Students across Rugby open A level results - The Rugby Observer

Students across Rugby open A level results

Rugby 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.

Ashlawn School students are celebrating impressive results.

Among those to get some of the top grades were Michael Grubb who will be heading to the University of Southampton to study Aerospace Engineering.

Mia Campbell also secured a host of top grades and will be heading to St Catherine’s College, Oxford to study geography.

Headteacher Siobhan Evans said: “While we are genuinely delighted so many of our students have secured places at leading universities and colleges, we also acknowledge there are some students who didn’t get the grades that we think they deserve.

“We will be supporting them, but, overall, this group of students should be incredibly proud. Not just with what they have achieved, but how they have achieved it in the face of so much uncertainty. They are a remarkable group of people.

“I would also like to applaud our staff. We have all had sleepless nights over how our predicted results would be interpreted by the government, so it is heartening that there were so many smiling faces. Thank you to you all.”

Rugby College students achieved an overall pass rate of 100 per cent.

The perfect pass rate was achieved across three courses including English language and literature, sociology and psychology.

Head of A levels James Stace 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.”

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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