This press release, following the publication of examination results for 2020, encapsulates the excellent achievements of our students in a year unlike any other.
At The Woodroffe School, we are immensely proud of our students and wish them the very best for the future. We will continue to offer our full support and assistance to all those who need it during the coming days and weeks following the release of the A-Level and level 3 results. These are unprecedented times and together we succeed.
This has been a very challenging year for all students and the significant disruption to education has been felt most keenly by those who should have taken their final exams this summer. Our school has a long track record of academic excellence and this year, despite the difficulties faced, is no different. Our students have achieved incredibly well across the full range of A-Level and Level 3 qualifications and will continue to do so within their chosen new destinations.
We are disappointed that the school year ended so abruptly and prevented students from experiencing some of the key moments in their education. However, we are continually amazed by the resilience and perseverance shown by our students in very challenging circumstances.
We also recognise the anxiety caused by the events of the past few months and thank our parents and carers for their continued support.
Our staff have worked incredibly hard to ensure that students have been cared for and have continued to receive the best education possible. We have strived to ensure that students have been given every chance to pursue their chosen next steps and staff will remain available to offer support and guidance where needed.
As ever, there were some outstanding individual A Level performances: Jamie Waplington achieved 4 A* grades in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics securing him a place to study Physics at the University of Bath, Theo Heath-Coleman achieved 2 A* grades in Biology and Chemistry and 2 A grades in Religious Studies and Maths securing him a place to study Medicine at Oxford University. Kitty Ford achieved 2 A* grades in History and Politics and an A grade in Religious Studies securing her a place to study History and Politics at Cambridge University, Jasmine Aldridge achieved 2 A* in Religious Studies and English Literature and an A in Classical Civilisation, Chet Gillespie achieved 2 A* grades in Maths and Further Maths and a B grade in Physics, Katy Henderson achieved an A* grade in Chemistry and 2 A grades in Biology and Maths, James Turner achieved an A* in Religious Studies and 3 A grades in Classical Civilisation, English Literature and English Language, Grace Bellorini achieved an A * grade in English Literature and 2 A grades in Classical Civilisation and Chemistry. Katy Betts, Felix Thompson, Sean Harvey and Oscar Bowskill all achieved 3 A grades.
It was pleasing to see so many top grades across all subject areas including Humanities, Sciences and the Arts.
Students will be leaving Woodroffe to take places at many of the top universities in the country and I am pleased to say that the majority of students secured excellent university places. We wish them well and are confident that they are on course to succeed at degree level and beyond.