A Level Results 2020Churchill ‘couldn’t be prouder’ of students
This isn’t the year to be scrutinising percentage points, or focusing on league tables. Instead, it’s about celebrating the achievements of our students, and we couldn’t be prouder of them. We work hard to fully equip all of our students for life beyond Churchill, and we hope that goes beyond delivering excellent and consistent exam results.
Emma Griffiths will be taking up her place at University of Cambridge to study Natural Sciences after securing three A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. Emma, said “I can’t quite believe the results. I’m really happy. I did miss going to school during lockdown, and the whole A Level experience, but it was nice to spend time with my family.”
George Rabin achieved three straight A* grades (Biology, Maths and French) and will be heading to St Peter’s College, Oxford, to study Biology. “I’m really chuffed with the results. It’s a little odd given the circumstances, but I’m over the moon. I hope that the results have worked out positively for everybody else.”
Dylan Morris, who achieved 2 A* and 2 A said, “It’s all good. I’m glad it’s all over—it’s been a long wait since our last day. But really looking forward to September now.” He will be taking up his place at UCL (University College London) to study Mathematics with Economics.
Congratulations also go to George Clements, Chloe Cooke, Luke Curran, Harry Fear, Esther Heggie, Isabelle Hill, Emily Hurst, Peter Johnson, Lucy Knapman, Bethany Linham, Laura Loescher, Thomas Mills, Poppy Murphy, William Pearce, Victoria Pellant, Chenhong Ren, Harrison Silver, Maisie Slingsby, Ruby Soper, Mikey Stam, Sarah Walsh, Jordan Walters and Alex Webber who all achieved three A* or A grades in their A Levels.
Sixth Form Student President, Chloe Cooke secured her spot at Bristol University to study Medicine. She was “ecstatic,” and rightly so.
The vast majority of Churchill students have been successful in gaining places at their first choice destinations. Students will be studying university courses from Arabic Studies and Architecture, to Primary Education and even – appropriately for the circumstances – Disaster and Emergency Management. They will be heading to destinations including prestigious universities including Oxford and Cambridge, Bristol, Manchester, Cardiff, Southampton, Reading and York. Many students have also taken up high-quality apprenticeships and other training opportunities, whilst others are planning gap years to broaden their horizons and build their experience before taking their next steps.
Headteacher, Chris Hildrew said, “It’s hard to put into words how proud I am of this year’s Year 13 students. In the midst of all the uncertainty around this year’s results, I am delighted to see so many of our students securing their places at universities, on apprenticeships, and in employment and training. In these unique circumstances, their resilience and determination has been staggering. I know they will go on to make such a difference in their chosen fields, and I am proud of the launch pad that Churchill has provided for them.”