Teachers at LaSWAP Sixth Form delighted with A-level results day
PUBLISHED: 13:55 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:55 16 August 2018
A "fabulous range" of A-level results at LaSWAP Sixth Form Centre has seen students meet offers from universities as diverse as Falmouth and SOAS.
Anna Rimington, Director of Sixth Form at one of the base schools, Acland Burghley, was thrilled with how her pupils had done.
She told the Ham&High: “We’re really really pleased. So pleased that the vast majority of students have achieved so much.
“We’ve got our two Oxbridge candidates who we’re delighted for, but we’re so happy for all of the students who have successfully met university offers and will go on to a whole range of destinations.
“It’s a fabulous range of results.
“It’s great to see people go to places like Oxbridge, but it’s not just about the super high-achieving. We’ve had so many people make huge progress over their time in the sixth form and manage to get really high quality outcomes - and they’ll all go on to great courses.”
Felix Forrest, 18, one of those students, is off to study aeronautic and astronautic engineering at the University of Southampton after bagging two As and a C.
He told this newspaper: “It’s a huge relief, Southampton was my first choice but I was pretty sure I’d be going to be at my insurance. It’s a bit hard to believe, really. I’m really excited to get my head around some new ideas.”
Another successful story is that of Eve Dickie who’s also 18, who’s off to Oxford to do an English degree at Hertford College.
Eve nabbed two A*s and A, and also created her own graphic novel as part of an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
She said: “I’m so pleased, I think the graphic novel was rubbish but they seemed to like it... It’s exciting yes, but I’m currently panicking about not having been sent a reading list yet...
It’s such a weird day, I even got lost on the way in today...”
Meanwhile, John Murray was pleased he’s met his university offer - he’s going to Sussex to study film - but also just pleased he didn’t have to call his dad with bad news.
He said: “I’m really pleased, I get to go to where I wanted for uni, and well, a B in English is not something to be sniffed at.”