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Remarkable A Level Results for Westminster City School’s Sixth Form

18 August 2022

Congratulations to Westminster City School’s Sixth Form, class of 2022, on their exceptional and richly deserved A-Level results. 

Around 1/3 of students have secured places at Russell Group universities, and they will complete their studies in subjects ranging from Medicine to Chemical Engineering, and from Physics to Law. A record number of students will start degree courses with other students holding places on competitive and prestigious degree apprenticeships including that run by JP Morgan. Staff at Palace Street are immensely proud of all these students have accomplished throughout their two years in the School’s Sixth Form, during which time they have made a profound impact on so many areas of School life. 

Describing the moment he opened his results, Stephen, who will be studying Law at the University of Oxford said: “An overwhelming feeling of exhilarating joy appeared when I saw that I achieved the grades I worked extremely hard to obtain. Since Year 7 I have progressed from being in the bottom set to the top set through being determined and persevering.   

"It is most people’s dream to attend a prestigious, well-known, high-ranking university such as the University of Oxford. Initially, I did not think I could apply because I thought it simply was not the place for me. I thought I did not fit the ‘ordinary’ profile of an ‘Oxford' student, as a result I was very hesitant to submit my application.

"The support that I received from everyone throughout the process was exceptional. I was supported through a programme called ‘Target Oxbridge’ that helps black African and Caribbean students as well as students of mixed race with black African and Caribbean heritage increase their chances of getting into Oxbridge. 

"I also received a great level of support and encouragement from staff at Westminster City School's Sixth Form. These staff helped me to prepare well and instilled in me a lot of confidence.” 

22% of grades were at either A* or A grade and three quarters of all grades were at A* to C grades. This reflected the national picture where the proportion of top grades fell when compared to 2020 and 2021 where teachers had significant input into the determination of grades. Outcomes were significantly up on results in both 2019 and 2020. 

Gabriel, who is the first in his family to go to university received 3 A*s and will study Economics at the University of Warwick. He is looking forward to the independence that university provides as well as forming good habits and routines. Gabriel added: “It is incredible to know that all the months of challenging work paid off and I am really looking forward to what is ahead. The excellent teaching and support from staff as well as the resources provided at Westminster City School’s Sixth Form played a significant role in helping me to achieve these grades.” 

Commenting on this year’s A Level results success, Headteacher, Mr Peter Broughton said: 

“I am delighted with the achievements of this year’s Year 13. They have had to be resilient throughout their A Level courses on top of being the year group who were unable to sit any formal assessments for their GCSEs.

"Their outcomes and destinations are some of the best that we have had at Westminster City School’s Sixth Form and are true to our mission of being a school which inspires excellence in the heart of London. I wish every student well for the future.” 

Mr Omar Taufik, Associate Assistant Headteacher, Director of Sixth Form said:

“On behalf of the Sixth Form team, we are so proud of the achievements of these tenacious students. They have endured so much disruption over the last two years, but despite these hurdles, all these students are pursuing subjects or apprenticeships which they are passionate about and will set them up for bright futures. They will be truly missed by the staff at Westminster City School.”  

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