In what has been a challenging year on so many levels we are delighted to announce the A Level results for St Edward’s School. This year our students secured 42% of all results at grades A*-A, 73% at grades A*-B, 94% at grades A*-C, and there was a 100% pass rate.
Headmaster, Matthew Burke said “Our Upper Sixth students have faced enormous challenges during their A Level studies, with the introduction of remote learning, uncertainty over how they would be assessed and now debates over the way in which their grades have been awarded. I would like to pay tribute to them, their parents and, of course, the outstanding staff at St Edward’s who, throughout the seven years many of the students have been with us, have done everything possible to prepare our young people not only for the end of their school studies, but also for their next steps, whether that be university, apprenticeship, employment or gap year.”
For a school that looks at the whole person it is wrong to single out individual students, but there are some this year whose results put them among the best in the country and these include Theo, Louis, Jakub, Gemma, Abbie, Ben and James who all secured straight A/A* in their A Level subjects.
St Edward’s students have successfully gained places at some of the country’s most sought after universities including the University of Exeter, Durham University, King’s College London, University of Bath, Cardiff University, Queen Mary University of London, University of Leeds, University of Birmingham, University of Sheffield and Coventry University. They will be studying a diverse range of courses such as Law, Global Health & Social Medicine, Philosophy, Banking & Finance, Medicine, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Mechanical Engineering, Veterinary Science, Chinese Studies & Business Management and Music.
Mr Burke continued, “All the students who are leaving us this year having completed their A Level studies are a success. Our value-added scores consistently place us in the top 10% of schools nationally, and we know that the educational experience we provide not only ensures our students achieve academic success, but that they are prepared for the next stage in their lives. During the Summer Term, our Upper Sixth remained engaged with school, completing online qualifications in areas ranging from stock trading to contract law as well as IT security, digital marketing, pre-university studies, CV workshops and interview technique – all part of the St Edward’s educational experience. We wish them all the very best in whatever they choose to do next. Both the students and their families know that they will always be part of the St Edward’s community and that we are proud of who they are, what they have become and what they will be.”
We are looking forward to welcoming all of our students back on the first day of term in September when all year groups return to begin their academic studies for the 2020/2021 academic year.