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A-level results 2021: Pupils celebrate results at The Deepings School

Pupils are celebrating an excellent set of results this year as they prepare for life after sixth form.

While a number of pupils at The Deepings School will be starting apprenticeships imminently, the majority are going to their first-choice university, after having their offers confirmed today (August 10).

Lily Donaldson, who achieved four A*s in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics, will attend the University of Warwick to study chemistry.

Lily Donaldson
Lily Donaldson

She said: "I couldn’t be happier with my results and I wouldn’t have achieved them without my teachers’ support."

George Penny, who achieved three A*s in economics, geography and mathematics has been offered a place at the University of Bath to study accounting and finance.

Mohammed Faizan, who gained A*A*A in biology, chemistry and economics, said: "I have cherished my time here and am delighted that I have met my offer at University College London for MSci Chemistry.

George Penny
George Penny

"This was possible with the efforts of the staff here at The Deepings who wanted every pupil to ‘Dare to Excel’.’

Megan Page, gained an A* in Psychology and As in English language, sociology and EPQ.

She said: "I am absolutely over the moon with my results today and am really looking forward to going off to university in September.

"It’s been a really tough year but we did it. I just want to say thank you to everyone who played a part in that."

Megan Page
Megan Page

The hard work paid off for Charlotte Jones who gained BTEC sport distinction* and As in criminology and psychology.

She said: "After the rocky two years we’ve had, I’m so happy with what I have managed to achieve. I’m extremely proud of myself and everyone else for how far we’ve all come.

"Thank you to all the staff for getting us to this day."

Sam Jensen
Sam Jensen

Sam Jensen was thrilled to receive his results virtually this morning. He gained a double BTEC sport distinction*, applied science distinction*.

"I am really excited to get into Nottingham Trent to study Sports Science, after not performing as I had hoped in my GCSEs I’m extremely grateful for the teachers and other members of staff who helped me to work hard throughout the whole of Sixth Form and to get me into the next stage of my life successfully," said Sam.

Richard Lord, headteacher, said: “In what has, of course, been a really unsettling year for our pupils and their families once again, it is great to see that so many pupils have achieved excellent results.

Charlotte Jones
Charlotte Jones

"The overwhelming feeling is a sense of pride in what our students and staff have achieved together.

"Once the inevitable decision was taken to cancel this year’s public examination series, our students like others across the country sat a great number of assessments in school to help inform their teacher-assessed grades.

"I would like to congratulate them not only on the manner in which they approached this difficult period but

also for the hard work throughout their schooling that has led to these results.

"On behalf of our school community, I would also like to thank the staff who have supported our pupils. Since the publication of the teacher-assessed grades process, our staff have spent a considerable amount of time marking additional assessments to provide accurate and quality assured grades for the students in their care.

"They really did go that extra mile.

"As ever, our priority today and moving forward is to support all of our pupils 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. This includes supporting any pupils through this year’s appeals process."

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