There was cause for celebration at Worth with an excellent set of A Level results for our students this summer, including seven who achieved straight A* results.
We recently featured four of those students. Now we hear from the other three to find out about their success, how Worth helped them, their time at the School and their plans for the future.
Well done to all on your results, this was an outstanding achievement.
Which subjects did you take and what were your results? I took History, French and Spanish and achieved an A* grade in each one.
How did you feel when you got your results? I felt relieved and proud. I was really passionate about the subjects that I took and put in a lot of hard work, so it was great to see it all pay off. After the initial relief, I felt a sense of pride in my efforts, which allowed me to obtain these results.
How did Worth help you achieve those results? The teachers that I had were undeniably a huge part of these grades. I remember since the start of Year 12, when final grades were only a distant thought, being encouraged by each of my teachers never to settle for the bare minimum but to strive for the absolute best at all times and throughout the whole duration of the course. My teachers managed to captivate my attention through a personal and varied teaching style which really helped me. The online system during the pandemic was excellent and engaging, providing us with a structured routine, allowing me to further improve, despite the difficulty that we faced as students.
How much have you enjoyed your time at Worth? I have fully enjoyed it from start to finish. Since I came here in Year 7, I have taken advantage of the extensive opportunities, ranging from music to sport, and commitment to my house, Farwell. I have been able to grow and develop through these. I have met many lifelong friends and have countless indelible and amazing memories of my time at Worth.
What are you hoping to do next? I am going to the University of Nottingham this year to study Law with Spanish and Spanish Law. I plan to enter a career as a lawyer and, after my undergraduate degree will decide in which area of Law I would like to specialise. I would also like to use the Spanish element of my degree to travel and potentially practise Law abroad.
Which subjects did you take and what were your results? I took Politics (A*), Economics (A*) and Chemistry (A*).
How did you feel when you got your results? An overriding sense of relief that I had done my absolute best and gained the necessary grades for my first-choice university.
How did Worth help you achieve those results? I struggled for a period with my mental health during Sixth Form and the teachers were extremely understanding and flexible in their approach, allowing me to focus on the learning rather than the results for part of lower sixth. Without this support, achieving these results would have been much harder for me. I’m very grateful for the patience and dedication of my subject teachers.
How much have you enjoyed your time at Worth? I have loved being part of the Worth community and I can truly say that my time at Worth has accounted for my happiest school days. At Worth I was able to follow my passions broadly, in sport (hockey, tennis and squash), academic and creative capacities. I particularly enjoyed being a part of and co-editing the student run magazine, Identity.
What are you hoping to do next? I have a place to study Liberal Arts at Durham university post gap year. I am currently working on a short documentary film and hope to pursue a career in journalism or film making.
Which subjects did you take and what were your results? I took Economics, Geography, Photography and an EPQ. I received A* in each.
How did you feel when you got your results? I felt extremely relieved to receive the grades after working towards them for so long. After such an uncertain two years, it was great to finally feel that my efforts had been recognised.
How did Worth help you achieve those results? I was very fortunate to be taught by a fantastic set of teachers, who went above and beyond, pushing me to improve. The fact that they were able to offer me this support in such a challenging time, is all the more a testament to their efforts.
How much have you enjoyed your time at Worth? Without doubt, some of my best memories have been made at Worth. Despite the pandemic, this last year has been the most enjoyable of my time at Worth, and I’ve been lucky to have a great group of friends to experience this with. Farwell House, my Housemaster Mr Fry, and the wider Worth community have been warm and welcoming throughout my time at Worth.
What are you hoping to do next? I am going travelling around Southern Europe, and on to Central America. Next year I will be reading Management at Bath, and whilst I’m unsure where this will take me, I know it’s something that fascinates me and is the right path to take.