A great results day for William Morris students!
We’ve been so happy to see so many of our students as they collected their results today and we are very proud of their achievements. We are especially happy that so many of them achieved their first-choice university places given the national drop in top grades this year. We have students accepting university places all over the UK and we even have a student who has accepted a place to study in Norway! We are especially proud of our Business Studies students with their incredibly strong performance this year: A Level saw a 100% pass rate as well as 80% High grades. In BTEC we had 42% of students achieving the highest grades of Distinction/Distinction to Distinction*/Distinction* and 71% achieving a Distinction/Merit or above.
Overall WMSF students achieved beyond expectations in a year when achieving solid grades has been harder. 16 of our subjects had a 100% pass rate, with 100% of the students in 4 subjects – Arabic, Business Studies, Media Studies and Film Studies obtaining only the higher grades of A* – C.
Despite the national trend of depressing grades to the 2019 level, we have seen an increase in high grades A* – C in a number of subjects: Arabic up by 50%, Business Studies up by 21%, Chemistry by 12%, Religious Studies by 10%, Media Studies by 7%, Sociology by 6% and Psychology up by 3%.
Applied Science performed brilliantly with a 100% pass rate and 46% of students achieving Distinction/Distinction to Distinction*/Distinction* and 69% achieving Distinction/Merit or above.
Sociology A Level achieved 79% high grades, 33.3% A* – B and a 100% pass rate.
Individual student success stories include:
Fred Leney who achieved a Distinction*/Distinction in Business and an A in Fine Art. Fred is going to do an Art Foundation course with a view to going into Fashion Design. Sumaya Dehairi who achieved a Distinction* in BTEC Media and Distinction/Distinction in Art & Design. Anfal Boularas who achieved a Distinction/Distinction in Applied Science, an A in Arabic an a B in Fine Art. Agueda Coutinho who achieved an A* in Sociology, an A in History and a B in Geography. Chimdi Nworu who achieved a Distinction/Distinction in Business and a Distinction in ICT. Congratulations to Serena Eisa who has a place at Queen Mary University to do Chemical Sciences, a big well done also to Zehna Aryan who has a place at Kings College for Psychology and Manuel Martello who has secured a place at UCL to study Information Management for Business. Overall 130+ WMSF students gained places at their first choice of university and we are very proud of them.
Louis Vowden is overjoyed upon receiving his AA*A in English Language & Literature, French and Media Studies respectively. He is planning a gap year, and is thankful to all his teachers, who he says were ‘extremely supportive and helpful…showing genuine care, and providing individual help to students.”
Jakub Kaflowski is similarly ecstatic with his A*AB in Physics, Maths and Chemistry. His proudest moment at WMSF was winning the Gold Certificate for the UKMT Maths Challenge. He was introduced to fibonacci sequences during a Maths enrichment class, which inspired him to try even harder in his Maths studies. He is going on to do Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol. He advises new students to “remember to enjoy the journey!”
Kesha Crosbie is another success story, achieving D*D* in BTEC Health & Social Care, and A in Criminology. She plans to study Mental Health Nursing at King’s College London. She expresses appreciation for the “independence that William Morris Sixth Form gives its students”, and advises new students to “stay on top of your work, and focus on achieving the grades you want.”
Chad Pierre achieved D*D in BTEC Business and a Pass grade in CTEC IT. He plans to do a Business apprenticeship, and aspires to be a football agent in the future. He is particularly proud of getting a D* after three long [Covid] years. He advises new students to “make lots of friends, have fun, work hard!”
Areesha Siddiqui achieved DD in BTEC Health & Social Care and C in Criminology. Whilst studying hard, she also found time to get fully involved in WMSF life and activities, being an active Students’ Union member. She is heading off to Westminster University to study Psychology with Counselling, and wants to work in the mental health sector in the future.