What a day!
Today we issued A level results to our students based on ‘Teacher Assessed Grades’. Students have done incredibly well and the vast majority are now moving on to excellent university courses or higher level apprenticeships.
The outstanding results reflect the hard work and commitment by our students and the speed that we were able to switch to online learning. Teachers worked tirelessly to develop lesson plans and assessment packages to deliver lessons on Teams. Students engaged with this new normal and therefore continued to make outstanding progress. For many, standards have risen as some students may have emerged from the pandemic as better learners. They have needed to cope with uncertainty, they have been required to adapt, to learn in different ways, in different locations and using different tools.
Fourteen students gained 3A* grades or better with five students (Dominic Reeves, Harry White, Brendan Liu, Talvin Bath and Jacob Swales) achieved an impressive 4A*s.
The last 18 months have been an incredible time to work in education. Schools and students across the UK haven’t faced this much disruption since World War II. We are very proud of all our students and wish them every success for the future.
Headmaster Mr Chris Seeley said, “Whilst the process for gaining grades has been completely different this year, our pupils have worked incredibly hard. Their resilience has been outstanding, particularly during the extended periods of lockdown and the months of uncertainty between the government’s announcement that the normal exam season had been cancelled and what was definitively put in place. They have achieved what they deserve and we are so very proud of them. We should not underestimate the tremendous support and expertise given by our wonderful staff; this has been a fantastic effort by everyone in such uncertain times.”