Wycliffe’s outstanding A-level and BTEC results have seen their Year 13 pupils secure places at an extraordinarily varied range of university destinations, writes Marianne Sweet.
As well as those heading for three universities – Oxford, Harvard, Berkeley – listed in the world’s top seven (Times Higher Education, 2021), Wycliffe’s newest crop of alumni will be taking their places at a wide range of institutions including Russell Group ‘standards’ such as Bristol, Exeter, and Durham, plus courses as far afield as Germany, Switzerland and Canada.
Others have secured places on world-leading courses at ‘newer’ Universities such as Film at Bournemouth, Graphic Design at Falmouth, and Comic and Concept Art at Leeds Arts. And Creative Arts such as these are balanced with multiple types of Engineering (Automotive, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical), alongside Marine Biology, Environmental Science, and Architecture.
The breadth and variety of the curriculum at Wycliffe College is epitomised by the ‘next steps’ for their eight Senior Prefects, secured as a result of today’s results.
Charlie Jones will study International Relations at Durham, Maddy Palmer will read Biochemistry at St. Anne’s Oxford and Rachel Hatherell will undertake a Geography degree at Loughborough.
Charlene Yeh (from Taiwan) is to study Computer Science at Cardiff, Tate Harms is off to the USA to take up a Liberal Arts place at Harvard, Aeden Cooper (from Canada) will read Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology at Plymouth and Brendan Ind will pursue an Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering course at Bath. Not in the photo is Chi-Chi Ndubuisi (from Nigeria) who will study Marketing at Southampton.
Nick Gregory, Headmaster of Wycliffe College in Stonehouse, commented: “With getting on for three-quarters of all A Levels graded at A*, A or B (plus some outstanding results across our three BTECs in Sport, Digital Media, and Business), this year’s Year 13 leavers at Wycliffe College have an enormous amount of which to be proud.”