This year, more than ever, Formby High School is delighted to share the outstanding achievements of students in their A Levels and vocational qualifications.
Rising above the disruption of the last few years, our Year 13 students have earned impressive grades through their perseverance, application and determination to succeed. Many students have opted to head off to university in September, securing places on an A to Z of degree courses. In September, Formby High School will be well-represented universities across the length and breadth of the country, including Bristol, Cambridge, UCL, Nottingham, Newcastle, Cardiff and York. Many students have decided to stay closer to home, studying at the fantastic universities on their doorstep or travelling down the M62 to Manchester, Salford and Leeds.
Many students have opted to study traditional arts, humanities and science subjects at degree level but what is very evident is the high proportion of young people who have chosen to pursue courses which are relevant to emerging careers in the 2020s, including Cyber Security, Computer Games Development, TV & Film Production and Environmental Science. Our future is in safe hands! The trend towards degree apprenticeships also continues with several students securing placements with property development and motor vehicle engineering companies.
This year, students were put through rigorous assessments in school in preparation for their exams and this, along with their own hard work and commitment, has clearly paid dividends. Whether progressing to university, commencing an apprenticeship or taking a gap year, Year 13 students can leave Formby High School knowing they have risen to the challenge, done their very best and made their teachers and family proud.
Fiona Grieveson, Chair of Governors, said:
Governors are immensely proud of our students who have worked so hard to prepare for their examinations this year and their hard work is clearly reflected in these outstanding results – well done! We must also thank and congratulate their teachers who have worked tirelessly to support them throughout the disruption and challenges of the past few years.”
Mr Mackenzie, Headteacher, commented:
As exams returned for the first time in three years, there was a degree of trepidation and uncertainty about what results they would bring. In hindsight, this was not necessary as the grades our students have achieved in A Level and BTEC subjects are exceptional! Success is a team effort and thanks must go to their teachers and parents who have provided great teaching, and calm guidance and reassurance along the way. Take a bow, Year 13. Your achievements are commendable and we have enjoyed you being part of the FHS community along the way. Best wishes for your continued success!