A Celebration of Firsts

The Wellington Academy students continue to go from strength to strength with a year of firsts being achieved. We have seen the number of A*- As increase by 133%, whilst achieving a 100% pass rate in 13 A level subjects. We have achieved our highest number of students accepting places at Russell group Universities in one cohort, with Exeter being a particularly popular destination this year with four students accepting places.

As well as being extremely proud of another great year of University destinations (including one in Madrid) we are excited by the increasing number of apprenticeship destinations with courses commencing in areas such as Finance, Sport Coaching and Veterinary Nursing to name just a few. As well as a year of firsts the Academy has also built on strengths in a number of areas. We have had two students accepted to read Medicine; Millie Richards at Southampton and Jack Walker at Exeter, Charlotte Tilsley has been accepted onto a Chiropractic course at AECC and Joel Mutagayika and Nana Acheampong have been accepted to read Pharmacy. Head Girl Abigail Emm has also accepted a Veterinary Nursing apprenticeship, becoming our first student to move into this area. Brian Evans becomes our first student to read Computer Science. Joint Head Girl Nicola Mitchell-Ansell has also performed extremely well achieving Distinction, Distinction, Merit and will now go on to read Sport and Exercise Science at Plymouth Marjon.

Huge congratulations to all of our students who have worked amazingly hard for two years with many students achieving extremely well, especially when compared to target grades. Lewis Shakespeare leads the way with a fantastic A*,A,A; Millie Richards and Jack Walker achieved A,A,B in A levels; Alice Vearncombe- Distinction, Distinction, Distinction; Amber Cromie Distinction, Distinction, Merit in Btecs deserve special mention.

Six of our students were successful in completing their Talent Tap work experience placements in the summer and now head off to University with an even clearer focus on where they want their degree to take them. With some of the country’s leading companies linked to the programme the students hope to follow in the footsteps of past Alumni and gain employment in these institutions following their degree.

Congratulations to all our students and a big thank you to all their teachers; we wish them well with all their future career paths.