A Level Results2023
Estelle Benson | 17 August 2023
Today’s results for the pupils of Lord Wandsworth College are a statement that even with the challenges in the UK education sector presently, the outstanding relationship between them and their teachers and a commitment to innovation and redesigning learning has seen them flourish. There were many excellent stories, with over 32 % of results being grades A*-A, nearly 63% A*-B and a pass rate of 100%. The year group further achieved over 80% of A* and A grades in their Extended Project Qualification as they took and applied their subject knowledge to university degree level.
The past few years have seen the quality of Teaching and Learning transform at LWC, and this year it was the turn of departments such as Maths, Art, History, English and Politics to shine a light on the ways in which the school is reimagining education. The sport has been incredibly strong too, with county titles and national finals in hockey, cricket, rugby, athletics, equestrianism and marathon canoeing, to name but a few.
These achievements are within the context of record investment in pupils, staff and facilities, notably with a stunning new state-of-the-art Sixth Form Centre and café, which opens in August, a transformed netball and tennis centre, a beautiful new Year 7&8 social hub, refurbished and expanded library, new teaching facilities, a commitment to green energy with solar panels and a totally refurbished theatre from the year before meaning the Performing Arts are flourishing. Record demand for places and pupil numbers remain, and positive wellbeing and mental health are at the heart of our community, recognised by national awards in the past few years.
On an individual level, huge congratulations, in particular, go to Nick Watt, who achieved 4A*s, as well as James Jones, Joe Gregory, Oliver Parker, Felix Auld, Megan Sawers, Max Johnstone, Harriet Gibson, Isobel Rafferty, Ella Winn and Sadie Kitto, who scored a raft of A*s and A grades. Harriet Gibson has won her place at Cambridge to read English.
“It is wonderful to see our pupils flourishing in subjects which require collaboration and innovation, and having the courage to learn in the margins, not simply what is on the syllabus. As the national exam landscape seems to narrow ever further, our pupils continue to keep their choices broad, interconnected and curious – essential 21stCentury skills to embrace. They continue to be supported by inspirational teachers too, who constantly strive for new and innovative ways to deliver the joy of their subjects.”
—Headmaster, Adam Williams
This school is thriving, thanks to the culture set by pupils and staff alike.