Today is one of the most important days of the year for our nation’s sixth form students as they eagerly receive the results they have been working tirelessly towards. For some, unfortunately, there may be tears, but this is not the case for the vast majority at Woolwich Polytechnic Sixth Form: yet again, the “outstanding” sixth form (as rated by OFSTED) has surpassed expectations and are celebrating the success of many.
The results at Woolwich Polytechnic show the dedication and determination of students and staff with an astounding 76% of grades awarded at A*- C and an impressive 52% of students achieving A*-B grades. Excitement, pride and optimism permeate the school as the students realise they have got into the universities of their choice, with high numbers securing places at a Russell Group university, including students studying medicine. Most notably, Nimotalai Lawal will be taking up her place at the University of Cambridge to study chemical engineering. Head of Sixth Form, Anne Bassi said "Our motto of Tomorrow’s Leaders is certainly pertinent to our diligent Class of 2018. Yet again, our students have stepped-up to the mark, amidst the new challenges faced with curriculum reforms, and have achieved excellent grades. We are so proud of the school community and wish all of our students well in the next stage of their journey to adulthood.”
One such student, future mathematician Michael Nguyen, who achieved an incredible five A*s in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry, said: “It has been hard work over the last two years but the staff here, at the Poly, have always been so supportive. I am ready for my next step but I will miss my ‘Poly’ family. I can’t believe I am headed to university.”
Co – Head Teacher, Mr Plumb said, "Year on year, our sixth form students continue to amaze me. The secret to our sixth form success is sheer commitment and hard work. What a joy it is to see our students leave us as well-rounded and confident individuals who are destined to do great things.” Mr Parker, Co-Head Teacher, said, “Each year our students in the sixth form achieve. I wish all of our students the best of luck and am so very proud of each and every one of them.”
Woolwich Polytechnic continues to flourish and, to no surprise, is the sixth form of choice for many in south east London. September 2019 will see the opening of Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls, a new school that will accommodate 1,200 pupils. The school will have state-of-the-art facilities including a four-court sports hall and a new dance studio.
This is an exciting time for the future of Thamesmead!