It has been another year of celebration for Wellington College’s Upper Sixth, who have achieved a brilliant set of A Level and IB results, some of the best in the College’s history.
Over a quarter of grades awarded were A* (A Level) or 7 (IB), over two thirds of the cohort achieved A*-A/7-6 and over 90% achieved A*-B/7-5.
The Master, Julian Thomas, commented, ‘We are extremely proud of our 2018 leavers; they are talented individuals who, together, have achieved a superb set of results. A bright future awaits but, as they leave Wellington, I hope our students will remember this: while it is pleasing to have excellent examination grades, their future will not be defined by them. I hope that our leavers will take with them interests that will stay with them for life, friendships that will last, and resilience that will allow them to be happy and successful, whatever paths they decide to follow.’
As well as achieving outstanding academic results, this year’s cohort has included some of our strongest musicians, dancers, actors and artists, not to mention student journalists, members of our WTV and DukeBox crews, as well as two international cricketers.
These results now see this group of Old Wellingtonians move off in all directions around the globe as they embark upon their university careers. Destinations in the UK include UCL (11), Imperial (6), LSE (5), Cambridge (6) and Oxford (14), as well as overseas institutions such as Dartmouth, the University of South Carolina, the University of Pennsylvania, Northeastern and the University of Chicago in the US, and also Bocconi University and the University of Lausanne in Europe.
Well done and good luck to all our leavers.