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A Level Results Day 2021

High School Students celebrate A-Level Success


Date published: Mon 9 Aug 2021   Author: HLH   Category: News   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email


High School Students celebrate A-Level Success

Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic over the last 18 months, there was much joy and celebration at The Bishop’s Stortford High School today as students collected their A-Level and BTEC results, with many individuals gaining all A* and A grades.

Dale Reeve, Headteacher, said: “Like the rest of the country, our students have experienced so much disruption and uncertainty in their education this year, so it is wonderful to see so many of them achieving fantastic grades to take with them on the next step of their journey. I have been really impressed with the attitude and resilience they have shown, in the face of such adversity. They’ve continued to work hard and take advantage of the enrichment opportunities available to them at the school, which has helped them to cope with these challenging circumstances and their efforts have certainly paid off. We’re delighted to see seven students gain a place at Oxford or Cambridge University with another five gaining places on Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary courses – a brilliant achievement. Many others have also gained the top grades and are now heading off to really challenging courses at the most prestigious universities or taking up apprenticeships with world-leading employers. As ever, we will provide the necessary support and guidance to help all our students determine their best next step, whatever their grades. My congratulations go to all our leavers - long may they retain the Black & Gold spirit.

On behalf of the students, I’d like to thank the great efforts of our fabulous staff in helping them achieve such success. The assessment process placed a massive burden on all staff following the cancellation of exams in January and I’m extremely grateful for the incredible work they have done since then.”

The London Road school had a long list of high-achieving students with these gaining at least 3A* grades:

Sam Williams 4A* - has an offer from Girton College, Cambridge to read Computer Science

Taylor Dodd 3A* & 1A - has an offer to study Computing at Bristol University

Oliver Jones 3A* & 1B - has an offer to study Computer Science at Edinburgh University

James Bentley 3A* - has an offer for Biomedical Sciences at Queen Mary, London

Jenna Buller 3A* - has an offer from Emmanuel College, Cambridge to read Psychology & Behavioural Sciences

Nathaniel Carn 3A* - has an offer from St Catherine’s, Cambridge to read Law and an unconditional offer to study at Yale University

Harry Collier-Smith 3A* - has an offer to study Medicine at Queen Mary, London

Jamie Dunne 3A* - has an offer from Trinity Hall, Cambridge to read Modern & Medieval Languages

Adam Isle-Erraou 3A*- has an offer to study Chemistry at Bath University

Archie MacLeod 3A* - has an offer to study International Relations at York University

Azayr Raja 3A*- has an offer to study Economics at Leeds University

 

 

Rob Stark, Head of Sixth Form, added “I’m delighted for our sixth formers. They’ve had to battle against adversity and remain calm amidst such uncertainty, so it is wonderful to see them being so well rewarded for their efforts across the two very unsettled years of sixth form study. Whilst students across the country have had a really difficult situation to deal with, ours deserve much credit for the way they have remained focused and acquitted themselves so effectively. The vast majority of them are now taking up places at top universities and have very bright futures ahead of them. As ever, we’re extremely proud of the commitment they have shown and the contributions they’ve made to the school. We’ll look forward to celebrating with them at our Awards Evening in December.”