Chenderit School press release – 10th August 2021


Chenderit School is pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their A levels and other Level 3 qualifications this summer.

In this cohort of 107 Year 13 students over 70% of our university applicants have progressed to their first choice university, including to highly competitive places at establishments such as the University of Oxford and those in the Russell Group. Other members of our Year 13 cohort have applied for apprenticeships and employment and have already secured fantastic places with a variety of employers.

Caitlin Donohoe reflected on the past 2 years which she says ‘have been massively challenging but to come out with such amazing grades makes it all feel worthwhile!’ 

Harry Brain, with his two 2 A* and an A will begin at Warwick University next month to study Chemistry with medicinal chemistry. He stated: "I’m relieved to have received confirmation of my place. I did better than I was expecting and I’m overwhelmed. I’m over the moon.”        

Maisie Clark also achieved outstanding results with A* grades in English Lit, History and Sociology. She said: "I’m so happy and so excited. I’m now off to study Classics at Bristol.”

Grace Hall, with ABB in her A levels, will now begin her fashion promotion course at Manchester Met. She said: "I’m thrilled and very happy. We’re having a bbq later to celebrate.”

George Wood is also celebrating his results and will begin at Leeds Beckett next month where he will be studying Creative Media Technology. He stated: "I’m pleased with my results.”

And there were many other similar success stories this morning at Chenderit School, where, following the cancellation of exams nationally, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards.

Chenderit School’s headteacher, Jane Cartwright said: "We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year. At every stage in the past year we took the decision to maintain our planned curriculum, and switch to live lessons immediately once school closures were announced in January. Once we were able to reopen fully, we put in place a full programme of end-of-year assessments which means students can be confident that they have demonstrated what they know, understand and can do just as students in any usual year have done.  Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto further education and study, and we look forward to seeing what these Year 13 students will achieve in the future.”

Billy Belstone, Head of Sixth Form added: "The past two years have required our Year 13 students to be resilient, adaptive and strong, both academically and personally. Whilst their Sixth Form experience was not one that they or we had expected, our students have shown how hardworking and determined they are by not allowing the pandemic to stop them; by fully engaging with remote learning and seeking out wider opportunities such as virtual work experience, they are all going out into the world as prepared and productive young adults. We are incredibly proud of each and every one of them, not only for the grades that they have truly earned, but for the remarkable young people they have shown themselves to be. We are so proud of them and cannot wait to see what they are going to achieve over the next few years.”
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