Walworth Academy announces A Level results

Thursday 16 August 2012

Walworth Academy Sixth Form is celebrating its first A Level results:

  • 71.4% of students achieved grades of A* - C at A Level.
  • 62.3% of students gained grades of A* - C at AS Level.
  • 60.4% of students are progressing to university, including Russell Group places at Oxford, UCL, Southampton and Queen Mary, University of London.

Those on BTEC courses achieved a 100% pass rate including merits and distinctions.

Jeremy Ogunleye is the first black state school student in the past five years to be offered an unconditional place at Merton College, Oxford.

In addition Walworth Academy has secured £75k worth of scholarships for its highest achieving students and two fully funded places at the New University of the Humanities, set up and run by Professor AC Grayling, previously of Oxford University.

Those not progressing on to university have secured apprenticeships, full time employment or further training.

Diana Simpson, Head of Sixth Form, said:

“Students at Walworth have had the opportunity to study in an environment conducive not just to gaining a good education but an understanding of the skills needed to live a purposeful life, taking their rightful place in society.”

Devon Hanson, Executive Principal, said:

“This is an outstanding achievement for our first cohort of sixth form students – I am immensely proud of our young people and staff who have supported them so diligently.  We must not forget the parents who have also supported their children through this journey. I am now looking forward to further and greater success in the future.”