After what has been a tumultuous time across the country for A-level students, at West Buckland School we are delighted that so many of our recent Sixth Formers have gained places at top universities. Over 80% of students gained their first choice of course and location. As is often the case, our leavers are going off to read a wide range of subjects at a broad range of high quality institutions. The most popular destination is Cardiff University, with eight of our students going to study subjects such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Business Management and Geology.
A number of students have chosen to follow medical and science courses and are well supported via the school’s increasingly popular Medical Society. Nathan Chambers will study Dentistry at Plymouth University, while Cameron Robinson and Fiona Corrick are reading Veterinary Science. Beck Cheung is taking Chemistry at UCL, alongside Marley McLintock who will read Economics. Sacha Chunilal Moberly and Ned Colville will study Geology and Physics respectively at Imperial College, London. Both our Heads of School are taking similar routes: Isobel Skinner is going to Durham to read Natural Sciences while Josh Bradford will study Medicine at Cardiff.
In the Arts, Emelie Anderson-Retter is reading Classical Studies at Exeter while Kitty Barten is studying English at Sussex University. From our successful art department, Sam Wong, Michael Cheung and Arya Li are studying Architecture while Eliza Weeks will follow a Foundation Fine Art course at the Art Academy in London and Nicole Tse will study Interaction Design Arts at the University of the Arts, London. After gaining 4 A* at A-level, Holly Crosbie is looking at a career in Law and Spanish starting in September 2021.
Some of our students have chosen to study abroad, such as Jerry Chu who has taken a place at the University of Melbourne to study Business and Commerce and Chloe Zhao who will read Finance at Shanghai University of Science and Technology. We are also immensely proud of the achievements of those students who have successfully managed their time and commitments beyond school, George Greensmith and Hector Bunclark, who have achieved university places alongside their impressive sporting achievements in cycling and sailing respectively.
It has been wonderful to see our students being able to take the next steps in their journey, particularly in such a challenging time. Everyone at WBS wishes them every success.