Georgina LeePost 16 students at Walton High are once again celebrating very successful results in academic and vocational courses.

Students have achieved remarkable success across a range of academic qualifications with 20% of the A Levels awarded being A*-A grades. Subjects where more than half their students gained the highest grades were Economics, French, Geography, History, Mathematics, Further Maths, Music, and Sociology. In particular, students did well in Economics with 75% of students gaining A* - B grades.

Students’ performance in vocational courses continues to be excellent with over half the grades awarded being Distinction* or Distinction. This demonstrates the continued dedication of these students to their studies.

Alice Miller Sampurna GangulyWe are extremely proud that, yet again, many students will be taking up offers at the country’s highest ranked universities to study a range of highly sought after degrees. Alice Miller’s A*A*A* A results see her going to Cambridge University to study Maths while Sampurna Ganguly’s A A A grades will take her to Oxford University to read English Literature. Kamran Arora’s A*A*A*A grades see him going to Warwick university to study Maths and Physics. Adam Horne’s A*A*A A grades will take him to the University College, London to study Economics. Achieving three A* grades, Georgina Lee will head to the University of York to read Biological Sciences. Chun Hay Tang’s A*A A B will take him to the Imperial College London to study Biomedical Engineering and Irene Obaseki’s A*A A will take her to Brighton and Sussex Medical School to read medicine.

Students who pursued an Applied General or Technical pathway are also celebrating success with Ella Laura James Josh Barnes Tegan WinterBowdrey achieving D*D*D and going on to study Primary Education at Oxford Brookes. Rachel King’s D*D*D will take her to Northampton University to study Paramedic Science while Annabelle Beale’s D*D will take her to Reading University to study Business Management. Annabelle Idu achieved D*D, as well as two A Levels so she will be going on to study Computer Science at Bangor University while Dominik Wojtak’s DDD will take him to Northampton University to study Psychology.

In addition, a number of students have won prestigious apprenticeships; Oscar Swain will begin an apprenticeship at Silverstone as a Motorsport Mechanic and Libby Partridge (A* A A B) being awarded an apprenticeship at Denton’s in Law. Jack Meijer has also earned a sought after Athletics Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin to study Mechanical Engineering. Equally successful are a number of students whose efforts have secured them sought after employment opportunities, including Lilli Hayter (D*DDD) who has been appointed as an Event Organiser for Tip Top Venues.

Michelle Currie, Executive Principal said: “Walton High is delighted to be a school which provides a broad range of academic and applied general or technical qualifications for Post-16 students. The diverse and highly personalised opportunities we offer allow our students to realise happy and successful futures. We are always thrilled to celebrate the success of our students as it is a testament to their incredible efforts, talent and resilience. Another year of excellent results is also due to the expertise and dedication of the staff here at Walton High. I would like to sincerely congratulate all students on their remarkable accomplishments. Students, along with their parents and teachers, should feel very proud with their achievements.

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Walton high students visited the European space centre in Belgium to participate in a number of STEM activities including rocket building, experiencing the effect of space travel and simulating a space shuttle mission. They also managed to find time for a Belgian chocolate making workshop and a torchlight tour of the beautiful Bouillon castle.

year7rounderssucess1819Our Year 7 girls recently took part in the MK School Rounders Tournament at Shenley Brook End School. The team had played very well in previous fixtures so hope for success was very high within the squad.

We had four teams in our pool. The first game was against Radcliffe who we beat by scoring a brilliant 8 rounders in a 15 ball game. We then went on to play Shenley Brook End. Megan B and Ella organised the fielders magnificently from their bowling and backstop positions. Whole rounders from Falak and Megan T helped to secure the girls their second win. The final group game was against Kents Hill Park. Unfortunately the girls didn’t perform as well in this game and lost by just one rounder. 

After a short wait the team were told they had come joint first in their group but progressed through to the final as they had scored more rounders that the other top placed team.  

In the Final, the girls were up against Lord Grey who had previously beaten them in a league fixture this year. However this did not phase our girls at all and they went in with high confidence and a new game plan derived by Fatma. Our girls batted first and rounders from Anusha and Megan T meant that the girls scored a total of 4 rounders. The team then had to field and try to stop Lord Grey from scoring. The team worked together brilliantly. Ella put in a solid performance on 4th base and with help from Livia (in a deep fielding position) the girls were able to prevent Lord Grey scoring on multiple occasions and so went on to win 4-3.

This YR7 team were absolutely superb. They never gave up and worked brilliantly as a team. They encouraged each other throughout and every single person played a major part in the success.

The team were Ella, Holly, Livia, Anusha, Alana, Megan B, Abbie, Fatma, Megan T and Falak.

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