which gained 100% pass rates.
GCSE results were also pleasing, a high percentage of all grades were A* or A with many students achieving a whole batch of top grades. Leading the way is Orla McCormack from Shrewsbury with 10 straight A* grades. Whilst studying for her GCSEs, Orla also found time to gain the ATCL (Associate of Trinity College London) certificate in Alto Saxophone performance. Other very strong performers locally include James Davis, Tait Furnival, Felix de Hamel, Holly Townson, Freya Rooke-Moore, Henry Phillips, and Joseph Lee. Andy Liu, who only joined the school last September from mainland China, gained 5 A* GCSEs in addition to the 6 A level mathematics modules he also sat, gaining 100% on 4 of those and very high scores on the others.
Headmaster, Tim Firth is eagerly anticipating seeing these students flourish in the Sixth Form.
Wrekin College, one of the few non-selective independent schools in the West Midlands is officially rated on ALPS - A Level Performance System - as ‘outstanding’. The system allows schools to get a measure of how they add to an individual pupils’ academic performance at A Level compared with what they achieved at GCSE.