A levels 2017

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There was a lot of hugging in the Hub this morning as students celebrated another year of great A level and Cambridge Pre-U results. The girls achieved a 100% pass rate with an incredible 22% of grades passed at A*.


The results have secured places on incredibly competitive courses such as; Medicine, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, International Business, English, Journalism, History, Fine Art, Fashion Design and Technology and International Relations at the UK’s top universities, including; Cambridge, Durham, Manchester, Leeds, Loughborough, Edinburgh and Exeter. Three students have also secured places to study Art Foundation at the prestigious Camberwell College of Art.


The A* and A grades were achieved across the range of subjects with three departments, Drama, Government & Politics and Religious Studies achieving those grades exclusively.


A quarter of the 51 outgoing Year 13 students achieved 3 or more A* and A grades.


Beatrice Carpenter gained four A*s, in Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry, to secure her place at Cambridge University to read Natural Sciences. Emily James is also Cambridge bound, where she will read History.


Olivia McAnallen, achieved three A*s, in English, Government & Politics and Religious Studies, and will read English at Edinburgh University.


Harriet Reed gained three A*s, in Biology, Chemistry and Maths, and secured her place to read Medicine at Cardiff.


Alice Lupton is also celebrating three A*s, in Drama, Sociology and English Literature, and will head to Leeds University to read English Literature and Theatre Studies.


Katie Saunders, will use her three A*s to take up her place to study Fine Art at the prestigious Camberwell Art College where she will be joined by classmates Anja Huddart and Amelia Ball.


Charlotte Sawyer will take up her place to read journalism at Manchester University after gaining an A* and two As.


Zahra Gray, who joined Walthamstow Hall in Year 12, gained an A* in Economics and A grades in French and History to secure her place at Durham to read International Relations.


Speaking as the students opened their results Mrs Milner, who is retiring in December of this year, said;


‘A level results day is always one of the most anticipated and uplifting in the school calendar. It has been an immense privilege to share it with Walthamstow Hall students, their parents and teachers for the past 14 years, to be with the girls as they discover the results of seven years of endeavour and to watch them sail off into their next exciting chapter. I am always immensely proud of what every student has achieved and today is no exception. These girls have been an absolute joy to have in school, enthusiastic, capable, multi-talented and hardworking. They are fantastic role models for those who follow in their footsteps. We wish the Class of 2017 every success.'