A-level results 2021: Stamford Endowed Schools principal Will Phelan praises pupils for their grit and determination
A-level pupils have started to arrived at the Stamford Endowed Schools to collect their results.
This year, pupils were assessed by their teachers after exams were cancelled for a second time.
The pupils achieved a pass rate of 96.7 per cent at grades A* to C.
Principal Will Phelan said: “My congratulations to every Stamford student receiving results today. Every one of them has persevered for the past eighteen months in circumstances which no other cohort has ever had to deal with – and, we hope – will never have to face again.
“Maintaining effort and working for results over a period of weeks and months is harder in many ways than the artificial process of exams, and is far better preparation for life. Our Stamfordians have shown real grit, determination, and a work ethic that they can be proud of.
“All of us at Stamford look forward to following their futures – whether through university, careers, apprenticeships, or taking time to explore the world – and we are cheering them on today as they prepare to take their first steps towards their next adventures.”
Across the schools, 172 pupils were assessed for 531 qualifications, including A-levels, BTECs and the Extended Project Qualification, which allows students to complete an independent study project assessed through a dissertation-style submission.
Many pupils have secured university places.
Jonny Breeze will be attending Manchester to study computer science while Oliver Fraser will study aeronautical engineering at Imperial College London.
Lottie Pike has secured a place on a philosophy and art history course at the New College of the Humanities and Freya Godfrey will study film at Southampton.
William Wells will be studying real estate at Oxford Brookes, Alice Bird has chosen to study fashion communication at Northumbria and Mattias Morgan will study graphic design at Loughborough University.
Louisa Teesdale will be jetting off to Costa Rica to support rainforest conservationwork.