SIXTH FORMERS ACHIEVE HIGH GRADES DESPITE PANDEMIC DISRUPTION
Sixth formers from Charnwood College, part of the David Ross Education Trust, celebrated their hard-earned A level results.
These are the first set of exam results for A levels since 2019. Grades have been awarded using teacher assessment for the past two years due to all the disruption caused by the pandemic.
The results from this year’s cohort are particularly remarkable since they have not had the experience of sitting any of their GCSEs in the exam hall under normal exam conditions.
To help them prepare for the examinations, the school have provided 5 hours of study, per subject per week, study packs, staffed the new independent study facility and provided interventions at lunch time, after school and over the Easter period.
Charnwood College has been celebrating particularly outstanding results achieved by many students, including:
- Colin Foord, three As (Maths Biology and Physics), studying Adventure Sports Science at Bangor University. Colin said: “I am so pleased with the results of my A levels, I am really grateful for the support from my family and the staff of Charnwood college. All of the hard work has paid off and I'm looking forward to moving on to Bangor University to study Adventure Sport Science.”
- Lane Campbell, three Distinction grades (Sports Diploma), studying Sport at Loughborough College
- Luke Gill, A*AB (Geography, Economics, Biology), studying Geography
- Matthew Hall, A*AB (Business, Economics, Geography), studying Business Management and Supply Chain Management at Hull University
- Kitty Wykes, ABB (English, Sociology, History), taking a gap year before pursuing a degree apprenticeship in education. Kitty said: “I am very happy with my results, thank you for all the support from the staff at Charnwood College. I look forward to using these results to get a degree apprenticeship in education.”
- Jamil Chowdhury, ABB (Economics, Maths Biology), studying Economics at Edinburgh University. Jamil Said: “I am looking forward to starting at Edinburgh university to study economics. I am glad the wait for results is over and I can move on to university. Charnwood College has prepared for this next step, thank you.”
- Ben Seager, ABB (Maths, Biology, Economics) plus a C grade in Further Maths, looking at university option to studying Artificial intelligence and Computer Science
Principal Alastair O’Connor, Charnwood College said:
“I am delighted for students and staff who have worked so hard over the last two years and during the pandemic. To get to this point, students have shown real dedication in their studies and resilience in sitting their formal exams.
“I am sure that these attributes will stand them in good stead in their next stage, whether that be an undergraduate course, apprenticeship, employment or wider challenges. For many students, their summer break has already been filled with some remarkable challenges - Sam Darlow and Lane Campbell being called up for international sporting duties, and Ben Seager and Max Glassar spending a month’s expedition in Tanzania.
“I am so proud of the incredible cohort of 2022 and wish them all the success in the future.”
Stuart Burns, Chief Executive at the David Ross Education Trust, said:
“I am so proud of our students and staff and the resilience they have shown throughout the pandemic, which has been a really challenging period for all schools.
“Students and staff have worked so well together, collaborating, adapting, and ultimately achieving their goals.
“Particular congratulations to Colin Foord and Lane Campbell for their glowing results. And well done to all our students. I wish you every success in the future.”