Wiiliam Farr C of E Comprehensive School achieved the highest average points per entry since the new grading system was introduced.
A third of all grades awarded were A* and A and two-thirds of grades achieved were A* to B - the highest attainment the school has ever achieved through examinations.
The average grade for all 119 students was a B and the vast majority of students received three or more offers from applications to university. A third of students have accepted places at Russell Group Universities – the highest in the last six years.
Among the top performers were:
- Elliot Burrin - four A* (Eng Lit, Geography, History, Maths) and A* in EPQ
- Ferne Faisey - three A* (Fine Art, Graphics, Psychology) and A* in EPQ
- James Harwood - three A* (Eng Lit, History, Politics) and A* in EPQ
- Kate Sawyer three A* (English Lang and Lit, Business, Graphics) and B in EPQ
- Charlie Douch - two A* and one A (Design Engineering, Maths, Physics) and A* in EPQ
- Nadia Merrell - two A* and one A (Eng Lit, History, French) and A* in EPQ
- Jonathan Galbraith – two A* and one A (French, Geography, Religious Studies) and A* in EPQ
Three students received offers from Oxford University to study English Literature and Economics and Management.
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 this groups of students have had considerable disruption to their GCSE and A level studies through school closures, self-isolations, home-learning and the cancellation of exams. We cannot underestimate the pressure these young people were under sitting public examinations for the first time as GCSE grades were awarded through Centre Assessment.
“The perseverance, hard work and resilience our students have shown has been truly remarkable and to see the smiles on the students’ faces when collecting their results today shows just how much this means to them.
“We are delighted to see them achieving the reward they fully deserve and be able to progress to their next steps. This demonstrates how the school community provides 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.”