A Level Results
We are delighted to be celebrating the significant successes of our Year 13 students today over the 7 years that they have studied with us. This year group were not able to show what they would have achieved in formal A Level and BTEC exams and instead, there has been a process of ranking and centre assessed grades produced by schools which have then been matched to the Ofqual grade distribution assigned to each school. This process has seen some controversy, but it must not detract from our students’ hard work, progress and educational excellence as they conclude their journey at secondary school.
This year we have seen 72 A* grades and 118 A grades achieved – indeed, 33% of the grades awarded to George Abbot students were A or A* grades, placing them amongst the highest performing students in the country. 18 of our students achieved all A* or A grades with 8 students including Bence Csakany, Fabio Dos Santos, Oliver Friend-Smith, Theo Elliott, Holly Freed, Lorna Mole, Ella Gibbons and Jenny Harrington achieving all A* grades.
Students have enjoyed similar success in vocational based BTEC subjects with over a third of all students taking a BTEC achieving a Distinction* or Distinction grade. Special recognition goes to Fraser Johns who achieved a Distinction in Sport and a Merit in Applied Science and Phoebe Gosling who achieved a Distinction* in Child Development.
These results ensure that the school maintains its position as one of the top non-selective schools in the area for A Level results. The school also has continued its long tradition of supporting students gaining places in some of the top ranked universities in the country with 5 students having achieved the grades required for them to meet their offers to study at Oxford or Cambridge, with a further 3 students securing places to read Medicine.
Sixth Form students will be taking part in an adapted George Abbot Graduation Ceremony as soon as circumstances allow. At the celebration, students will collect the George Abbot Graduation Certificate which recognises and rewards them not only for academic success, but also for their acquisition and development of new skills and citizenship work within the school and wider community. We can’t wait to finally be able to celebrate their success formally with them. Well done class of 2020!