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Today, St Edmund’s School Canterbury Sixth Formers are celebrating an excellent set of A-Level results, after what has been a difficult year for everyone involved. Today’s results reflect how hard working and resilient our students have been and we couldn’t be more proud of each and every one of them. As a School, we pride ourselves in providing our pupils with what they need to ‘be all they can be’ and so, over the course of the next few weeks, we will be showcasing individual achievements, just to highlight the range of exciting higher education opportunities our pupils are moving onto.

Here is a statement on A-Level results from the Head, Mr Edward O’Connor:

“St Edmund’s School today congratulates its Upper Sixth students on achieving an excellent set of A-Level results. In this most unusual of years, the hard work and resilience of our Upper Sixth have shone through.

Detailed comparisons with previous years are perhaps inappropriate given the very different system used for calculating student grades this summer. However, for the record, I can report that (prior to any appeal process) our percentage of A*-A grades and A*-B grades have both risen by 5% compared to 2020 and we have achieved a 99.4% pass rate. This was in line with our expectations for this year group who, two years ago, achieved the School’s best ever GCSE results.

Our pupils now move on to a range of exciting higher education opportunities – many now have confirmed places at leading universities including Oxford, London School of Economics, King’s College, London, Manchester, Loughborough and Edinburgh.

For the small number of St Edmund’s pupils who have had their CAGs adjusted down, we will provide support and advice throughout the appeals process to minimise their anxiety and quickly resolve any problems, using mock results where appropriate.

Given the turmoil of recent days regarding last minute adjustments to the results and appeals process, and the anxiety that this has undoubtedly caused for young people across the country, we hope that the appeals process currently being constructed by Ofqual is implemented and concluded as rapidly as possible.

Finally, I would also like to pay tribute to our remarkable teachers. Not only have they provided an inspirational education for this year group, but they also worked with focus, care and acute attention to detail to ensure that the Centre Assessed Grades and accompanying Rank Orders were an accurate reflection of our pupils work over two years and their innate ability. Today’s results underline the success and rigour of that process”.