A Level Exam Success 2021
William Farr is celebrating another strong year of A level results – with the number of students going to top universities the highest for five years.
Every single student who sat A level exams passed with average scores of B+ and half of grades awarded at the A and A+ levels - the highest results since the new scoring system was introduced.
A third of the 103 students have now accepted places at Russell Group Universities with one student progressing to study Physics at Oxford University and one studying English Literature at Cambridge University.
A number of our students will also be pursuing work related training, apprenticeships in a variety of fields and personal development opportunities through a gap year.
Headteacher Jonathan Knowler said he was extremely proud of the success which continue to show the strength of the school’s sixth form.
“Due to the pandemic, students have had significant disruption to the last two years of their education through two school closures, self-isolations, home-learning and the cancellation of exams.
“Despite all of these obstacles, students have continued to work extremely hard and we are delighted to see them progressing to their next steps and achieving the reward they fully deserve.
“The perseverance and resilience our students have shown has been remarkable and demonstrates how the school community has come together to provide opportunities for all its members to engage with 'life in all its fullness' (John 10:10).
“I must acknowledge the incredible efforts made by staff to support students both academically and personally to achieve their potential during what has been one of the most challenging times we have seen in education.”