Students across Warwick district open A level results - The Leamington Observer

Students across Warwick district open A level results

Leamington Editorial 13th Aug, 2020 Updated: 13th Aug, 2020   0

A level results were revealed today as students returned to schools, sixth forms and colleges to pick up their grades.

But this year results have been slightly different after the pandemic forced exams to be cancelled and grades were awarded based on teacher assessments.

Campion School pupils impressed with a 100 per cent pass rate, with 58 per cent of pupils achieving grades A* or A.

Top grades went to the likes of Phoebe Moss, Helena Hall, Hamzah Malik and Teagan Gough who were among those to scoop all A* to A results.

Headteacher Jassa Panesar said: “This has been a very challenging time for all our student but particularly our students awaiting exam results. We are very pleased that the A level results our teachers submitted have been validated by the exam boards and represent the excellent team work our pupils, parents and staff have developed over the past seven years. This team work has seen us through this strange year.

“I am very pleased that the school’s upward trajectory in examination results has continued even during these challenging times. Our pupils have shown great character and resilience. Along with these excellent results, this is a recipe for success. Well done to all of you.”

Students at Leamington College, which is part of Warwickshire College Group, achieved an overall pass rate of 100 per cent.

The perfect pass rate was achieved across 15 courses including economics, mathematics, history, psychology, physics and chemistry.

Head of A levels James Stacey said: “It has been a difficult year for our students as a result of Covid-19 and the impact had on exams and assessments.

“We are sure there will be some relief amongst students now that their results are now out and we’re incredibly proud of their efforts to achieve what they have this academic year.

“These results certainly represent the dedication and hard work put in by students and tutors, because even during lockdown classes continued right up to, and beyond, the end of term.

“We would like to congratulate everyone receiving their results today and we look forward to following them closely as they take the next steps in their education and careers.”

Kingsley girls achieved a 100 per cent pass rate with 35 per cent of grades A* to A and 71 per cent of grades A*-B.

All girls who applied secured places at their first choice universities.

They include head girl Rebecca Winn from Warwick, who has already moved to Florida Gulf Coast University after signing to train and compete in the USA’s highest university division for swimming and diving.

Head girl Lily Constance from Harbury, studying Neuroscience at University of Manchester and Evelyn O’Sullivan from Alcester, studying bio veterinary Science at Harper Adams University.

Head of sixth form Dawn Morgan said: “At Kingsley we strive to encourage a strong work ethic with students adopting good study practices from the outset and these fantastic results reflect our girls’ and staff team’s hard work throughout their courses.

“All girls have adapted to very difficult circumstances and we wish to congratulate each of them warmly on these well-deserved achievements. They have, without exception, conducted themselves with grace and courage and we are immensely proud of them.”

Students at Arnold Lodge are celebrating a 100 per cent pass rate with 32 per cent of grades at A* to A and ten per cent at A*.

Top marks went to Kim Jackson who achieved A*, A*, A  and James Schofield who attained an A, A and B.

Headteacher David Preston said: “Given the challenges pupils have faced this year, I am delighted our sixth form results reflect the hard work and dedication of our pupils over the whole of their courses.

“Our whole school community – teachers, parents and pupils – will be delighted to see such exceptional results.

“As our pupils now head off to work and university, I look forward to hearing of our pupils’ continued achievements and future successes.”

Princethorpe College also celebrated impressive results.

A total of 37 per cent of grades were A* or A and 84 per cent were A* to C.

Top marks went to Hannah Porter who was awarded 4A*s and an A.

Headteacher Ed Hester said: “This year’s A level results have been arrived at in a very different way to normal. Overall, we are pleased and feel that the results are generally fair and reflect the hard work and achievements of our upper sixth. However, sadly, there are some individuals who we feel have been marked down unfairly by the standardisation process and we will be supporting them through the appeals process to try to rectify this.

“Our upper sixth have remained resilient during the many weeks of lockdown. It has been an anxious time but happily the overwhelming majority have been accepted to study at their university of choice. I would like to thank our dedicated teaching staff who worked with immense professionalism and rigorous attention to detail to submit the grades on their behalf.”

Southam College students were among those celebrating.

The vast majority accessed their university of choice with notable student performances including Molly Versey, Melissa Voice, Emily Heydon and Ben Fisher.

Headteacher Ranjit Samra said: “Results day recognises the talent and dedication of our students. They have shown incredible resilience and whatever grades they achieve we could not be more proud of them. We know that they will go onto make a wonderful contribution to society.

“It is also a time to recognise the efforts of staff who have supported students and their families in some very challenging times.”


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