A Level success stories
“Just some of the success stories for Portsmouth High Sixth Formers on A Level results day 2021...”
Medicine, St George’s London
Phoebe, 18, a St John Ambulance Cadet and the Lord Lieutenant’s cadet in 2020, has been offered a place to read medicine at St George’s in London. ‘Being the Lord Lieutenant’s cadet was a great opportunity to represent St John Ambulance and it was a fantastic experience to be able to talk about at my interviews for university,’ she said.
‘This last year has been a challenge. It was very nerve-wracking not really knowing how the exams would work but I am so excited that I have got my place at Durham.’
Ruby applied for the Olympic British Bobsleigh team this year and got down to the last 22 but unfortunately broke her arm in the final trials. ‘The team have asked me to apply again for the next Olympics so I might well do that,’ said Ruby.
Nanny, Norland College
‘I also undertook an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) about what sort of therapies are best for children with autism. The last year has been a bit hectic but so glad I got there in the end. I’m off to celebrate with some lunch and a few drinks tonight.’
International Relations, King’s College, London
‘I am overjoyed to be going to read International Relations but today I am going to enjoy the sun and the seaside.’
Chemistry with Industrial Experience, Bristol
‘I’ve had a lovely summer with lots of paddle boarding and enjoyed the sunshine and am now very excited to be going to Bristol. Hopefully I’ll work out what I want to do next when I am there. I also want to say thank you to all the teachers who did an amazing job supporting us through lockdown.
‘I’m really excited to be going to read Law at Sheffield. The last year has been a bit stressful but I am just so glad it ended well and am off to celebrate with friends.’
‘I’m taking a gap year and want to go travelling, depending on Covid-19. Then I really want to read medicine.’
‘I also took an EPQ and wrote about Africans in Tudor England so am very excited to be going to university to read History. I am off out to lunch but am working tonight at Chichester Yacht Club so will celebrate at lunchtime.’
Law and Business, Exeter (2022)
‘I am so excited to be going to Exeter – to enjoy the course and the sailing. I am off to Brighton later to celebrate.’