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A-level results 2020: Deepings School

A-level results at the Deepings School are said to have improved year on year.

Whilst a number of pupils will be starting apprenticeships imminently, the majority of our Year 13 students are going to their first-choice university, including universities such as Durham, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, and York.

Richard Lord, headteacher, said: “In what has, of course, been a really unsettling few months for our students and their families, it is great to see that so many students have achieved excellent results. I would like to congratulate them on the hard work throughout their schooling that has led to these results and I would also like to thank the staff who have supported them in their studies. Our staff spent a considerable amount of time working to provide accurate and quality assured centre assessed grades for their students.

The Deepings School - Katie Hand
The Deepings School - Katie Hand

"Our priority at the moment is to support all of our students in progressing to their next step, whether that is university, an apprenticeship or full-time employment. We wish them all the very best for their respective futures. For any student who feels that the grade awarded was not a true reflection of their performance, we will be working hard to ensure that the recently announced ‘triple lock’ process is used to guarantee them the fairest grade possible."

He added: "Whilst I do not think that it is appropriate or fair to quote whole school statistics this year, due to the different way that results have been derived during the COVID-19 pandemic, I am delighted to report that our students’ results have improved and confirm that the quality of education at the Deepings School is good."

The Deepings School - James Russell
The Deepings School - James Russell

Phil Smith, assistant headteacher with responsibility for the sixth form, added: “It is pleasing to see so many of our students rewarded with excellent grades, and so many having made terrific progress from their GCSEs given the difficult circumstances in which the Year 13 results have been generated this year. Make no doubt about it, this cohort of Year 13 students worked extremely hard and deserve their grades and the opportunities that these grades will present to them."

Head prefect Katie Hand achieved the top results this year, and said: "I am extremely grateful for all the support and encouragement my teachers gave me through sixth form, and I'm incredibly excited to be continuing my studies at Durham university in September."

The Deepings School - Sam Jacklin
The Deepings School - Sam Jacklin

Amongst this year’s highest achieving pupils were:

Katie Hand: mathematics A*, English literature A, history A, EPQ A*

Lillian Capano: art A*, English language A, geography B

Thomas Dickinson: sociology A*, English literature A, history B

Sam Jacklin: computer science A, mathematics A, further mathematics A

Melody King: sociology A*, art A, biology B

James Russell: economics A, mathematics A, physics A

Hannah Guest: economics A, biology A, psychology B

Gabriella Amaral: English language A, Spanish A, history C

Paige Brown: sociology A, business studies B, physics B

Eleanor Garwell: biology A, chemistry B, mathematics B

Elizabeth Horder: English language A, economics B, English literature B

Zach Jakins: chemistry A, mathematics B, physics B

Emily McCann: psychology A, sociology A, biology C

Harry Stephenson: economics A, physical education A, English language C

Additionally, students who made excellent progress since their GCSE examination results included Adam Wallis, Callum Quinn, Andriani Tsamtsakis, Lucy Niblock, Euan Beeby and Nathan Pearson.

To find out results from other schools in the area, click here.

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