YEAR 13 students at Helsby High School had plenty to smile about as they collected their A-Level and Vocational Qualification results.
Despite the challenges they have faced over the past 18 months, they consistently faced up to them with determination and resilience and were rewarded with very well-deserved success when they opened their envelopes to discover their results.
A large number of students achieved A or A*, or equivalent grades, in all their subjects.
Among these were three students who achieved the top A* grade in four different A-Level courses: – Emilia Lewis, Katie Stirling and Bronwen Hyde, with Bronwen now looking forward to studying Law at Oxford University next month.
Headteacher Martin Hill said: “Throughout all the changing challenges of the pandemic, including school closures, remote learning and examination cancellations, one thing that has been constant has been the calm and mature way in which this special group of young people have responded at every stage.
“They have been an example to all and hence it has been so special to see all their hard work rewarded. They have completed all of their courses, thoroughly deserve their results and are in a very strong position to move on from our Sixth Form. We wish them all the very best for the future as they do so.”
Director of Sixth Form, Ian Duffell said: “Nobody could pretend the students have had the full Sixth Form experience over the last year or so, but as a group they have supported each other at every stage and should be very proud of all their achievements. We are certainly very proud of them and I know that all their teachers would want to join me in wishing them the very best for the future.”
In recent years the Helsby Sixth Form has consistently been one of the highest-performing in the area and this high level of performance has continued in 2021. Students achieved impressively across the full range of more than 30 A-Level and Vocational Qualification courses on offer, with a large number of students achieving A or A* (or equivalent grades) in all of their subjects.