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"I am incredibly proud of our students’ achievements this year, especially during the difficult circumstances that have arisen from the COVID-19 crisis. Students may not have sat exams this summer, but they have worked hard during their two-year course and have had to face the uncertainty and many other challenges that are not part of the normal A level experience. They deserve their excellent results and I wish all of them the very best for their next steps.”

Janet Sheriff, Executive Headteacher, Prince Henry’s Grammar School.

The school’s Teacher Assessed A Level Grades, developed via a rigorous assessment, standardisation and moderation processes, have not been changed by the Exam Boards. This means that, despite all the uncertainty and disruption to learning caused by the pandemic, students have achieved the grades that they deserve. The vast majority of Year 13 students at Prince Henry’s have been able to secure a place at their chosen university, apprenticeship, or workplace and overall school achievement is very impressive.

Although the overall results will not be published (because they are not directly comparable with historic performance) it is good to be able to celebrate some of the individual outstanding successes. For example, the following Prince Henry’s students achieved 4 A* grades each:

Reuben Cochrane in English Literature, History, Maths and Physics. Reuben has secured a place to study Economics and Economic History at LSE.

Poppy Jopson in English Literature, Geography, Maths and Biology, Poppy has secured a place to study Human Geography at Durham.

William Hallidie Smith in Geography, Biology, Chemistry and his Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). William has also secured a place to study Geography at Durham.

Thomas Bebbington achieved 3 A* and an A in Maths, Physics, Computing and Economics respectively. Thomas has secured a place to study Physics with Astrophysics at Warwick University.

There were 3 A* grades each for Lucy Preston, Lilly Ross, Alex Myland, Lucy Dugdale and Kathryn Davies. Whilst Daniel Ellis and Ellis Stanton achieved 2A* and 2A grades each.

Ellen Crampton achieved the 3 A grades needed to study Dentistry and Ethan Dawrant, Caitlin Riley and Alex Myland all achieved the grades needed to study Medicine.

There was a high level of success in the vocational courses at Prince Henry’s too. For example, the following students achieved a Double Distinction* in BTEC Sport:

Fin Deeley (who also achieved a Distinction* in Business), Jonas Lord (who also achieved a grade A in Spanish), Milly Boshier (who also achieved A levels in Geography and Psychology), and Milly Armitage (who also achieved an A level in Biology).

Bethany Pollard achieved Distinction* in Business and Distinction* in Health and Social Care, alongside a Distinction in Food Science and Nutrition.

There were many other high achievers in both academic and vocational courses – far too many to mention them all here! It was great to see so many Prince Henry’s students in school this morning, collecting their results face to face and celebrating together.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the team of talented staff at Prince Henry’s, who have worked exceptionally hard this year, in extraordinary circumstances, to help all students secure progression to their next stage.”

Janet Sheriff, Executive Headteacher, Prince Henry’s Grammar School