For all A level students across the country, 2020 has been one of the most challenging years in education. As with all of the difficulties they have encountered, AGSB Year 13 students have risen superbly to the challenges posed by the cancellation of their examinations. As they receive their CAG/calculated A level grades, we congratulate them, and celebrate not only the hard work each one has put in over their time at AGSB, but also their resourcefulness, their enthusiasm and their wider contribution towards School life.
Head Master Graeme Wright said: “I want to pay huge tribute to all of the students in our leaving Year 13. Despite facing a number of challenges and setbacks, our Year 13 students have secured outstanding A Level results. They have demonstrated such resilience and deserve their great success. This year group have been outstanding and have achieved a huge amount throughout their time at AGSB. We wish them the best of luck for the future. I know that many students were frustrated that they were denied the opportunity to sit their examinations, and to demonstrate their academic ability in the usual way, but all at AGSB could not be prouder of how they have handled the challenges and uncertainty they have encountered. Their collective A level results are very impressive, and are testament to the talent, dedication and togetherness of this fantastic cohort.”
Despite the very strong results received by our leavers this year, we have decided it would be inappropriate to share headline figures here. We are however, delighted to report that after of two years’ hard work, the majority of our boys have had their first-choice university place confirmed. A total of 18 students have secured places at Oxford or Cambridge Universities and at least 26 have prestigious places to study Medicine with others still waiting on final decisions from their chosen university.
As is the case every year, the 6th Form team will continue to support and advise our students as they prepare for the next stage of their lives. In particular, with the Appeals processes still being finalised, and universities still adjusting to how this year’s results have been awarded, we are on hand to help with any questions that our pupils and their parents might have.