We are genuinely proud of our class of 2020 and they have great cause to celebrate. Our teachers, who knew them well, looked at evidence in each subject, held departmental standardisation meetings to discuss each student and awarded the grades that they have received today. In a small number of cases, the statistical model used by Ofqual awarded them a higher grade and they will have received the higher of the two on their certificates today. This has been a rigorous process and the students have earned these grades with their hard work and dedication to their studies under very difficult circumstances. They will now be able to able to build on their success during post-16 careers.
They have shown commitment and a determination to achieve their potential throughout their time at the Anglo, embracing fully, the unique international experiences this school affords them and this has been rewarded, despite being denied the opportunity to sit a final exams this summer.
We look forward to regrouping and seeing them all together again in September, along with those students who will join our International Sixth Form from other schools. For those seeking pastures new, we wish them every success with their chosen pathways. Their distinctively broad and international education at Anglo has ensured they will be well-prepared for whatever the future holds and will serve them well.
As always, these grades are provisional and subject to appeal. Parents and students will also know from the national and local news that any BTEC grades are currently subject to review and will be confirmed next week. We have been assured they are not likely to change downwards.
We recognise this has been a volatile period of change, uncertainty and anxiety; our students have shown great courage, resilience and commitment to their learning throughout and we are very proud of their achievements today:
Freya Baumber (pictured) celebrates 10 grade 9s and 1 grade 8 today. She said she was “Very shocked and slightly overwhelmed.” She continues into Anglo’s International Sixth Form to pursue A levels in RS, English Literature, Politics and French.
Kai Jones is to be congratulated on achieving, 6 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s and a grade 7 this morning. He progresses into the Sixth Form at AES to study the International Baccalaureate Diploma, studying, English Literature, Mathematics Applications and Physics at Higher and Geography, Japanese and Art at Standard. He said, “I’m really happy; the A level downgrading worried me greatly but now I feel we have the results we would have achieved.”
Gloria Rusciani joins an elite group of triple linguistics leaving the Anglo this year, with top grade 9s in Italian, French and Spanish and two more 9s in English and English Literature. She said, “I am over the moon and really grateful that my hard work paid off after all the confusion and the prospect of down-grading last week. It’s such a relief!” Gloria is progressing to the International Sixth Form to study the AIB route, which combines A Levels with IB Standards from the International Baccalaureate suite. She will study: English Literature, Spanish, Sociology at A Level and IB Standards in History and Psychology.
Bradley Asumang achieved 6 grade 9s. 3 8s and 2 7s to gain a place at Brampton Manor to study 4 A levels in Economics, Maths, Further Maths and Sociology. Mathematics has always been his passion and two grade 9s in GCSE Mathematics and Further Mathematics means he is on course to continue his study of this subject at a higher level. He said, “I’m really pleased that my hard work in since Year 7 has been recognised.”