Henley students are celebrating their A Level results today.
Students at Henley College achieved an overall 98% pass rate across all subjects, with 73% of these at grade A*-C.
Photography deserves a special mention with an amazing 20 students achieving A* grade and over 85% of students achieving A*-B grades.
15 further subjects achieved over 80% A*-C grades including Ancient History, Dance, English Literature, Extended Project, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, French, Geology, German, Further Mathematics, Maths (Mechanics), Philosophy, PE, Sociology and Textiles.
Freya Squizzoni pictured above with Principal Satwant Deol achieved A*, A, B and is going to Birmingham University to study Law. Alice Wright from Henley who went to Gillotts obtained A in Psychology, A in Sociology and A* in Photography. Alice is is taking a gap year before going to university to possibly study International Relations. Joshua Stephens who also lives in Henley and went to Gillotts achieved an A* in Sociology, a B in Film Studies and an A in Government and Politics and is going to Coventry University to study Journalism.
Kate Church (pictured above) from Henley who went to Valley Road School and Gillotts achieved a full house of 3 A*s at Henley College in Maths, Chemistry and Biology. Kate is a keen photographer spending hours outside around nature photographing birds and animals. She also makes travel/nature videos on YouTube. Two years ago Kate decided to study Ecology and Conservation at Exeter University, to combine her interests in protecting the environment, nature photography and travel filming. When Henley College suggested to her she should study medicine, Kate said “It’s my sister Sara who is going to save people but my job will be to save the planet!”
Principal, Satwant Deol, commented: “We are absolutely delighted with our students’ results, particularly as they are mostly completing the new and more difficult linear (two year) A Level examinations. I would like to thank all our staff for their professionalism and dedication in teaching, guiding and supporting our students to achieve these excellent results. We are proud of our staff and students.“
Lottie Orr who attends The Abbey School in Reading received excellent A Level results and is heading across the pond to take up her place at Berkeley, University of California, as a Student-Athlete having received an unconditional full rowing scholarship. Lottie has just finished competing in the World Rowing Junior Championships in the Czech Republic as part of the GB team, along with fellow Abbey girl and Henley Rowing Club member Issy Jonsson who is currently in Sydney as a Rowing Gap Student. Lottie was in a quad that came 5th in the A Final, and Issy was in a pair coming 2nd in the B Final. An amazing achievement for both girls and for Henley Rowing Club.
Two students from Henley who attend St Helen & St Katharine have gained places to study medicine at their chosen university after achieving a full clutch of A*/As. Eleanor is heading up to the University of Leeds while Lara will go to the University of Southampton.