“Besides guiding me to academic success, Worth was an unforgettable experience because of its community.” These are the words on one of a number of our students who achieved a fantastic set of A Level results this summer.
Worth was delighted with the achievement of our class of 2023 A Level students this summer and would like to congratulate them all on their achievements.
In the third of three inspiring articles, we have asked some of our students who received straights A*s and As about their results, 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 Economics (A*), Mathematics (A*), Further Mathematics (A*) and Computer Science (A).
How did you feel when you got your results? When I learned about my results, I felt exulted – my grades meant that I had met my firm university offer. However, it took me a couple more days to realise what had happened – and to start fully enjoying the fruits of the effort I had put into exam preparation.
How did Worth help you achieve those results? My teachers at Worth always made sure to track their students’ academic progress, dedicating their time and attention to each of us. Their personalised approach allowed me to improve my skills such as timing and essay structuring, which led me to achieve top grades in the exams.
How much have you enjoyed your time at Worth? Besides guiding me to academic success, Worth was an unforgettable experience because of its community. Being a boarder allowed me to immerse myself in a diverse, international environment and to build friendships with people whose perspectives often differed from my own. On top of that, I have also loved Worth for its amazing offer of extracurricular opportunities: activities such as the Debating Society, the Philosothon Society and the Fencing Club broadened my range of interests and helped me get to know students outside of my academic classes.
What are you hoping to do next? Beginning in October, I will read Economics at Trinity College, Cambridge. In the future, I plan to pursue a career in academia or the financial industry – and I hope that Cambridge will help me to choose between those two paths.
Which subjects did you take and what were your results? I took Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics and my results are A* in all four subjects.
How did you feel when you got your results? When I received my results, I was relieved to meet my offer. I was also grateful that my hard work had paid off.
How did Worth help you achieve those results? My subject teachers have played a great part by being supportive to me and providing different resources and advice. The calming landscape of Worth provided by nature has also helped me to stay relaxed throughout the exam period.
How much have you enjoyed your time at Worth? I have met a lot of great people from all around of world who made me feel welcomed and I have enjoyed spending time with them at Worth.
What are you hoping to do next? I am going to study Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London.
GABRIEL CAIRNS THOMAS
Which subjects did you take and what were your results? At A Level I took Mathematics (A*), Further Mathematics (A), Chemistry (A) and Physics (A)
How did you feel when you got your results? Results day was a huge relief as during the examination period I fell very Ill for a week which I thought might have affected my results but to see that I still achieved a very good set of results and got into my top university was great.
How did Worth help you achieve those results? Worth was integral in helping me achieve my results as my teachers supported and challenged me to do my best. There was also the help from my tutor and the community in the boarding house that helped me to put in the work outside of lessons as well as focus on the things that were important and to not get distracted or overly stressed.
How much have you enjoyed your time at Worth? Being at Worth over the past five years has been incredibly enjoyable as my time in Rutherford was integral in not just developing my character but also allowed me to have a great time with my friends. Furthermore, activities outside the classroom like playing rugby or being a member of the Debating Society, all helped turn my five years at Worth into an unforgettable experience that I will remember and look back on fondly.
What are you hoping to do next? This September I am looking forward to taking a place at Durham University to study Natural Sciences.
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