13 August 2021
“Our students have absolutely excelled themselves not only academically but as remarkable and resilient young people. Their incredible tenacity through this turbulent year combined with our continuous and unfaltering belief in them has proven to be a potent recipe for their success.
It is important to remember that this is their first set of formal assessments. The confusion of lockdown meant that our students and staff had to dig deep and pivot quickly to new ways of doing things. Their shared approach and ultimate success of online learning was critical. This meant that no learning has been lost. Faced with a new format for assessment, our students and staff have shown great agility in overcoming any obstacles and have thrived. These stellar results clearly demonstrate the depth of care, belief and academic excellence; our students have shown what can be achieved with positivity in the face of adversity.
80% of all grades were at the highest range of Grades 9 – 7, with over one third of all grades being awarded Grade 9. The average set of grades was 5x Grade 8 and 5x Grade 7.
We are so proud of each of our students, staff and parents and the incredible partnership shown throughout this period. At times, life has been tough for each of us, and it was quite natural to doubt oneself. However, the support and kindness given to one another was instrumental in reaching these new heights of personal success. More than any grades, it is this achievement that inspires me most. You did it!
I cannot wait to welcome our students and staff back in September and look forward to meeting our new students who will be joining our sixth form.