A-level results 2020: Stamford College
Despite being a challenging year for people taking A-levels and their teachers, Stamford College staff and students say they have plenty to celebrate today (Thursday, August 13).
The college achieved a 100 per cent pass rate in 19 subjects with a 99.5 per cent pass rate overall.
More than 37 per cent of students received grades A* to B.
Madison James who achieved three A* and one A in computer science, maths, further maths and physics said: "Studying A-levels at Stamford College really helped boost my confidence and allowed me to achieve top grades.
"I want to thank my tutors for helping me believe in myself and achieve what I have today.
"I’m going to take a gap year but will be applying to university soon and hope that these grades will allow me to get into my first choice.”
Bryony Cutforth who achieved A, A, B in maths, further maths and physics said: "Support from staff has been incredible and I’d like to give a special thanks to my tutor Paul who taught me in all of my subjects.
"Thanks to his support I’ve now been accepted at Cardiff University to study mechanical engineering.”
The college runs an A-level honours programme to help students get places at the best universities. Alongside their regular studies, mock exams and coursework students have also undertaken Duke of Edinburgh Awards, the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge, mock interviews for Oxford and Cambridge universities, and have taken part in writing competitions.
Sarah Young, assistant principal, said: “We can’t deny it has been a challenging year but the results speak for themselves, we are incredibly proud of all our students and staff, and their performance today is testament to the dedication and commitment they have all shown to their teaching and studies.
"The outstanding support we offer will continue to be available for all students as they progress to their next stage in their educational journey; we wish them all the best of luck.”
Stamford College aims to develop students’ independence and self-directed study skills. Over the last few months with students learning remotely, self-directed study skills have become a vital component in ensuring students continue to learn, complete their course work and get the grades they deserve.