In a year when hundreds of thousands of students across the country have been admitted to their first-choice university today, IET shares some of the successes of the schools, staff and students who have shown perseverance and resilience through the pandemic.
Solihull School, Midlands headmaster David EJJ Lloyd said:
“Students whose perseverance and resilence during such a difficult two years have helped produce such fabulous grades”. 94% of students managed to obtain a place at their chosen university.”
Abbey Gate College, South of Chester, the head of Abbey Gate College, Mr Jenkinson said:
“To actually improve upon last year’s excellent results is a real testament to their collective dedication, resilience, and self-belief.” Nearly half of all grades were A* or A.”
Twins, Elena and Rosa Launder, both achieved top identical results. The eighteen-year-old sisters gained three A* grades each. Elena will study biological sciences at Exeter University, whilst Rosa will head up north to Edinburgh to pursue her ambition to become an architect.”
Principal Katherine Jeffrey, at New Hall School in Chelmsford said:
“We are extremely proud of all our students’ successes and it is wonderful to see their excitement today after all their hard work. We are delighted to hear that so many of our students have secured places at their first choice universities, including competitive Russell Group university courses in subjects such as law, engineering and medicine.”
St Mary’s Cambridge Robin Griffiths, head of sixth form praises students:
“… sheer determination and resilience students” which has been “truly inspiring”. Subject highlights include particularly strong performances in art, photography and latin, which each had 100% of grades at A*. Computing and further maths also received 100% of grades at A*-A.
Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools headmaster at Monmouth School for Boys, Mr Simon Dorman, and headmistress at Monmouth School for Girls, Mrs Jessica Miles, said:
“In spite of the challenges they faced, our students have shown great determination and passion for their subjects and made the best possible use of all the support given to them by our brilliant teaching staff.”