A-Level results are in!
St Edmund’s School offers congratulations today to its Upper Sixth students who have achieved an excellent set of A-Level results.
Of course, the academic year 2020-21 was seriously impacted by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic and with all formal external exams being cancelled by Ofqual, a system of Teacher Assessment Grades was put in place. Unlike last year, no algorithms were imposed by exam boards and Teacher Assessment Grades were, instead, based on a holistic judgment of pupil performance. This was assessed through ‘baskets’ of detailed evidence, including mock exams and internal Final Assessments.
Processes of internal and external quality assurance were then undertaken both within the School and by exam boards to check and validate the “TAGs”.
We are pleased to announce that at St Edmund’s, the proportion of A* and A grades was the same as last year at 45%.
The number of A*- C grades rose marginally (from 92% to 94%) with 75% of all grades achieved at grade B or higher.
Our students now go on to study at leading UK universities, drama schools and conservatories including Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, Exeter, Bath, The Rose Bruford Drama School and the BIMM Institute.
Head Edward O’Connor said, “After an extremely challenging year, the class of 2021 have done themselves proud. These results are fitting reward for their sustained hard work and commitment. I am extremely grateful to our teaching staff who performed wonders during the remote learning period and worked with remarkable energy and focus in the classroom thereafter. My thanks also go to our parents for their tremendous support and forbearance throughout this process.
I wish our students every success and happiness as they move on to the next phase of their education.”