Princethorpe pupils celebrate excellent set of A-Level results

In spite of the unprecedented challenges that 2020 has presented, Princethorpe College is celebrating an excellent set of A-Level results

Left to right Caitlin Mc Bride, Ed Hester - Headmaster, Hannah Porter and Sophie Mitchell.

Out of a cohort of 109 students who completed their A-Levels, BTEC and Extended Project Qualification this year, at the top end 37 per cent of all A-level grades are A* or A and 84 per cent are A* to C.

Impressively, 17 high-flyers achieved three or more A* or A grades. Special mention must go to Hannah Porter who was awarded 4A*s and an A.

Whilst some students received their grades online, it was lovely to see many back in school today for the first time since the lockdown began to collect their results in person.

Ed Hester, headmaster, said: "This year’s A-level results have been arrived at in a very different way to normal.

"Overall, we are pleased and feel that the results are generally fair and reflect the hard work and achievements of our Upper Sixth.

"However, sadly, there are some individuals who we feel have been marked down unfairly by the standardisation process and we will be supporting them through the appeals process to try to rectify this.”

“Our Upper Sixth have remained resilient during the many weeks of lockdown.

"It has been an anxious time but happily the overwhelming majority have been accepted to study at their university of choice.

"I would like to thank our dedicated teaching staff who worked with immense professionalism and rigorous attention to detail to submit the grades on their behalf.”

"We are proud of our Upper Sixth’s academic achievements but these students all have many other fine qualities: kindness, respect and a strong sense of right and wrong, which will be tremendously important for them as they move on to the next phase of their lives.

"We congratulate them all on their well-deserved success and wish them all the very best for the future."