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A-level results 2020: Harington School

The process of grading A-level pupils this year has benefited those studying at Harington School in Oakham, its headteacher has said.

More than a third of all grades were at A*-A and nearly 90 of all grades were at A*-C.

Headteacher John Harrison said: “I am really proud of the achievements of all our students. Our students worked incredibly hard prior to lockdown and rightly deserve the opportunity to celebrate their achievements before starting the next stage of their journey.

Harington School A-level results day
Harington School A-level results day

"This year A-level results have been awarded by the exam boards based on centre predictions made by the school alongside an applied statistical formula. This methodology has particularly benefited centres like Harington with a history of strong academic performance."

A total of 11 students achieved at least two A* grades which is an amazing achievement. These were: Joseph Banerjee (A*A*A*); Charlotte Lemon (A*A*A); Harry Lee Payton (A*A*A*); Madeline Kirby (A*A*A*); Thomas Nguyen (A*A*A*A); John Denton (A*A*A*A); Lucy Adams (A*A*A); Christopher Wright (A*A*A); Mia Forks (A*A*A); Olivia Hunnikin (A*A*A); and Emily Edwards (A*A*B).

A further 11 achieved at least three A grades. They were: Thomas Carnell (A*AAA); Oliver Davies (AAA); Jonathan Haley (A*AAA); Dylan Palmer (A*AA); Eve Slattery (AAAB); Joseph Trevorrow (AAA); Charlotte Wells (AAA); Molly White (AAA); Stephen Wilson (A*AA); Max Bisp (A*, AA); and Matthew Brucciani (AAAA).

Pupils also secured places at the country's top universities. Christopher Wright will be studying philosophy and Chinese at the University of Oxford, John Denton will study history at the University of Cambridge, Max Bisp (Birmingham) and Molly White (Newcastle) will pursue careers in medicine whilst Charlotte Wells will begin her course in veterinary science at Liverpool.

Whilst university places are still being confirmed, the school is anticipating that nearly 50 per cent of all students will have secured the grades required to take up a place at a prestigious Russell group university.

This compares to the national average of less than 20 per cent.

This year a small but growing number of pupils have opted to follow a degree apprenticeship route which gives them the opportunity to both work and study with the benefit of guaranteed employment. These courses include both the public (police) and private (business, engineering) sectors.

When asked about his time at Harington, Joe Betts, who will joining Leicestershire Police, said: “I have received outstanding supporting from all staff, with teachers passionate about their subjects, always going above and beyond. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Harington School.”

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

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