All the hard work and waiting is over for Sixth Form A Level students – the results are in! Our Year 13 students at Heart of England School have once again performed extraordinarily well against an increasingly challenging set of examinations at the end of the two year A Level course.
Even though students can check the results online using Insight, many chose to come in to collect their results and to celebrate with friends and staff alike. There was also the opportunity to look at new options opened up by the grades individuals achieved.
Many of our students have been successful in securing their preferred next steps, whether that be university or an apprenticeship, enabling them to pursue exciting and varied opportunities. Hannah and Joe are off to do Chemistry at the University of Manchester. Joe, who got three A*s said: “I’m very pleased!” and praised the teachers for their help in getting him through.
Chris, who also got a good set of As and is off to the University of Birmingham to do Chemical Engineering said he is: “Massively looking forward to being more independent and I’m really looking forward to the course – and maybe doing a masters!”
“Our students have built upon last year’s successes and increased the total number of A* and A Grades,” said Vice Principal Mr Bennett. “We are also delighted to be celebrating that over half of all grades achieved were A*-B and our students’ success is further in evidence with the fact that Heart of England is above the national average in terms of the total number of A*-C grades.”
There were lots of success stories on the day with Molly looking to do Law at Nottingham Trent and Kushla who described Sixth Form as “tough but very enjoyable” set to go to her first choice of De Montford University to study Media Communications.
Others like Ben and Joe are looking forward to future apprenticeships in accountancy and digital marketing respectively. “Although A Levels are difficult, they are are definitely a great pathway to the future,” said Joe.
Head of Post 16 Mrs Theay said, ““They have been a delightful year and they have worked hard and done well. I’m very proud of them and I wish every one of them the very best of luck!”
One brave student came in without looking at the results online and was planning to take the sealed envelope away without opening it! “I’m waiting until I get home to open it,” said Dennis.
This year we also have a student planning a career in medicine. Former Head Girl Annabel is on her way to the University of Nottingham to study medicine. “I’ve really wanted to do medicine since I was in Year 10,” said Annabel, “and I got a real feel for it when I did work experience at Warwick and Heartlands hospitals.”
Our Principal Miss Hughes-Williams met many of the students who came to school throughout the morning. “As always, it was a joy to see so many happy faces. Our students have worked hard and it is wonderful to be able to celebrate their brilliant achievements today with both them and their families. So many made a point of thanking our caring and dedicated staff who have invested so much in their specialist subject areas. I am proud of them and not just the grades they have achieved but also the kind and generous individuals they are. Exciting times beckon and I wish each of them the very best of futures.”