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Outstanding achievements by students

(Posted on 11/08/21)

William Brookes Sixth Form is pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their qualifications this summer.

Claire Mincher, who leads on the Sixth form said that so many of our students have shown the resilience and effort over the two years to produce some outstanding results. Rowan Hickey secured her place to study English Literature at Oxford with 3 A*’s and the EPQ. Kiara Kearney achieved 4 A*’s and will be studying Maths at Aberystwyth. Three students: Kian Horton; Owen Jameson and Alex Barratt all achieved three A*/A grades. Five students gained, on average, one grade above their target result in every exam, which is an outstanding testament to their approach across the whole course. This year has seen students be successful in achieving high quality apprenticeships as well as a diverse range of university courses, thanks to the careers guidance and application support provided.

Headteacher Geoff Renwick said: “We are immensely proud of all the hard work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year. Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto further education and study, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future. I am sorry that Covid has prevented me from sharing this important day with you all.”

Chair of Governors, Catherine Connery, said “I would like to thank all staff for their role in the awarding of the examination grades this summer. I would particularly like to mention the Sixth Form and Leadership team who have overseen this complex process whilst supporting our students through this challenging situation.”

This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard, approved and awarded by the exam boards. The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic.