A Level results 2019
Almost three-quarters of Westminster City’s current Year 13 will go to university this autumn, as students collected their A level results today.
With over 50 confirmed offers, a record for the school, including eight at Russell Group universities, there was much to celebrate amongst our Year 13 cohort, tinged with sadness that their time at Westminster City had come to an end. Arif, who will now study BSc Accounting and Finance at LSE, explained: “I’ve worked hard and this shows in my A level grades today. Yet I’ve been at Westminster City for seven years, so I will certainly miss the school. Westminster City has been like a second home for me.”
Head of Sixth Form, Ms Katie Dennis, said: “I’m pleased to see that many of our students will be studying the course that they have chosen, and that inspires them, at university this year.”
Her words were echoed by two current Year 13 students, Lea and Dion. Lea, who will read Law at the University of Aberdeen, said: “I’m excited to be going to Scotland to study law. It is such an interesting subject that will open the door to many future careers.” Dion, who will read medicine at Imperial College London, added: “I wanted to study medicine as I want to be able to help people. Medicine is such a fascinating subject and I am particularly looking forward to making use of exciting new technology as part of my future studies and career.”
Mr Peter Broughton, Headteacher, said: “Congratulations to our Year 13 on their A level results. As national trends show a dip in top marks, we are proud so many of our students have achieved the grades required to study their chosen subject at university. This reflects the hard work by our staff in encouraging sixth formers to think about their future career plans and understand the importance of higher education.”
Ms Katie Dennis, explained: “Westminster City School’s unique central London location ensures students see the workplace in action around them on a daily basis. However, to get our sixth formers thinking about university options, our students also attend a UCAS fair and workshops on completing university applications, plus a number of different talks with university representatives. In addition, each sixth former has a one-to-one meeting with a member of Westminster City teaching staff, where they can freely discuss their future options and receive guided support in planning further study.”
Mr Peter Broughton added: “Our 2019 A level results show our pass rate is in line with the national average, and there were many outstanding individual performances. We wish our current Year 13 all the best in their future endeavours!”