The Covid 19 pandemic has made its mark in a multitude of ways and that includes the collection of results. The familiar pictures of mass hugs, close contact and leaping in the air seem (sadly) so 2019! A2 and AS students are provided with a pin number to access their grades online but the GCSE students “enjoyed” the celebrated rite of passage of collecting the envelope with the long-anticipated grades.
The atmosphere was more subdued than might have been the case in 2019 but the details were very familiar as students waited nervously for “opening time”, approached their class set’s distribution point anxiously and then rushed outside. Some ripped the envelopes open, some opened their envelope as gingerly as a bomb disposal expert and at least one student was overheard telling her friend “Don’t open it yet!” Perhaps it was planned as a TikTok moment.
Principal Mrs Deborah O’Hare said:
“We are immensely proud of all our students. Much will doubtless be said about grade inflation and the validity of results but personally, I want to congratulate all our young people for their individual achievements and commend them for reaching personal targets. The vast majority of our A level students are heading to the university of their choice and I look forward to welcoming back our new Year 13 students and Year 14 for their final year. Some of the Year 12 students had planned for new directions in their learning and I’m delighted that they have places on courses which reflect their aspirations and interests. This season of results is a testimony to the hard work of both students and teachers and the support of parents. I have no doubt that in later life students will look back and appreciate how these hardships built positive character traits. Well done to all!”
Last modified: August 16, 2021