Chenderit School Press Release - A level Results13/08/2020
In this most unusual year we would like to congratulate our students on their A level results and wish them well as they progress to the next stage of their education.
Owing to the cancellation of end-of-course exams this year’s results have been calculated by exam boards and the government agency Ofqual, on the basis of information provided by teachers, subject to a moderation process conducted nationally.
Centres were asked to make their best assessment of what grade the student would be most likely to receive and to place candidates in rank order. The purpose of this ranking was to allow adjustments to take place to ensure the distribution of grades at a national level was similar to previous years.
There was certain to be some mismatch between centre-assessed grades and the final grades awarded by exam boards to ensure consistency in grade distribution between years, and this was recognised in the process that was used. This is a process that has never been attempted before and was forced by circumstances which nobody could possibly have foreseen.
Chenderit staff worked diligently to provide grades for students and to place them in rank order as fairly and accurately as possible.
Billy Belstone, Head of Sixth Form said "Our Year 13 students have always been an incredibly resilient and hardworking cohort, and the events of the past few months have shown just how strong they are. We are so proud of each and every one of them and we cannot wait to see the amazing things that they go on to achieve in the future.”
In a year when many things have been uncertain we are delighted to note that over 80% of our university applicants have progressed to their first choice university, including to extremely competitive courses such as Medicine and to renowned establishments such as Oxford University and the prestigious universities of the Russell Group. 25% of our Year 13 students have also applied for apprenticeships and have already secured places in a variety of sectors such as childcare and aerospace; in some cases our students have beaten national competition to gain these places, which is also to be commended.
Jane Cartwright, Headteacher, said "In this most unusual of
years, I would like to congratulate our students for all they have achieved
during their time at Chenderit. Our students have shown great resilience and
have been a credit to themselves, their families and our sixth form. On behalf
of the governing body and our staff, I would like to wish our students well as
they progress to university, employment, or as they begin their gap year.”
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