I would like to congratulate all our students upon receiving their A-Level results today. Despite exceptional and challenging circumstances, each and every one of them has demonstrated a strong resilience and determination to succeed, and the results today are testament to this.
I am very proud of each and every one of them for all they have accomplished over the last 18 months.
I would also like to take the opportunity to recognise our staff who have gone over and beyond to support and prepare our students, adapting all the time to the changing landscape. I would also like to extend my gratitude to our parents for their continued ongoing support. It’s very much appreciated.
Assistant Principal and Head of Sixth Form, Clare Dale, added: “All our young adults have amazing stories to tell, especially given the disruption they have endured throughout the Pandemic. Despite this, our students continue to amaze us. In fact, more students than ever are following a medical path for their chosen profession, with many inspired to do so by the actions of the NHS. This is also no surprise given our students’ willingness to give back to the local community and to keep going no matter what. It’s safe to say that our Year 13s have truly embodied our 6th Form philosophy ‘Expect More, Get More, Be More'.”
The full picture has yet to emerge, but it looks very positive so far, with students securing university choices and other pathways. We wish all our students every success in the next stage of their lives and have every confidence they will go on to do amazing things.
Some examples of our student successes this year include:-
Alongside his studies, Alex Sharman also swims at a regional level and is extremely disciplined in juggling his many responsibilities. He's going on to study Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Birmingham.
Joe Gurr will read Medical Sciences at Exeter University and was spurred on to do so by the heroic work of the NHS during the pandemic. With an interest in Philosophy and Ethics, he's definitely got the moral compass needed to be highly successful in the job. Ewan Browne, Head Boy at the Lavington campus, is also off to read Medicine at Bristol University.
Ella Headlam is off to Exeter to read History with employment experience. Her phenomenal levels of integrity, determination, and resilience got her through the lockdowns and earned her 3 A*s despite how challenging this was for her at times.
And a similar story for Asha who is going to read Economics at UWE.
Congratulations once again to all our students. We couldn’t be more proud of all you have accomplished during your time at Devizes 6th Form.