Among an excellent set of A Level results for Worth this summer, a number of students were celebrating straight A* and A grades across the board.
The overall percentage of grades being awarded to Worth students at both A*-A and at A*-C increased compared to the last set of regular public examinations in 2019, and we would like to congratulate all of our 2023 A Level cohort.
Within this set of results, there were some outstanding individual success stories. In the first of three articles celebrating these successes, we spoke to some of those students about their results, how Worth helped them, their time at the School and their plans for the future.
It is lovely to hear some of the comments made by these students.
There will be two further such articles shared on this website on Thursday and next Monday – please look out for them.
Which subjects did you take and what were your results? I took Maths, Further Maths, History and Chemistry and received four A* grades for these subjects.
How did you feel when you got your results? As the summer went on, the nerves started setting in so I was very relieved to receive these results because it meant that I would be going to my first-choice university in September.
How did Worth help you achieve those results? The facilities at Worth provided great conditions for revision; the collaborative areas of the Spencer Building allowed me to work with friends while study spaces in House let me work on my own when I needed to. The wealth of workshops run by teachers in the build-up to exams also helped me achieve my results. These let me hone in on particular subjects and gave me an opportunity to work with teachers to fill gaps in my knowledge that I had noticed during my revision.
How much have you enjoyed your time at Worth? I have loved each of my seven years at Worth. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities that Worth has given me in the performing arts, particularly the orchestral performances and musical productions. I also appreciate the opportunities I’ve had in debating and sport and I don’t think I will be forgetting the memories I’ve made any time soon! I would say that the friendships I have made over lunch tables and heated pool games will forever be cherished and it was also a huge privilege to have been Head Boy.
What are you hoping to do next? My next step will be studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Hatfield College, Durham, with the possibility of continuing my studies further afterwards.
Which subjects did you take and what were your results? I took History (A*), English Literature (A) and Politics (A).
How did you feel when you got your results? I certainly felt very relieved after a stressful evening the night before, and I felt grateful that all of my hard work paid off for me to meet my university offer.
How did Worth help you achieve those results? The constant help and feedback from my teachers throughout Years 12 and 13 to help me reach the top grades is something I am immensely grateful for, as I am definitely sure I wouldn’t have been able to do it without them. Furthermore, the support I received outside the classroom in St Anne’s from my Housemistress and Matron is something I am very thankful for.
How much have you enjoyed your time at Worth? I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Worth due to the fond memories I have made with my friends, alongside the vast opportunities given to me, which allowed me to try many different things from debating to football which I wouldn’t have necessarily thought of doing outside of Worth.
What are you hoping to do next? At the end of this September, I am going to study Politics and International Relations at Loughborough University, with the hope of going travelling at the end of my studies and eventually ending up working in the civil services.
Which subjects did you take and what were your results? I took Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Economics and my results were four A*s.
How did you feel when you got your results? I was not only extremely relieved but also felt that all my work had paid off as I got the grades I was hoping for.
How did Worth help you achieve those results? Worth helped in many ways, but the pivotal reason why I managed to achieve these grades was due to the valuable work of my teachers. I was pushed to explore not just the A Level course but the various academic competitions and wider reading outside it. Extra content my teachers provided throughout my time at Worth helped me develop a true passion towards my subjects and I am truly thankful for that.
How much have you enjoyed your time at Worth? I have loved my time at Worth. I started in Year 9 as a boarder and Worth, without a doubt, catered to my needs. Extracurricular activities related to subjects I was dedicated to were challenging but also enjoyable. Outside of study, Worth provided a really relaxing environment in House and relieved stress.
What are you hoping to do next? My next step is to read Chemistry at University College, Oxford, this coming October. In the long run, I am hoping to pursue research in chemistry. As to what I want to specialise in, I am not sure yet, but I am sure I will find the answer in due course.
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