A-level results: Buckswood’s joy at ‘best ever’ results

Students at Buckswood School celebrated top A-level results today (Thursday, August 13).

Thursday, 13th August 2020, 2:40 pm
Agnieszka received three A*s in chemistry, biology and maths SUS-200813-121958001

The Guestling school said it saw the best results in its history, with a record 45 per cent of all grades being at the top A* - A level and 73 per cent receiving A* to B grades, results which also top the national averages.

In a year that has been disrupted by the cancellation of exams students due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, results have been calculated using teacher predictions alongside a standardisation formula which takes it account, among other things, a school’s previous performance in exams.

Michael Shaw, Buckswood’s co-principal, said: “We are delighted for our students and staff, in a time of great difficulty for all.

“We knew we had an exceptionally strong cohort this year, but there has been much uncertainty over this year’s grading system, so we are pleased that the exam boards have agreed with our assessment of our student’s capabilities.

“Our predictions were based on a number of factors, including student performance during assessments and mock exams, assignments they had completed over the two-year period and on the excellent work our students continued to produce during the period of lockdown.

“These strong results also mean it is likely that many of our student’s will be able to attend their first choice university and move on to the next stage of their education.”

At a department level, Buckswood said art continued its history of outstanding results with 100 per cent of all grades being A* to B.

The school said it also saw strong performances in English, accounting, Spanish and computer science (100 per cent) and in chemistry, biology, economics and history (80 per cent).

On an individual level, Agnieska scored an exceptional A*A*A* and there was also noteworthy performances from Anais - A*AA, Emily – A*AA, Dias – AAA, Helena – AAB, Lili – AAB, Elvis – AAB and Shuyu – AAB.

Universities that Buckswood’s students will be attending in 2020 include University College London (UCL), Manchester, Lancaster, Sheffield, Glasgow, Loughborough, Goldsmiths, Kingston and Leicester.

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