Sixth Form News

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


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!

Year 12 students, AJ, Alex, Bethany, Lorna, Saoirse, and Rob, took part in a Public Speaking Workshop on Thursday 20th January in preparation for the Final of the Merchant Taylors' Business Competition taking place in London on Tuesday 1st February.

The students were expertly tutored by Jenny Stewart-Cosgrove, who gave them a variety of tips to improve their presentation skills. The students had a enjoyable day and feel more confident going into the Final.

- Ms McGowan, Teacher of Business


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

Year 12 and Year 13 artists kindly gave up their time to paint a mural for the Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary last week. The charity, based in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, had a big event planned last weekend, so our intrepid artists were definitely racing against the clock. They more than completed the task with flair and aplomb and hours to spare!

Students painting the mural. Filling in the donkeys.

The finished mural. An art critic checks out the finished piece.