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A Level Examination Results



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It is with tremendous pride that Woolwich Polytechnic Sixth Form, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, celebrates the success of the Class of 2023.

47% of our students received A* - B grades, with a significant number continuing their academic pathways at Russell Group universities, including Cambridge, Edinburgh, and Warwick amongst others.

Head of School, Mr Tom Lawrence states, "Our class of 2023 have done themselves proud and nearly all have achieved their first-place offers or high-end apprenticeships, securing an average grade that matches 2019 and 2022. We have many students again going to illustrious Russell Group universities. The results day itself has been a great day of rightful celebration for staff and students. All these enormous achievements have been made against a backdrop of significantly tougher marking, particularly at the top end."

This sentiment is shared by Mr Tim Plumb, CEO of PolyMAT, "After such hard work through challenging times, it was fantastic to see so many students with happy faces, being rewarded with progression to university and apprenticeships. This is why we all work so hard, to change lives and ensure ‘Success for Everyone’ that will last for many years to come." 

Ms Hannah Elliott, Head of Sixth Form, comments: “I am so proud of all our students here at Woolwich Poly. Each of them has shown resilience and determination in the face of adversity. Year on year, our results echo our school ethos of ‘Tomorrow's Leaders’ demonstrating the dedication and commitment of the students themselves, as well as our hardworking staff and supportive wider community. We look forward to seeing the future successes of our students as our Sixth Form expands next year to accommodate Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls.” 

  • Abubakar - Engineering at Cambridge (A*A*A*A)
  • Sam - Maths at Bath (A*A*AA)
  • Dario - Engineering at Edinburgh (A*A*AA)
  • Mercy - Architecture at Leeds (A*AB)
  • Yedidia - Medicine at Plymouth (ABC)
  • Calista – Medicine at Southampton (BBB)
  • Andrei - Mechanical Engineering at Nottingham (ABB)
  • Pharell - Computer Science at Warwick (AAA)
  • Prapti – Global Sustainable Development at Warwick (A*AB)
  • Callum - English and Drama at Queen Mary’s (A*A*B)
  • Neha - English Literature at Kings (AAB)
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It is with tremendous pride that Woolwich Polytechnic Sixth Form, rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted, celebrates the success of the Class of 2022. Along with their peers across the country, students entered this exam season with no previous public exam experience amidst the turmoil created by numerous lockdowns. However, there is no evidence of these difficulties in the cohort’s results: 51% of students achieved A*-B, with a significant number continuing their academic pathways at Russell Group universities, including Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial, amongst others.

Notable results and destinations were:

Peter Wareing - A*AA, History of Art at Oxford

Peter Nguyen - A*A*A*A, Maths at Imperial

Olumide Apanisile-A*A*A*A, Engineering at Cambridge

Monica Ohakwa-A*AA, Law at Warwick

Laura Bledyte-A*A*A, Architecture at University of the Arts London

It is without surprise that staff at Woolwich Poly are extremely proud of the students’ achievements. Hannah Elliott, Head of Sixth Form comments, “I couldn’t be prouder. I am delighted that we have maintained our outstanding results and the hard work from staff and students has paid off. I am filled with gratitude.” Heads of Year, Ms Susan Principe and Mr Greg Tatton expressed a particular delight in what the year group has achieved. “The resilience this class has demonstrated is unlike anything we have ever seen. To not only come through the pandemic, but to thrive academically and achieve firsts for both themselves and the Sixth Form is incredible. We only hope that they are as proud of themselves as we are of them.”

This sentiment is shared by Head of School, Mr Tom Lawrence, stating, “With another unpredictable and challenging year for our students, we are delighted that, so many are leaving us with excellent grades, going onto the universities of their first choice. I am truly in awe of the talents our students have developed over their years with us and am confident that they will continue to develop their skills further over the next stages of their academic careers. I want to also congratulate our staff who have negotiated the uncertainties with dexterity and sensitivity to support and guide this highly motivated cohort to their A Level and BTEC success.”


Woolwich Poly, an Ofsted rated Outstanding Sixth Form, has congratulated its students after an extremely challenging two years.  Amidst the turmoil, students persevered with diligence and the school celebrates another year of outstanding results, with 71% of students achieving A*-B. Their motto of Tomorrow's Leaders has never been so pertinent.

Kiran Bahra, the school's Head Girl, who will be going on to study English Literature at the prestigious University of Warwick states, "I know that I would never have achieved three A*s at A-level had I not come to the Poly. With the support I have received from my teachers and my Heads of Year, I have been able to reach my full potential and ultimately, I am forever grateful."

Deputy Head of Sixth Form Ms Hannah Elliott said: "I have been a Head of Year for seven years here at the Poly, and this was undoubtedly the hardest year for staff and students. It fills me with such pride and joy to know that all of the hard work has paid off!"  Mr Michael McGuiness, Acting Head of Sixth Form adds, "There has been a great deal of speculation in the press about grade inflation, but many students' grades have been externally validated by entrance exams and interviews as they are every year.  The students' success is well earned and should be celebrated."

PolyMAT CEO, Mr Tim Plumb, was overjoyed by the results and stated, "These results are testament to the continued academic excellence in which we pride ourselves at The Poly.  We are elated that so many of our students are able to go to their first choice universities, including a significant number who will be continuing their academic pathways at Russell Group universities, including Cambridge.  Our students will be studying subjects such as Medicine, Dentistry, Maths, Engineering and Veterinary.  This is a fantastic set of results for both the school and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff, our Trustees and Governors, and, of course, the students themselves for their sheer determination and hard work!"

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