Alderbrook School is delighted to report some outstanding A Level achievements this summer and we would like to congratulate all our students.
The 2021 cohort has faced unprecedented challenges over the last 18 months and yet they have shown enormous resilience to continue to strive for very strong outcomes. Our students are now deservedly going onto a range of fantastic destinations in higher education, training and employment and we wish them all the very best in their future endeavours.
Those heading to university this September will be attending institutions across the UK, with a large number continuing to achieve places at ‘Russell Group’ universities, including: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Leeds, Kings College London, Nottingham, Southampton, Warwick and University College London. Reflecting the academic interests and talents of this year group, students will study a wide range of courses, from Advertising to Civil Engineering; International Law and Globalisation to PE with Sports Coaching; Accounting to Marine Biology with Oceanology. We wish them all great success.
Honourable mentions go to Anika who achieved 4 A* A Level grades – Anika looks forward to joining the exceptional mathematics community at the University of Warwick. Vijay, Shuaib and Zayan are also to be applauded for their outstanding performance of 3 A*s each. Our congratulations to a further 19 students who all achieved a flush of A* / A grades across 3 or 4 A Level subjects. Special acknowledgement also goes to Luke, Sam, Tom and Aaliyah who all made significant progress from their KS4 starting point.
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. The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic.
Headteacher, Tom Beveridge, said: “We are immensely proud of all the achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted period. They have truly lived out the school values of Ambition, Bravery and Kindness, and we wish them all the very best in their onward study, training and employment. Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto destinations of their choice, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future. There is lots of speculation in the media about the value of this year’s results; this is a real shame as we know that the students deserve their grades and the students themselves should be extremely proud of their results.”
Anna Allen, Director of Sixth Form, said: “We are delighted that despite the challenging circumstances students have faced, our leavers have been able to progress to higher education or apprenticeships of their choosing. This is testament to the close-knit community here at Alderbrook with committed students and staff working hard, fully supported by our parents/carers. Congratulations to you all!”