For the second year in a row, students in St. Albans and Harpenden fearfully opened their A-Level scores after completing their courses without final exams.
Two years of hard work in challenging circumstances amid a global pandemic certainly paid off for Verulam students who celebrated record results in A-level and professional courses.
Stephen Base, senior high school director, said, “Ironically, the effects of two years of ineligibility and intermittent study left our students better prepared than ever for home study and repetition.
“In addition, they approached their modular style reviews in March, April and May with a lot of courage and determination for success.”
Students from Beaumont School in St Albans celebrate their A-level results.
– Credit: Beaumont
Outgoing Headmaster Paul Ramsey added, “I am incredibly proud of the hard work and optimism of this cohort of students.
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Sir John Lawes School director Phil Newbery said he was incredibly proud of their A-Level and BTEC students after two challenging years.
“Finishing your studies during a global pandemic is not what students expected two years ago when they started their courses. But instead of complaining, they have worked extremely hard both in school and from a distance and have.” deserve all the successes they have achieved. “
Sir John Lawes students Justine Jing and Jay Colsten-Patel.
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Senior School Leader Cait Rickard adds: “After getting to know the different experiences the students have over the past two years, it is wonderful to see how much they have achieved. I am very proud of them, not only for their academic achievements, but also for the mature, responsible young people they have grown to be. You are certainly more than ready to face all the challenges in the world. “
Justine Jing, who got 4 A * s and is going to Cambridge to study law, said it was a proud day
for you and my family.
“I’ve worked incredibly hard over the years. It’s been tough with the uncertainty, but if you keep applying and having the support of your teachers, you can achieve anything you can imagine.”
Jay Colsten-Patel, who also got 4 A * marks and is doing a gap year, added: “Thank you to the school for always believing in me and for supporting me on this unpredictable path, I am so relieved!”
Beaumont students achieved excellent results in their A and BTEC degrees with five A * and two A grades.
Beaumont twins Rob and Tom Linzell.
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Headmaster Martin Atkinson said: “I am immensely proud of what this cohort has achieved in unprecedented circumstances.
“During the nationwide lockdown, their teachers made sure the high quality learning could continue remotely, with additional support from pastoral staff and our 13th grade students.
Assistant Principal Yvonne Powdrell added, “As a school, we have been able to meet all of the quality assurance standards set by Ofqual and the examination boards in assessing our students and are confident that our graduates have acquired skills and qualifications that will enable them to enjoy the opportunities of higher education and can also be used to the full. “
Verulam students collect their A-level results.
– Credit: Verulam
At the time the Herts advertiser went to press, not all high schools in the district had released details of their results. We expect a statement from the Headmasters of St Albans and Harpenden Secondary School (STASSH) to coincide with the release of GCSE results on Thursday, but it was too late for this week’s print edition.