Exams may be getting tougher and tougher but students have more than risen to the challenge, said the principal of William Morris Sixth Form.
“We have had some really fantastic results and overall they’ve really held up since last year,” said Matthew Coulbeck. “Students have done really well.
“I’m proud of the students and proud of the teachers, I think A-levels and BTECs get harder every year.”
He said students had thrived in other ways too during their time at the school in St Dunstan’s Road, Hammersmith.
“It’s not just about the academic side,” said Mr Coulbeck. “We support students with counselling, mentoring, careers advice, it’s a whole team approach.”
'A huge weight off my shoulders'
Jabril Abdinur, 18, got As in maths and chemistry, and a C in physics.
“I’m really relieved. It feels like a huge weight lifted off my shoulders,” he said. “It means I can study mechanical engineering at Queen Mary University. Then I’ll see where that takes me.”
Milad Abdelhay, 18, is on his way to becoming lawyer, partly thanks to encouragement by staff at William Morris. He’s been accepted at Kings College London, helped by work experience at a number of law firms.
“It’s always been something I’m interested in, and my teachers helped me find the work experience I needed. It made me want to do it even more.”
He got As in sociology and government and politics, and a B in history.
Set-up for a bright future
Benjamin James is going to Brunel University to study computer science after getting B grades in economics and ICT media studies, and an A* in his extended project qualification.
“Studying here has really set me up for that,” he said.
“Computers are so important nowadays and learning about them is something I enjoy.”
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