Sixth Form students from De Aston School are celebrating today after receiving their A Level and applied-vocational results at the end of a year like no other.
There were a number of notable successes for Year 13 students, with many of them now going on to study at university.
With a collection of A* and A grades Chloe Chuck secured her place at the University of St Andrews to study English. De Aston School Head Girl Chloe receives the prize for ‘Best A Levels’ in 2020.
Also receiving A* and A grades, Jenny Radley secured her place at the University of York to study English.
With three As apiece Daniel Newton is going on to study Physics at Lancaster University, while Molly Entwistle will be training to become a primary school teacher at York St John University.
Lauren Graham received two As to confirm her place at Nottingham Trent University to study Textiles. Meanwhile James Kirk, Oliver Carey and Kaitlyn Callis all received three Bs to confirm their chosen courses. Ellyse Gilliot secured an apprenticeship in Nursing at Lincoln Hospital with her B B and Distriction grades.
Year 13 had their final year of Sixth Form cut short in March as the country went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Summer exams were cancelled, with results being calculated based on predicted outcomes.
De Aston School Headteacher, Simon Porter, commented:
“I am incredibly impressed by the way this year’s Year 13 have conducted themselves through this unprecedented situation. They have shown great stoicism in the face of unparalleled circumstances.
“I taught many of them when they were in Year 11 and have taught almost half of them this year as A Level English Literature students. I know them incredibly well and I want to take this opportunity to wish them well as they go on to make their mark in the world. They are an exceptional year group and they will go on to do big things in the future.
“I also want to thank my staff for the quality of the teaching that they delivered throughout the last two years, it is that teaching that has seen this year group educated to such a high standard.
“There is a lot to digest over the government’s exam processes but today it should be all about the students and a celebration of the progress they have made and their achievements over the last two years.”
Head of Sixth Form at De Aston School Kerry Rivett said:
“I am so incredibly proud of this year group. It has been a pleasure to be their Head of Sixth Form and I can’t wait to see what they all go on to achieve in their futures. While it has been a challenging end to the year, I hope students can reflect on their time with us with pride. We wish them all the very best.”