I am immensely proud of both our GCSE and A Level students who have studied through such a tumultuous year with traditional exams cancelled and students often having to isolate. Students have had to show real grit. Alongside their studies, they have had to learn how to be flexible and adaptable to change, and I am incredibly proud of them.
At A Level, 86% of grades awarded were A/A* and 56% were A*. Many of the year group are heading to university to study STEM subjects such as robotics engineering, medicine, maths and computer science. Other popular university options include creative writing and languages. The most popular destinations this year were Durham, UAL, UCL, Birmingham and UEA.
GCSE students are to be congratulated, with 26% of grades at 9, 52% of grades at 8-9, and 74% at grades 7-9. Year 11 students battled the disruptions of the last year and still contributed to wider school life through music, dance, sport, charity work and journalism. Pupils delivered science lessons to Year 6 students during lockdown, took part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, achieving their bronze awards and worked as charity representatives to help with food donations to the City Mission food bank during the pandemic.
Well done to the exceptional class of 2021 for staying the course and giving it your all, despite everything.
Rosie McColl, Head of Brighton Girls