15th August 2019 — 38 students from King Edward’s Witley have received their A-level results this morning, marking another successful year for King Edward’s Sixth Form. The pupils, who had chosen the A-level programme alongside their peers taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma, are going on to a diverse range of universities, courses and futures.
King Edward’s outgoing Headmaster, John Attwater, congratulated the students, commenting: “Their results reward a lot of hard work by staff and students alike, with some real individual achievements in evidence. I am delighted that their success really reflects the diversity of pupils here and the breadth of exciting futures in store for them; this year in particular we have seen a wider range of universities applied to as students have chosen very specific courses to match their interests. I think this reflects both the excellent careers advice they have received and a real desire among today’s school leavers to seek value for money and practical use in their degree courses. For instance, Sam Hung, from Hong Kong, whose 4 A-levels include an A*, two As and a B, has specifically chosen the Mechanical Engineering course at Bristol, Jozef Gaszka, from Witley, is off to the Royal Academy of Music with a Scholarship in Organ Studies, and Jonathan Chan goes to study technical theatre at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama; other courses chosen range from Creative computing to Civil and Railway engineering and Business Management.”
Head of Sixth Form, Richard Davies, notes: “there are some stand-out individual performances in this year’s results that reflect the tremendous amount of effort these pupils have invested in their studies over the past two years, and the lengths teachers have gone to in order to challenge their thinking. More broadly, however, as all of our pupils embark on the next phase of their learning, whether that is university, business or a gap year, they will be able to draw on the wider skills, knowledge and understanding they have gained, from across both their rigorous A-level studies and the rich extra-curricular programme here, to hit the ground running and pursue their career goals and aspirations”.
Although the 38 had to wait an extra month for their results compared with their IB counterparts, who achieved record results for the School on 6 July, they complete another successful year for King Edward’s which sees students go on to top universities in the UK, Europe and the Asia including Cambridge, UCL, KCL, LSE, Bocconi, IE and Hong Kong University.