By Adrian Frost , 4 September 2020

2020 has clearly been an extraordinary year because of the corona pandemic and this, in turn led to a very different process by which A Level and IB students were awarded their final grades. This means that it is impossible to provide our usual analysis of grades, especially in the context of comparisons to previous years.

We would, however, like to pay tribute to our students, who, throughout a difficult period, impressed us with their resilience, humour and determination. It’s important to remember that beneath the statistics and the politics, a huge number of students achieved excellent grades which clearly reflect their high levels of skill, hard work and tenacity. We wish them luck, and hopefully calmer waters, in their future plans .

A big thank you to the following students, who were kind enough to send us their 'results day selfies':

Jemima is now studying at Exeter reading Business Economics, having achieved an excellent one A* and two A grades – all alongside her achievements as a published poet!

Ismay, who joined us from Thomas Gainsborough School, is now studying Medicine at Sheffied, having achieved a stunning four A* grades!

Dan, who joined us from East Bergholt High School, is currently studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at The University of Manchester, having achieved two A’s and a B at A Level, alongside an A in his Financial Certificate: