A-level results 2020: Bourne Grammar
Bourne Grammar’s 181 A-level pupils have received their results at the end of a year they will never forget.
Robbed by Covid-19 of their final months in school, many weeks’ teaching time and the opportunity to demonstrate the fruits of their labours by sitting formal examinations, the students have had a lot to deal with since their school careers ended so abruptly back in March.
Today (Thursday, August 13) the pupils were at last able to see how their academic achievements had been judged by their teachers and confirmed by the examination boards.
Headteacher Jonathan Maddox said: "I am so delighted that this particular Year 13 cohort has achieved, after such a difficult year, such fabulous results.
"Having taught some of the students myself I saw at first hand the impact on the students of the sudden closure of the school and the cancellation of the examination season but that is in the past now and the students move on with wonderful, well-earned and fully-deserved A-level results.
"I wish every student happiness and success and offer to each my warmest congratulations."
Mr Maddox said waiting for the results to be published had been a tense time for everyone. It was known that the examination boards would likely make some adjustments to the results submitted by schools and this proved the case for some pupils' grades.
"Yet when the students received their results this morning their anxiety turned to joy as their achievements were confirmed by a truly stunning batch of A-level grades, quite possibly the very finest we have seen at Bourne Grammar School," he added.
In total 547 A-level results were achieved, 195 of which were A* or A grades. A total of 32 students obtained exclusively A* or A grades and 61 A* grades were achieved in all. There were 134 A grades.
In percentage terms 11.1 per cent of all grades were A* grades, 35.5 per cent were A* or A, 65.5 per cent were B or better and 86.2 per cent of students’ grades were C or higher.
Among the high achievers were seven who bagged at least three A* grades. Holly Barber, Bertie Cliffe, Hannah Friel, Yasmin Hornsby and Issy Kaufman all achieved straight A* grades. Oscar Morley and Aaron Waters both achieved three A* grades and a further A grade.
Holly Barber, Bertie Cliffe, Grace Ferguson, Yasmin Hornsby and Issy Kaufman have all secures places to study at Oxford or Cambridge.
To read about results from other schools in the area, click here.