Record “A” level successes for Wallace

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“A” levels have traditionally been known as the ” gold standard” of academic achievement and Wallace would certainly be riding high in any ” medal table” of results. The school has recorded its best ever “A” level results with 92% of grades at A* to C and 33 Year 14 students gaining 3 or more A*/A grades. The % of students gaining 3 or more A* to C grades climbed to the mid 80s which is a collective new “PB” for the school.

The senior prefect team of 10 pupils covered themselves in glory achieving between them an amazing 16A*/13A /4 B grades. Hector Epanomeritakis attained 4 A* grades thus winning a highly coveted place at Clare College Cambridge to read Medicine and Jamie Lutton also gained 4 A* grades. Toby Kerr, Ellen Newell and Cameron Patterson also excelled with 3 A* grades and Thomas Storey and Rachel O’Connor each recorded 3A* and1 A grade. To be awarded an A* students must achieve 90% and above in all A2 modules; 14% of all grades awarded to Wallace students were A*, a genuinely elite performance level.


The AS level students also performed extremely well with the incoming Head Boy and Head Girl ( Jordan Taggart and Emily Howard) both gaining 4 A grades, a feat matched by a further 17 of their peers and closely followed by a ” chasing pack” of 14 students with 3 A grades.

Medal winners warmly acknowledge the part played by their coaches and their families in their success and this attitude was clearly shared by Wallace students as they collected their results, thanked their teachers and shared the moment with family members.


Mrs O’Hare, Principal, thanked the staff and congratulated the young people on these excellent results:

” The staff work tirelessly and with dedication to support our students and the coaching concept of ” incremental improvement” is very well understood by teachers and students alike. A few more past paper questions can be the students’ equivalent of a few more repetitions, lengths or miles. I should like to express my congratulations and best wishes to last year’s Upper Sixth. They have been a pleasure to teach and on behalf of all the staff I wish them every success and encourage them to keep in touch. We are proud of you all and delighted that so many of you have attained your personal goals. I am sure that your achievements will inspire the incoming Year 14 students to strive to imitate your success.”

Last modified: March 8, 2017