A Level success stories at Portsmouth High Sixth Form

A Level success stories

“Just some of the success stories for Portsmouth High Sixth Formers on A Level results day August 2019...”



Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, D&T Product Design

I’m going to go to Imperial in September.  All the teachers have been super helpful particularly with the changing syllabuses and keeping up with the changes and giving so much time.  I’m off now for breakfast!



Geography, History, Mathematics

I’m off to read History at Balliol College, Oxford.  I’ve learned the skills of time management with juggling academic studies and being Head Girl.  It felt a bit mad at times but we got there in the end and the rest of the Head Girl team were amazing.  I met my best friend in Year 9 when I started here so that is one of my happiest memories of PHS.



Chemistry, French, Mathematics

I’m off to read Biochemistry at Oxford.  I have hardly slept.  I didn’t get to sleep until 3am and was awake at 6am.  But I would genuinely like to thank the teachers; they answered all my continual stream of questions.  I’m off to buy a bike now.  I think I might need one!



Chemistry, Mathematics, Spanish

I’m off to Bath University after a gap year.  I am planning on doing a ski season and travelling.  I would like to say a massive thanks to the school.  I wouldn’t have achieved these results without them.




Psychology, History, French

‘It’s been a very tough past year having to both study hard for A Levels and train hard both on and off the water for my sailing. However I am so lucky that Portsmouth High School has been so accommodating and helped me balance both my school work and sailing so much so that at the end of this summer I have come out with the title of Under 19 World Champion and three really good grades. I would like to give a massive thank you to all of my teachers who have been so supportive and worked so hard to allow me to do what I have done this summer.’

Matilda is taking a gap year and then takes up her place at Exeter University.



Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry

I’m off to Durham to read Natural Sciences. I’m off now for breakfast and to celebrate with my parents. I’ve loved my time at PHS and the staff have been so supportive.



Biology, Chemistry, English

I’m off to read Biochemistry at Southampton. I’m just not sure what the future holds but will see where it takes me. I’m off now to celebrate with my family.



Psychology, Chemistry, Biology

I’m a bit croaky as have just come back from a festival.  I’m off now to celebrate but in October am going to Bath University to read Biomedical Sciences.  I started in Year 7 and never thought this day would come.

A Levels at Portsmouth High School GDST



History, Classics, English

I’m off to York University to read History and History of Art.  I attribute today to my amazing teachers.  Without them I wouldn’t haven’t achieved these results.

Hollie (right)


Geography, History, Spanish

I’m off to University College London to read Geography but right now I’m going out for breakfast.  I started here in Year 7 and never thought I would see this day.



Politics, History, Classics

I’m off to read History and Russian at Leeds University. I have been here five years and this day has come much quicker than I ever thought it would.