Sixth Form News
Congratulations to our Class of 2020 on their A Level Results Day. Despite the challenge of reduced classroom time, a shortened academic year, no public examinations and unusual situation of schools predicting grades, our young people have been determined, resilient and successful.
Many students have achieved top grades and the College has reduced the disadvantaged gap with a positive value added score gained. We are pleased that a large number of our students have gained places at universities and Russell Group Universities as well as other higher education institutions and apprenticeship schemes. There has been much to celebrate, at a social distance, within our Sixth Form.
Our results show 36% of our students were awarded A* to B grades and 61% were awarded A* to C grades. This is a really good outcome following such a challenging time. Throughout their study at Hatcham College, we have encouraged our students to reach their full potential and consider further education, and we are so proud of our young people.
We recognise that there are number of students who like their teachers will be paying close attention to government updates on Mock Exam Grades overriding Ofqual Standardised Grades. Keeping in mind that our appeals may or may not be successful, this year’s outcomes do bring much optimism and hope that students have made progress and many have been successful in securing their first choice university.
As well as outstanding individual performances, including there were 19 Grade A* and A grades awarded. Our Head Girl, Emilia Campos Bedingfield who achieved A*AB has confirmed her place at University of Oxford to study History. Our Head Boy, Folami Iyiola has achieved three Grade As with three Grade A* in his Mock examinations securing a place at Homerton College, University of Cambridge. Another of our pupils, Uwaila Ehioghae, successfully gained a place to study Medicine at Cardiff University. We will have a fuller picture of exactly how many of our students have achieved places into Russell Group and other universities by 7thcSeptember 2020.
By Thursday evening, 71 students had secured places at University. 18 students have secured places at Russell Group Universities and a total of 66 students secured their first choice University. 28 students are going through clearing and 26 students are waiting for their university of choice to respond. We are also very proud our Apprenticeship / School Leaver contingent as 7 of our students are entering into the world of work. 26 of our students also plan to take a GAP year before going to university in 2021. The number of students awaiting clearing is more pronounced this time than last year.
Some other key highlights include Art, Photography and Spanish all secured an average A Level Grade of A. Music, History, Sociology, Mathematics and Further Mathematics achieved an average A Level Grade of B. Furthermore, the percentage of A* - B in Sociology was 70% which is very good indeed.
We may wish to acknowledge that there are still students trying to gain places at university or other employment schemes. They may require support with clearing and grade appeals. We can provide students with further support both face to face (by appointment) or remotely from home. Please contact James Heafield (Vice Principal, Achievement & Standards), John Deane (Assistant Principal), Dan Crowley (Head of Sixth Form), Theo Shenbanjo (Assistant Business Manager) by email.
We wish all of our Sixth Form all the very best as their move on to the next adventures of their educational journey and/or careers.