A very different results day

It has been a very different A Level Results day, but one thing hasn’t changed: the hard work and determination of our pupils to achieve success. 

After the disruption and cancellation of exams due to Covid-19 Sixth Formers at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School didn’t really know what to expect when they came to collect their A Level results today.  For many students there was relief and joy as they opened their results.

Lauren Skeates, who is Deputy Head Girl, was delighted with her Distinction*, A* and B which have secured her a place at her first choice university to read Psychology, and said “I’m really excited and can’t wait to go to Exeter University.”

Joshua Cowen said he is “relieved and happy I am finally able to start the next step,” following his results of As in Physics and Product Design, and a B in Maths.  Joshua will be reading Aerospace Engineering at Loughborough University. 

Jake Woodhouse’s results of an A* in Physics, A in Biology and B in Maths have enabled him to take up a place at Cardiff University to read Physics and Medical Physics.    And Mosope Bamgbopa is off to Surrey University to read Business Management. 

Sam Adams is going to the University of the Arts in London to read Acting and Performance.  As well as getting the required grades, Sam had to pass an interview and audition, and it is unusual to be offered a place straight from school.   Sam, who had a starring role in the School production of Cabaret last year, said he felt “Pretty darn good” about his results. 

Two successful medics will be studying at Imperial and Nottingham as well as a successful Dentist who will read at Cardiff.  With regard to Russell Group, students will be going to destinations including Newcastle, Durham, Exeter, a number at UCL, Warwick, Edinburgh, York, Bristol and Birmingham. Approximately a third of all pupils who applied to University have achieved a place at a Russell Group University.

Headmaster, Mark Dixon said “It has been a stressful six months for our Sixth Formers but I am pleased so many have achieved their goals.  It has been great to welcome students back to school to collect their results, and to see so many happy and relieved faces.  This year we had an overall average grade of B, and there was particularly strong performance in French which averaged an A, and Art where all students got a B or above.  I would like to congratulate Sixth Formers on their success, and thank staff who have supported them so well.”

13th August 2020

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