18 August 2022
Huge congratulations to Woldingham’s Upper Sixth leavers who are about to take up places at leading universities in the UK and overseas after receiving outstanding A Level results today. Eight individual students achieved a full set of A*s across their chosen A Levels.
‘The whole school community is so proud of all our Upper Sixth who have achieved excellent results in their A Levels. I am particularly delighted, given the national debate about the take up of language study and proficiency in modern languages, that every single one of our students who took French and Spanish A Level achieved an A*, which is an outstanding achievement. We are thrilled to see so many of our Woldingham students securing places at excellent universities and choosing a wide range of courses from English and modern languages to marine biology and psychology. They depart with our blessing and best wishes as they start the next chapter of their lives, leaving as confident, compassionate and courageous young women ready to have a positive impact on the world,’ said Dr James Whitehead, Woldingham Head.
Sophie, who has been at Woldingham since Year 7 and was Deputy Head Girl last year, has a place at St John’s College, Cambridge to study English. She will be joined at Cambridge by 2021 Upper Sixth leaver Annabelle, who starts at Magdalene College this September reading Human, Social and Political Sciences. Sasha has a place at St Peter’s College at Oxford University where she will study Spanish and French. Other popular UK universities for Woldingham students include Durham, Bristol, Exeter, UCL, Edinburgh and St Andrews.
A number of students are heading overseas to universities including Parsons School of Design in New York, NYU, Pomona in California, University of Toronto and Trinity College Dublin.
‘Like other students across the country in this year group, Covid-19 prevented our Upper Sixth sitting GCSE exams in 2020 so for most of them this is their first experience of taking public exams. Well done to all our Upper Sixth students for their hard work and resilience, as well as for their contribution to the Woldingham community and society more widely, raising significant funds for a range of charities and supporting external organisations. I would also like to thank my colleagues across the school for enabling our students to achieve so much both inside and outside of the classroom,’ added Dr Whitehead.