With such a wide diversity of talents in this year’s Upper Sixth it is only right that we focus on some of the individuals who have made this year group so special.
Westfield has always been known for its fantastic creative arts and this year’s cohort are no exceptions. One such talent is Sarah Hall who took Art, Graphics and Textiles at A-level. She achieved a wonderful set of results with two A* and an A. Sarah is planning to follow a career in the arts and said ‘I really didn’t expect to achieve these grades at all! I am so happy, I just can’t wait to celebrate with my friends this afternoon, but yes they are way beyond expectation. My mum is just staggered and stunned!’
Sarah joined Westfield in the middle of Y9 after having a difficult time at her previous school and through her sheer hard work and support from the staff her school journey has culminated in these amazing results.
Charly Curry-Brown is another exceptional talent, she loves her traditional clog dancing and music and is going to Newcastle University to study Folk and Traditional Music. She is multi-talented however and also scored highly in her German A-level and achieved an A* in Philosophy and Ethics.
Charly said ‘I am so happy with my results, I really wasn’t expecting an A* in Philosophy and Ethics and I can’t wait to start at Newcastle University’
Talented cyclist Miriam Jessett had to spread taking her A-levels over two years due to her other commitments. This year she took an AS in Physics and achieved A* in Art to add to her A* and B from last year. Miriam is going to study Product Design in Leicester while continuing to pursue her dream of becoming a professional cyclist. She is on her way to Belgium for a cycling trip right now but she says ‘I am so happy with my results, especially my A* in Art.’
With more than 56% of our Upper Sixth holding unconditional offers for University places before the summer there was an inevitable reflection of this in the final results but overall still more than a quarter of our results were at A or A* level with just over one fifth of the girls achieving ABB or better in their subjects.
Headmaster, Mr Neil Walker said ‘We are proud of all the girls and their achievements, many have come through against the odds and their achievements and destinations reflect this. I’m so proud of all the girls and pleased to see them following their interests in a wide range of further studies from Graphic Design to Civil Engineering and Film Production to Computer Science. It is wonderful to see the diversity in the skills and talents that the girls have and I look forward to hearing of their successes in the future as they take on their new challenges outside Westfield.’