Year 13 Results Day – Thursday 17th August 2023

There was much happiness and celebration at Helsby High School this morning as Year 13 students opened their envelopes to discover their A-Level and Vocational Qualification examination results. As a result of all their hard work over the last two years on their Sixth Form courses, students were rewarded with well-deserved success and have been able to progress on to the next stage of their lives, whether it be university courses, apprenticeships or directly into employment.

Director of Sixth Form, Tor Cross commented: “We are so proud of how our students have supported each other during their time in the Sixth Form, especially as this summer was the first time that this cohort sat formal examinations. They should be proud of their achievements and I am delighted that the overwhelming majority have been able to move on to their preferred destination as a result of the grades they have received today. I know that all of their teachers would want to join me in wishing each and every one of them all the very best for the future.”

Headteacher, Martin Hill said: “As a cohort our Year 13 students have done particularly well this year, meeting their challenging targets and making fantastic progress. For nearly half of all grades to be at Grade B or above is an excellent achievement, especially for a state school Sixth Form. The students fully deserve their success and we wish them well as they now move on from our Sixth Form to their chosen destinations.”

In recent years Helsby High School’s Sixth Form has consistently been one of the highest-performing Sixth Forms in the area and this high level of performance has certainly continued in 2023, with students achieving impressively across the full range of over 30 A-Level and Vocational Qualification courses on offer. Amongst many very impressive individual performances were Freya Pattwell, Ben Shingler, Gemma Smith and Laura Watson, who all achieved A*/A grades across all of their Sixth Form courses. Freya is going to Durham University to study English Literature, Ben and Gemma are going on to study Business courses at the University of Bath and the University of Huddersfield respectively and Laura will be going on to an Accountancy Degree-Level Apprenticeship in Chester.

For further information about the Sixth Form at Helsby please see Welcome to our Sixth Form – Sixth Form Helsby or visit our forthcoming Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 12th October.

Photo of happy student opening her results envelope