The range and diversity of its more than thirty Sixth Form subjects was clear today as Wycliffe students from all over the globe celebrated some excellent A level results which matched the very strong performance by the 2016 cohort.
These will see them off to universities including Imperial, Bristol, Warwick, King’s, Exeter, Manchester and Loughborough, where they will be studying courses ranging from Music to Mathematics, Architecture to Accounting and Film to Philosophy. Top performing department was Art which saw 40% of students achieving A* grades and where 80% were at B or higher.
George Hartson from Nailsworth, Glos, who has been at Wycliffe since Year 3, bagged three A grades in a year in which he also represented England Independent Schools at rugby. Other top performers included Ambra Ruan from Bologna, Italy, with an A* and two As, Justin Zhang from Shenyang in China, whose two A*s and two As will see him studying Maths at Imperial, Eddy Yang from Shenzhen, China, whose three A*s have secured his place at Manchester to study Architecture and Seva Bilous from Kiev, Ukraine whose A* and two As get him into Bristol to study Music and German in a year in which he also gained Grade 8 Music qualifications in both the Trumpet and the Drums.
Also celebrating two or more A / A* grades are; Sasha Green from Wotton-under-Edge who is off to Loughborough, capping an outstanding year in which she also represented England at Hockey, Max Glynn from Saul and Frances Friend from Stroud who will study at King’s College, London, and Mollie Young from Minchinhampton who will be off to Exeter to take up her place to read Geography.
Head of Wycliffe College, Nick Gregory said,
Today’s focus is on exam results but a good education is about far, far more than that. One of the reasons we are so proud of this group of boys and girls is that not only have they achieved so successfully in an academic context but also they have been key figures in our sports teams, have achieved Grade 7 and Grade 8 Music awards, have demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills in our CCF and in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, have played leading roles in one of the best school Drama productions for years and have led their peers as Prefects at House and/or whole-school level. We are very proud to be able to send each of them on to the next stage of their lives as well-rounded characters and individuals.