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King Edward's Witley Celebrates The Return To A-Levels With Remarkable Results


Eighteen students from King Edward’s Witley are celebrating their A-level results, published this morning. The pioneering pupils were the first cohort from King Edward’s to take the new A-level curriculum since it was reintroduced alongside the School’s established and highly successful International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, increasing the choice available to King Edward’s 180-strong Sixth Form.

The Headmaster, John Attwater, congratulated the students, commenting: “Their results reward a lot of hard work by staff and students and fully justify the decision to bring back A-levels to complement the IB. I am particularly delighted that their success really reflects the diversity of pupils here and the range of exciting futures in store for them from the Sciences and Maths to the Arts and Business. For instance, Habib Saliani, from Iran, whose 5 A-levels include an A*, three As and a B, has a place to read Pharmacology at Bristol; while among outstanding Art results this year Edmund Gleave, from just down the road in Godalming, has achieved an A in Art to secure his place at Central St Martin’s; and Ayhan Mammadbayli, from Azerbaijan: his A* and 2 As take him to City University to read Finance and Accounting. Those, of course are in addition to Amber Standish’s place at Cambridge, Will Kriehn’s at Sandhurst and so many others.”

Although the eighteen had to wait an extra month for their results compared with their IB counterparts, who learned theirs on 6 July, they complete another successful year for King Edward’s which sees students go on to top universities in the UK, Europe and the US including Cambridge, Durham, The Hague, Vienna, Maastricht and Madrid.

The results also reinforce King Edward’s growing reputation in the local area following its 2015 inspection where the school gained the top grade of excellent in every area.

Published: August 21 2017

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