Once again we are celebrating the news that Wycombe Abbey girls have achieved excellent A level results, a fitting reward for their hard work and dedication. 40.9% of all results were graded at A* and 83.9% at A* to A.
“We are delighted with the girls' outstanding results and feel very proud of their success'' says Mrs Rhiannon Wilkinson, Headmistress. She adds ‘'the grades which they have achieved, and their university destinations, are testament to the girls' exceptional commitment and work ethic. I believe the culture of high ambition, intellectual curiosity and determination to do their best are very special characteristics of Wycombe girls. I know the Upper Sixth would wish to join me today in thanking their dedicated teachers, who support them in so many ways both inside and outside the classroom, and their parents for their constant encouragement and support”.
There have been some exceptional results this year with almost 20% of pupils achieving at least 3 A* grades. This is all the more impressive in a climate where it is getting harder to attain top grades and in which the proportion of pupils nationally being awarded A*and A grades has dropped this year.
We wish the girls every success in the next stage of their education. In line with previous years, just under a third of the year group will take up their Oxbridge offers and it looks highly likely that all girls heading to university this year will go on to Russell Group and top US institutions.
Medicine, Engineering, Law and PPE are among the most popular university courses chosen by our leavers alongside traditionally popular subjects such as History and English.
Mrs Rhiannon Wilkinson concludes “Our girls consistently achieve wonderful examination results, but a Wycombe Abbey education is about so much more. Many of our top performers have also been fully committed to the wider life of the School. They have been extremely successful in a variety of areas from top level sport and stunning performances in music, drama and dance. 17 U6 girls were members of the winning squad in this year's UK National Lacrosse Championships. Most importantly, though, our holistic boarding experience develops characterful, happy and kind young women. “