After two years of disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s results are particularly important for students, who have had to adapt to new ways of learning.
At most of the school’s students were celebrating their impressive results. The school’s Headteacher, said: “Students at all levels of ability have shown impressive determination and this has led to their high level of performance. These results are also testament to the commitment of our teaching body who go out of their way to nurture each individual.”
The school’s top performer who achieved three A+ grades in Maths, Further Maths and Physics. She said: “I’m so happy with my results. I’ve worked really hard and it’s paid off. I’m going to study Medicine at Oxford University.”
Another high-flyer who achieved two A+ grades and an A. He said: “I’m really pleased with my results. I’m going to study Computer Science at Cambridge University.”
Not all students were celebrating, however. Some students were disappointed with their results and will now have to go through the clearing process to find a place at university.
Despite the disappointment of a few, overall, it was a day of celebration for students across the UK. They have worked hard and they deserve their success.
Here are some other highlights from the day:
The overall A Level pass rate was 98.1%, down from 98.7% last year. However, the number of students achieving A+ grades increased by 1.2%.
The number of students taking A Levels has also increased, with over 400,000 students sitting exams this year.
The most popular A Level subjects were Maths, English Literature and Biology.
The Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, said: “I am delighted that this year’s A Level results are once again strong. These results are testament to the hard work and dedication of students, teachers and parents. I wish all students the very best of luck in their future studies and careers.”
What happens next?
Students who are happy with their results can now start to think about their next steps. They may have already received offers from universities, or they may need to go through the clearing process.
Students who are not happy with their results can also consider retaking their exams or applying to a different university.
Whatever they decide to do, students should remember that they are not alone. There are many support services available to help them through this time.
A Level results day is always a day of mixed emotions. For some students, it is a day of celebration, while for others it is a day of disappointment. However, whatever the outcome, it is important for students to remember that they are not alone and that there are many support services available to help them.