Among an excellent set of A Level results for our students this summer, a number of them achieved straight A* results.
We would like to congratulate all students on their achievements. We spoke to four students about their success, how Worth helped them, their time at the School and their plans for the future.
Which subjects did you take and what were your results? I took History, Religious Studies and Politics, and received A*s in each subject.
How did you feel when you got your results? I felt very shocked, and relieved. I wasn’t really expecting A*s and I was glad that my hard work had really paid off, and that I could finally fully relax after two years of A Levels.
How did Worth help you achieve those results? Worth helped me to achieve these results through the amazing online teaching that was continued throughout both lockdowns and the consistent support I received from all members of staff. Despite it being a huge challenge to continue studies through such a difficult time, the teachers really worked hard to make sure we were all still achieving what we should be.
How much have you enjoyed your time at Worth? I have enjoyed my time at Worth a great deal, making many amazing friends and good memories. Worth provides the opportunity to be the best people we can be, whilst making it a fun experience, and I will always be grateful for this.
What are you hoping to do next? Next I am taking a gap year to volunteer with animals in Spain and Portugal. After this, I am going to attend UCL to study History with a year abroad, hopefully paving the way to becoming a barrister for family law.
Which subjects did you take and what were your results? I took Biology, Chemistry and Physics at A Level and my results were three A*.
How did you feel when you got your results? I was both extremely relieved and elated when I received my results and I felt that all my work had been recognised.
How did Worth help you achieve those results? Worth helped me to achieve those results because of all my fantastic teachers who kept pushing me, not just at A Level but also throughout my time at Worth. The constant tests, preps and reports helped me to consolidate, test and track my learning, helping me to stay on top of my A Levels. I also had lots of help from other teachers who helped me with all the various stages of my university application.
How much have you enjoyed your time at Worth? I have loved my time at Worth, I joined in Year 7 and throughout the years I have enjoyed all the extracurricular activities, especially DofE and volunteering. I loved being a part of Farwell House and Farwell is where I made some of my fondest memories of Worth. I feel extremely grateful and fortunate to have been part of such a special community.
What are you hoping to do next? Next year I’m going to study Medicine at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge and following that I would like to become a Doctor. I’m unsure of what I would like to specialise in but at the moment I’m aiming to become either an intensivist (a critical care physician) or a surgeon.
Which subjects did you take and what were your results? I took English Literature, French and Spanish and my results were an A* in all three. I also decided to do the additional EPQ, in which I also got an A*.
How did you feel when you got your results? I remember shaking a lot before opening the results and crying in the kitchen afterwards because of the sheer relief! Everything happened so fast like a blur, but I definitely felt surprised and over the moon that it turned out better than expected.
How did Worth help you achieve those results? Without a doubt, my mind turns immediately to my subject teachers and the incredible support they gave me, even throughout lockdown. But more than this, I was able to work comfortably and aim high because of the home that Worth built around me.
How much have you enjoyed your time at Worth? Simply, I would not be the person I am today without Worth. The perfect blend between academic and extracurricular, paired with my boarding experience makes it very hard to say that such a unique experience can be unenjoyable.
What are you hoping to do next? I am very pleased to be able to read English Literature at the University of Bristol this coming September; this has been my dream for as long as I can remember! I have no idea what the future holds beyond that, but thanks to Worth I feel as though there are many amazing opportunities to come.
Which subjects did you take and what were your results? I took Economics (A*), Chemistry (A*), Maths (A*) and Further Maths (A*)
How did you feel when you got your results? My initial feeling was relief that I had achieved the grades I was hoping for. Once this had sunk in, I felt very satisfied with my results and pleased with myself for working hard enough over the two years to achieve them.
How did Worth help you achieve those results? Worth helped in many ways, but what stood out most was how much everyone was willing to help me out. The teachers would always give comprehensive answers to any questions I had, whether or not they related to a topic on the syllabus. I also had quite a few timetabling issues because I signed up to Further Maths late, but the Further Maths teachers were so supportive and often gave me 1-to-1 lessons both to help me catch up with lessons I missed and also to help me with certain modules that only I had picked. I am hugely grateful to them for their help.
How much have you enjoyed your time at Worth? I’ve absolutely loved it. The opportunity to play so much sport and engage in so many extracurricular roles around my work, which itself was a lot of fun as well, is not easy to come by. Only at Worth would I have been able to have share this opportunity with such amazing people.
What are you hoping to do next? My plan is to go to Warwick to study Economics. I aim to do well enough to get on to a good Masters programme and from there progress to a PhD. In the long term, I am attracted by jobs where I can both carry out my own research into and advise on economic problems, whether that be in academia, somewhere like a think tank, or in the public sector.
We wish all of our 2021 leavers the very best for the future.