Against a backdrop of falling A level results across the country, Wycliffe pupils are celebrating bucking the trend. An overall improvement on last year’s excellent outcomes for the school included several pupils bagging hatsful of A* and A grades as well as many exceeding their personal targets. The College’s value added performance looks likely to be good again with average grades exceeding targets.
Top achievers included Amelia Henley from Kent, off to Harvard University with a Scholarship having achieved two A*s and one A grade, and Head of School, Tom O’Driscoll with A* and two A grades at A level plus an A* in the Extended Project who will now take his place at Trinity College, Oxford to read History and Politics.
In addition, Alberto Martinuzzi from Seville scored three A*s and two A grades in five A levels to get him into Bath University to study Mechanical Engineering. Illya Nuzbrokh from Donetsk, Ukraine also impressed with four A* grades and a B and this secures him a place at St. Andrews where he will read Maths and Philosophy.
Seb Abbott from Stonehouse (a pupil at Wycliffe since the Nursery!) with three As will be going to Imperial College to read Biological Sciences. Stephanie Bagnall from Hardwicke was another local success whose A*, B and C will take her to Royal Holloway to read English and Theatre Studies.
Sporting local trio Will Goodwin, Jack Shepherd and Angus Wightman rounded off a spectacular year with the highest possible grades in BTEC Sport. Theirs were among the four top Distinction* grades and four Distinctions achieved by pupils at the College. This topped their success on and off the field which included organising a spectacular Charity Powder Dash. Wycliffe’s BTEC programme also saw success in the Travel and Tourism discipline with Zoe Mitchell securing double Distinction* and two others, Henry Moss and Kai Cheng netting Distinction*, Distinction
Head of Wycliffe College, Nick Gregory said, “It is impossible in a short report to do justice to the 80 individual stories of each of our leavers but we are incredibly proud of all of their wide-ranging achievements, not just those mentioned above. We are also very proud to be able to send each of them on to the next stage of their lives which, for almost all, involves continuing in education studying something in which they are profoundly and passionately interested.”