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Stamford A-level results Posted On 14 August 2020

It’s been a busy week across Stamford and Rutland with A-Level results announced earlier this week…

 

A-level results. The exam results which confirm your university place are seen as the most important exams you could ever take. However, this year, none of the pupils sat their exams, so their grades were based on predicted grades and mock exam results.

 

Will Phelan, the principal of the Stamford Endowed Schools said, ‘Pupil’s fates had been taken out of their hands,’ and that serious questions must be asked about the way A-level grades have been awarded.

 

However, the results themselves were generally good. With 10 per cent achieving an A*, 61 per cent graded A* to B and 83 per cent A* to C.

 

Figures show that 36 per cent of entries were downgraded by one grade compared with teacher predictions and around 3 per cent were downgraded by two grades. Students can appeal if they wish.

 

Mr Phelan continued, “There are serious questions to ask of the process that has been used to award grades this year. 50 of our results – nine per cent of entries – were awarded a grade that was lower than the grade achieved at mocks.

 

“It is very rare for any student to perform better in mocks than in the actual exam, so this is an indication that the grading system has not worked as it should have done, and we will be wholeheartedly supporting these students with their appeals.”

 

At Stamford College, students and their teachers had plenty to celebrate. The college achieved a 99.5 per cent pass rate overall with a 100 per cent pass rate in 19 subjects.

 

Sarah Young, Assistant Principal, said, “We can’t deny it has been a challenging year but the results speak for themselves, we are incredibly proud of all our students and staff, and their performance today is testament to the dedication and commitment they have all shown to their teaching and studies.

 

“The outstanding support we offer will continue to be available for all students as they progress to their next stage in their educational journey; we wish them all the best of luck.”

 

At Bourne Grammar, a total of 547 A-level results were achieved by 181 pupils. 195 of these were A* or A grades with 32 pupils solely obtaining A* or A grades. In total 86.2 per cent of students achieved grades of C or higher.

 

Headteacher Jonathan Maddox said, “I am so delighted that this particular Year 13 cohort has achieved, after such a difficult year, such fabulous results.

 

“Having taught some of the students myself I saw at first hand the impact on the students of the sudden closure of the school and the cancellation of the examination season but that is in the past now and the students move on with wonderful, well-earned and fully-deserved A-level results.”

 

Congratulations to all students involved, especially in such tough circumstances. We hope you achieved the grades needed to get into your chosen University.

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