A-Level students from The Royal School Wolverhampton have distinguished themselves once again in the most rigorous and facilitating subjects.
A most welcome 19% of A Level grades attained are at A*/A with particularly excellent results in our STEM subjects. 80% of our students in chemistry attained A*- B while 57% in Maths attained A*-B of which 29% are at A*/A. In Psychology, 50% attain A*/A and an amazing 100% achieved A*/A in modern foreign languages. As a non-selective school, we are very proud of these results.
Worth mentioning are some of our star students who will be heading off to their first choice universities. Head Boy Bartosz Szyszka will be studying medicine at Imperial College thanks to his three A*s in biology, chemistry, and Polish, one A in maths, and an A in AS Physics. Head of Academics Prefect Kamil Pufal attained three A*s in biology, chemistry, and Polish and an A each in German, maths, and physics. Kamil will be studying medicine at the University of Birmingham. Elite swimmer and Junior European Champion gold medallist Tom Derbyshire not only concentrated on his sporting performances, he also achieved a very impressive set of A Level results with an A* in biology, an A in psychology, and a B in chemistry. Talented pianist Tai Kan achieved two A*s in further maths and maths, an A in physics, a B in Chinese and a C in Economics. He will be pursuing computer science at the University of Warwick.
Our two top performing girls were Linh Pham with four A Levels – two A*s in further maths and maths, a B in physics, and a C in Economics; and Sandy Boparan with two A grades in biology and psychology, and a B grade in chemistry. Linh plans to study business management and Sandy will be heading to the University of Birmingham to study Pharmacy.
In these times of high competition for the best university places, it is pleasing to note the great success The Royal students have in securing their first choice places. Even more impressive, however, is the fact that that their achievements are in the most rigorous academic subjects that the universities demand.
“This is excellent news, particularly at the highest end. We are extremely proud of our students, who have together achieved great results and leave us as truly well-rounded individuals. At The Royal our focus continues to be on the development of the whole person demonstrated by the academic success of our Elite Swimmers. The Royal helps young people exceed their aspirations, preparing them to take on leadership roles and succeed in a competitive global world,” said Principal Mr Mark Heywood.
The final week of term will be a celebration of well-being through a host of character development activities. The week begins with the senior school sports day on Tuesday, 9 July.
On Wednesday, 10 and Thursday, 11 July, students will take part in a variety of house competitions and activities that will give them an opportunity to enhance a variety of skills such as leadership, teamwork, problem solving, creativeness and resilience through enterprise, drama and STEM activities to name but a few. During these days, students will also be off site taking part in a number of different activities that encompass our school values such as supporting community projects in the surrounding area and taking to the outdoors for some outdoor and adventurous activities. The school year is brought to a close on Friday, 12 July, with our final house competition. Students will need to use all their skills they have been developing throughout the year and during the week for this end of year extravaganza. We can’t tell you too much about the day as it will spoil the surprise!