Congratulations to our A-Level, IBCP and AIB students who have achieved outstanding A Level results today. This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards, using a randomly selected sample of assessed work. We celebrate and applaud these outcomes, particularly recognising the huge disruption to teaching and learning caused by two affected academic years of Covid 19. Despite the challenges and constant interruptions, this year group has embraced the blended learning experience, which combined innovative remote learning strategies and traditional classroom learning. They showed huge resilience and developed independent learning skills which will have prepared them well for their next stage of learning at university or on apprenticeship courses. Stuart Newton, Director of Sixth Form, said “I’m extremely proud of this year group, not only in terms of the outstanding resilience they have demonstrated but also in terms of their desire to take all the challenges they have faced head on and produce an excellent set of results. We know wherever they go next, including some of the best universities in the world, the unique international education they have received at the Anglo will prepare them well for a globalised workplace and we wish them all the best with the next stage of their academic journeys”
Notable achievers were Nicholas Champness who achieved 4 A*s to progress to study German at the University of Oxford, and Torsten Archer who achieved 3 A*s and 1 A who will take up a place at the University of Cambridge to study Law. Lula Dune Fletcher achieved 1 A* and 3 As and Linnae Abraham and Sienna Federman and all achieved 2A*s, 1A and a B. Ella Ratteray-Drover was awarded 3 As and a B. To achieve 4 A Levels with such high grades deserves huge recognition and congratulations.
Torsten Archer said: “I was delighted to receive my results this morning after a testing two years. I would just like to thank the wonderful teachers for all their hard work in helping me to reach this point. I will be thrilled to continue on my educational journey with my law degree at Cambridge.”
Lula Dune Fletcher was incredibly happy with her achievements and has decided to take a gap year. “I joined Anglo in Year 7 and I feel that the school provided me with experiences and unforgettable opportunities. My results are not only the result of my hard work but also reflects the support the school gave me in order to succeed.”
From the AIB cohort who chose to study a combination of A Levels and IB Standard courses, special congratulations to Ellie Thackeray with 2 A*s, an A and an IBS 6, to Alissa Mainstone who achieved 1 A*, 2 As and an IBS 7 and Emily Morse who was awarded 1A*, 2 Bs and 2 IBS 6s.
Ellie Thackeray has secured a place at Nottingham University where she will be studying Law. “I really enjoyed my time at Anglo, especially the exchange visits. My favourite was visiting China in Year 10. I am glad that these opportunities were available to me. I am really looking forward to starting university in September.”
We are always especially proud of those who exceed the expectations of the progress data generated from GCSE achievements and excel beyond such predications. These achievements are often the result of extremely hard work and dedication to their studies. This year, A level progress scores were exceptional for Bee Balfourth, Jessica Ubaka, Maia Vidal-Garner, Mollie Penn, Cline Mangwana, Amelia Delves, Annabel Denton, Robyn Gracia-Thomas and Anita Ghosh. Anglo is particularly proud of your success.
Jessica Ubaka said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to the Anglo, without whom I would not have found out who I am today. I came to school as an external student without a sense of who I was and the Sixth Form teachers helped show me that I can be whoever I want to be. If I could give one piece of advice it would be to trust the teachers, ask questions and work in the study room. I would like to become a published author and will go on to study English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Exeter.”
This is an outstanding set of results for our students and they should be incredibly proud of their achievements. Our A Level results reflect the excellent commitment of our students, the expertise and dedicated support from their teachers under hugely challenging circumstances this year and the notable support and encouragement from our parents, in a year where home learning took on whole new meaning! Anglo students have been justly rewarded with outstanding results at both A Level and through the previously awarded IB Diploma, where the school exceeded global averages once again.
What is equally impressive is that these results have been achieved across the possible 71 A Level and IB subjects that we offer our students in such a broad, challenging and balanced curriculum. Our students not only achieved A Level, IB, BTEC and Financial Studies Diploma results but also accomplished the most incredible achievements in Creativity Action Service, Theory of Knowledge, international visits and exchanges and through intensive research projects for EPQ and the Extended Essay which covered broad topics of enquiry such as ‘Personhood in relation to Artificial Intelligence’ and ‘The impacts of an oligopolistic vaccine market on US and Nigerian living standards’. These skills are highly valued by our colleagues in Higher Education and we are thrilled that 80% of our students will be progressing to their first choice Universities; 43% to Russell Group Universities with successful application to both the USA and countries as far away as the Ukraine. We have also had successful applications for a number of Higher Level Apprenticeships in areas such as banking and the automotive industry.
Lily Parris, who has secured a place a Princeton University in the USA, where she will major in Medical Anthropology whilst taking up an athletics scholarship said, “I thoroughly enjoyed the international atmosphere and the mix of cultures, which is an environment that I wanted to replicate when looking for places at overseas universities”
Jody Gee, Headteacher said: “We are incredibly proud of all the intense commitment and dedication of our students under such difficult and challenging circumstances this year. These outstanding outcomes are very well deserved. We are grateful to the incredible team of teaching and professional support staff in the Sixth Form who have worked tirelessly to ensure students have been supported pastorally and academically to achieve the outcomes they truly deserve and which allows them to progress onto their chosen pathways through further education and study. We are immensely proud of them and look forward to seeing them go on to do even greater things in the future.”
Mr Barrs, Headteacher said:” This is my 17th and final set of results before I retire. Both the students and I move on to our next chapter and do so with very strong foundations to build on. I am also sure that we will all “fly off the cliff” with confidence! I am very proud of all that they have achieved and the challenges they have overcome including the most disruption caused to the education of any generation in present time. I wish them every success”.