Sixth Form News

ks5 results 2023We are tremendously proud this morning of all of our Year 13 students as they receive the results for their A Level and BTEC courses. The results are excellent and a tribute to their hard work, talent and ambition.This is a group of young people who did not sit GCSE examinations due to the pandemic and are now experiencing a “reset” of grade boundaries to pre-pandemic levels and the way in which they have coped and performed in this context has been hugely impressive.

Destinations are wide and varied and almost all students have managed to secure a place at their institution of choice including at universities such as Oxford and Cambridge and a fascinating mix of competitive courses atuniversities across the country and abroad.

Our students are going on to study courses ranging from Medicine, Mathematics and Veterinary Science through History, Geography and German to Computer Science, Chemistry and Natural Sciences, Marine Biology and Economics, Aerospace Engineering and Product Designand many morecourses in sport and nutrition, business, marketing, media and the creative arts are strong threads which run through many of the destinations.  In addition, students are going on to foundation courses, competitive higher level apprenticeships and excellent opportunities in work-based training.

In summary, for the students in Year 13 this year:

• 8% of all entries gained A* grades 

• 31% of all entries gained A*-A grades 

• 59% of all entries gained A*-B grades 

• 86% of all entries gained A*-C grades 

• 100% of all entries gained A*-E grades

A huge thankyou must also go to the staff at Wallingford School who have supported these young people over the past two years and also to their families who have shared their journey for every step of the way.

Congratulations to each and every young person who has received their results today and we wish them well for theirundoubtedly very bright and promising futures.

Last year our A Level Product Design students were asked to design a new gateway to lead from the new housing estate in Warborough to St Laurence Primary School. The group of six based their ideas on the winning designs from the primary school students (you can see one of the many models created during the design process in the photos below) and collaborated with a team to get the end result.

Yesterday Mr Holden and Miss Walker took the Year 13s to see the finished gate and the students were very impressed with the outcome. We were told that there have been many lovely comments about how great it looks.

Local projects within the community are a fantastic way to introduce design students to real life design processes and get them interacting with end users and stakeholders.

students behind the new gate
one of the concept models
admiring the new gate

Husting

We want to say a big well done to the 11 candidates who put themselves forward to be part of next year’s Student Leadership Group!

Last Friday, all 11 students delivered enjoyable, engaging and thoughtful speeches on the topic of what they would like to change and prioritise in the school community.

We look forward to revealing the new Student Leadership Group in the coming days!

Boys congratulate each other on their resultsWe are tremendously proud this morning of all of our Year 13 students as they receive the results for their A Level and BTEC courses. The results are excellent and a tribute to their hard work, talent and ambition.

Destinations are wide and varied and almost all students have managed to secure a place at their first choice institution including Russell Group universities from Edinburgh to Exeter and a broad mix of competitive courses at a really good range of universities.

Our students are going on to study courses ranging from Medicine, Mathematics and Veterinary Science through History, Geography and German to Computer Science and Natural Sciences, English Literature and Economics, Aerospace Engineering and Anthropology and many more; courses in design, sport and nutrition, business and the creative arts are strong threads which run through many of the destinations.  In addition, students are going on to foundation courses, competitive higher level apprenticeships and excellent opportunities in work-based training.

In summary, for the 141 students in Year 13 this year:

 • 15% of all entries gained A* grades

• 43% of all entries gained A*-A grades

• 73% of all entries gained A*-B grades

• 90% of all entries gained A*-C grades

• 100% of all entries gained A*-E grades

A huge thankyou must also go to the staff at Wallingford School who have supported these young people through two years which have not always been straightforward and also to their families who have shared this sometimes uncertain journey and been there with them for every step of the way.

Congratulations to each and every young person who has received their results today and we wish them well for their undoubtedly very bright and promising futures.

John Marston, Headteacher

Wallingford School

handing out the resultshanding out the results


Product Design student Oscar, Year 12, attended Merchant Taylors' Hall yesterday, where he presented his 'Bus Shelter' project in the Merchant Taylors' Design Competition. The Senior Category had 10 finalists and Oscar was 'Highly Commended' by the judges for his design - congratulations Oscar!

Oscar by his display standThe awards ceremonySample designsThe exhibition hall