Congratulations to our A level students who have today received their results. This has been a fantastic year group who have contributed so much to the school during their time in the Sixth Form and we are delighted to hear that the vast majority of students have already accepted their first choice offers at university. We give thanks to God for their talents and gifts both academically and as wonderful young people who leave us ready to take their next steps in life with great confidence.
We are delighted that in A level and Level 3 BTec there was a 99% pass rate overall with 84% grades A*-C.
Here is a flavour of just some of the places and courses people have already confirmed offers to study in the coming year:
Birmingham University – Psychology, Biomedical Science, Nursing; Coventry – Applied Biomedical Science; De Montfort University – Business & Management, Criminology, Law and Criminal Justice, Pharmacy; Huddersfield University – Music; Lancaster University – History; Leicester University –- Accounting and Finance, English, Law, Medical Bio Sciences; Lincoln University – Law; Loughborough University – History; Nottingham University – Chemistry, Computer Science, Medicine, English, Physics, Sport and Exercise Science; Nottingham Trent University – Architecture; Manchester University – Law; Newcastle University – Mathematics; Sheffield University – History, Mechanical Engineering; Southampton University – Nursing.
This has of course been a very strange results day, with everything having to be conducted remotely. We have missed the usual gathering and the opportunity to chat and celebrate together. All results were sent by email to students and a team of senior teachers and the examinations officer have been supporting A Level and AS students by phone. This year has seen a huge change nationally to the way grades have been awarded and there has been a lot of controversy in the media about the downgrading of some students results in their final “Calculated grade”. Some of our students have also been affected by this change and the school is making the Centre Assessed Grade available to those who request it. Any student or parent who wants further advice about this or about appeals generally should ring the helpline (0116 2428880). Students are also able to ask the school to appeal their grade or to sit A level examinations in a special Autumn Series which will begin in October. Every student has received an important letter about these options with their A Level grades. For ease of reference students may also access this information about Examination Appeals and the Autumn Examination series here