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Successful sixth formers

13 August 2020

Congratulations to our Class of 2020 on their fantastic A Level results today. 

With a huge improvement on top grades and all students applying to start university this autumn, there has been much to celebrate, at a social distance, within our Sixth Form.

Headteacher, Mr Broughton, said: “Lockdown has been difficult for everyone, so it has been hugely rewarding to have such good news and see so many smiling faces today. Our results show 28% of our students were awarded A* or A grades, almost half achieved A* to B grades and an impressive 68% were awarded A* to C grades. This is a fantastic outcome following such a challenging time.

“In addition, having all our sixth formers apply to university, including three joining Cambridge or Oxford, and a significant number of others heading to prestigious Russell Group institutions, is brilliant news. Throughout their time at Westminster City School, we encourage our students to reach their full potential and consider further study, and we’re so proud of this cohort. We know that, for these young people, university will increase their knowledge, broaden their horizons, and enable them to gain an internationally recognised qualification that helps future employment.”

At Westminster City School, all sixth formers are supported in their higher education aspirations, with staff providing advice and guidance. Simon, who was awarded AAA and will now start his BSc Biological Sciences at Imperial College London, said: “In Year 12, Westminster City School organised a wonderful placement at Imperial, which allowed me to see the ground-breaking research being undertaken. Through this placement, I gained a first-hand understanding of what life as a researcher would be like.

“I joined Westminster City School in Year 7 and have had an excellent experience here. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome than these results and am looking forward to starting at Imperial College London this autumn.”

Victor, who achieved A*AA and will now read his Masters in Biochemistry at Oxford, added: “I joined Westminster City School in Year 7 and now, all these years later, I’m leaving to study at Oxford. I was so happy when I picked up my results today, and my parents are so pleased and proud with what I have achieved.”

As well as outstanding individual performances, including seven students awarded solely A* and A grades, and 13 awarded A* to B grades, there have been strong performances across subjects. For A Level Mathematics, 11 students achieved A* or A grade, and 15 achieved A* to B grades. For A Level Chemistry, 10 students achieved A* or A grades, and 15 achieved A* to B grades, while 9 students achieved A* to B grades in A Level Biology. In addition, results for A Level Sociology were significantly above national averages, with all students achieving A* to C grades.

As all of our Year 13 plan to start university this autumn, degree choices span traditional subjects in science and law, to more contemporary courses like games programming. For Daisy, who gained AAB and will now study at King’s College London, this is her chance to further examine a subject that she loves. She explained: “Psychology has been my favourite A Level at Westminster City School and I am really looking forward to studying it as an undergraduate.”

Ms Dennis, Head of Sixth Form, said: “I am so thrilled with the progress that our students have made throughout their time in our Sixth Form. They have really demonstrated their vast array of strengths across A Levels in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. They have worked so hard and grown into a fantastic cohort of delightful young men and women.” 

All at Westminster City School wish our sixth formers well, as they continue their academic journey at universities across London and the UK.

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