School News August 16, 2019

Wycombe Abbey pupils are celebrating their A Level results, with the school maintaining a high pass rate of 96% in our traditional subjects. With over a quarter of all entries gaining the highest A* and A grades in these subjects. 

James Waddington, Head of Sixth Form said, “Results day is always an exciting day. I am delighted for our pupils who have received the rewards for working hard and for having a dedicated approach across a broad range of subjects, as the examination board Edexcel noted when we received their award in 2018.” 

C. Guo, who was a school prefect, was celebrating his 4  A*s and 1 A grade as well as an A* grade in the EPQ. As part of his EPQ the school coordinated his working at Changzhou University where he synthesized Ibuprofen as part of his project. He was also successfully involved in the World Scholar’s Cup Tournament of Champions, held at Yale University. He will go on to study Chemistry at Imperial College London next year.

G. Huster embraced our Saturday academic enrichment program attending all trips and tours available to him. This included attending and leading the Scuba Diving Society Trips in 2018/19. He twice attended the World Scholar’s Cup Tournament of Champions, winning a high number of medals for his contributions. His 3 A*s and 2 As mean that he will be reading Natural Sciences at the world-renowned University of Cambridge. He said “I am feeling great. All the hard work has paid off. I’ve been working towards these target grades for two years and it feels fantastic to achieve them. Every time I had a problem, teachers would always give their time to support me which is something I am incredibly grateful for.”

J. Zhang part of the Prefect team at Wycombe Abbey, was congratulated on receiving his three A*s. “I am delighted with my results. I’ve really enjoyed my time at Wycombe Abbey. There is a great atmosphere and studying here has made me more confident as all my classmates have worked together to help each other achieve.” He will be going onto the University of Manchester to study Physics with Theoretical Physics. 

For C. Wang, it is the end of a wonderful final school year. She started the year on the Borealis Expedition in Iceland and has ended the year departing to the university of her choice. As the Head of School, she led the Senior Prefect Team. She says “I’m proud of my results! I am so grateful to my teachers for being so helpful throughout my time at Wycombe Abbey. I’ve been so happy to have the experience of being Head of School, it has taught me some great leadership skills which I will use at university.” Following her results that included an A* in Fine Art, she will attend the University of Edinburgh.

We celebrate our pupils who have gained entry to study at:

- University of Cambridge

- Imperial College London

- Kings College London

- University of the Arts, London

- University of East Anglia

- University of Edinburgh

- University of Liverpool

- University of Loughborough

- University of Manchester 

- University of Melbourne, Australia

- University of Newcastle

- University of Reading

- Purdue University, USA

- Sheffield Hallam University

- School of African and Oriental Studies, London

The Headmaster of Wycombe Abbey, Changzhou, Mr. David Griffiths, said, “I would like to congratulate our Upper Sixth pupils on their achievements. They have done themselves proud. Embracing and balancing the academic challenges of Sixth Form life while making the most of the wider opportunities available to them. Gaining entry to the very best Universities, as many of our pupils have done, requires more than just academic grades. I am proud of them all.”

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