Chiswick school celebrates ‘outstanding’ A-Level results

Images above: Chiswick School students pictured after receiving their A-level results 

Chiswick School is celebrating the ‘outstanding achievements’ of its students, following a triumphant A-levels results day.

The school said students had performed ‘incredibly well’ across the full range of A-Level and Level 3 qualifications, adding they will no doubt continue to do well within their chosen new destinations.

Teachers and staff were delighted to see many students progressing onto universities all around the country. Two students, Ronan and Ruby, have both accepted places at Cambridge University this September to study Maths and Human, Social, and Political Sciences. Alfie and Monica are progressing to Glasgow and Bristol to study English Literature and Psychology. Rose and Luca have secured places at Edinburgh and Durham to study French and Linguistics and Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Director of Sixth Form, Graham McNamara said:

“From the beginning of the pandemic, staff at Chiswick School delivered live lessons to ensure that students continued learning. Students deserve congratulations for their fortitude in such circumstances and we are immensely proud of the way they engaged with this.”

Headteacher Laura Ellener said:

“We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year. We look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.”

This year, following the cancellation of examinations, 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.

Hounslow schools receive 99.8% pass rate

Hounslow schools received a collective pass rate of 99.8%, an increase on last year’s rate. LB Hounslow said the high pass rate was a testament to the hard work of both the students and the commitment of schools and their teachers to ensure that high quality learning continued throughout a most challenging year.

Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services at Hounslow Council, said:

“I want to send a massive congratulations to Hounslow’s A-Level students for their phenomenal effort over the last year. Studying for A-Levels is hard at the best of times, never mind during a global pandemic!

“I hope that you received the grades you were looking for today to enable you to take your next steps in life, whether that’s entering the workplace or starting a course at university, or other training.

“Today will be a very exciting time for many students who are moving into a new phase of life, and I wish you every luck, success and happiness for the future!

“For those of you who are still thinking about what your next move will be, or if you didn’t get the grades you were expecting, there is plenty of support available to help you think through the different education, employment or training opportunities available.

“There are always options open and there are many roads to success and fulfilment, so I urge you to reach out and get that support if you need it.

“I also want to thank Hounslow’s brilliant teachers and schools. As a teacher myself, I know how hard you’ve all been working, under very challenging circumstances during the pandemic.

“You have clearly gone the extra mile to provide an excellent education for the borough’s children, and we see that reflected in the grades today.”

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