A-level Results 2021
Building upon the exceptional results of summer 2019 and the Centre Assessed Grades (CAG) of 2020, we are delighted to celebrate the success of our Year 13 students in what was, once again, a very unique year. We are immensely proud of how they were able to both adapt and successfully navigate their Key Stage 5 studies through a blend of in-person and virtual learning. We are also deeply proud of the manner in which they have managed the disappointment of being denied the opportunity to demonstrate all they have learnt through sitting final examinations. In spite of the significant challenges our students faced, they were able to provide significant evidence to ensure that their Teacher Assessed Grades (TAG) delivered an increase, not only in attainment, but also progress from their individual starting points.
Progress and ALPS score
The progress students made increased by the largest margin since this became a measure and the average grade achieved across the board is now a B.
ALPS score (a measure of students’ progress nationally) is on a 9 point scale, 1 being the highest. In 2019 our overall score was a 2. This tells us that students are achieving better than they would in most other Sixth Form schools across the country. The grade is generated by comparing our students’ performance and progress with all others at state, private, selective and non-selective schools. Whilst educational performance data was not published for either 2020 or 2021, our internal data shows that we had been able to maintain improvements and the ALPS score from our CAGs and TAGs is a 1.
In addition to the overall improvements and progress, individual departments have cause to celebrate (see link at bottom of page for subject breakdown). Whilst we celebrate the hard work and commitment of all our students, we particularly wish to recognise those with exceptional attainment. Amongst our exceptional performers are Gemma, who achieved A*A*A*A*, and has gone on to study Computer Science; Remy who achieved A*A*A*A and is studying Economics and Mathematics; Maya (Law), Acshajaa (Medicine), Niamh (History), Melissa (Genetics) and Lucy (Computer Science with Cyber Security) all achived A*A*A*. In addition, and through enormous commitment to their training and academic studies, both Hannah and Sophia have sucessfully secured sports scholarships to study at university in the USA. This year, 74% of our Year 13 students have accepted places at a Russell Group university.
Our thanks go to staff, students and their families for their incredibly hard work.
Click here for a break down of results by subject