A-level Results Day 2021: Comberton Sixth Form
Students at Comberton Sixth Form are celebrating after receiving an excellent set of A-level results.
The 2021 results are based on teacher assessed grades, with teachers drawing on a range of evidence when determining grades, including mock exams, coursework or other work completed as part of a pupil’s course, such as in-class tests.
David Clarke, head of sixth form, said: “We are all absolutely thrilled with the success of the students this year. These students have gone through their sixth form time with us set against the backdrop of the pandemic and the disruption this has caused to time in the classroom and with being able to get out and exercise and socialise with friends.
“Therefore, for the students to be celebrating these superb results is a real testament to their resilience and determination to succeed. We have no doubt that this will put them in good stead for their future academic studies and career choices and has shaped them as confident members of the community.”
“We are delighted that so many of our students have succeeded in gaining entry to their first choice universities or their apprenticeship and employment pathways, and we wish all our students the best of luck with their next steps”.
Students continued to achieve excellent academic outcomes in both their A-level and BTEC course programmes.
These results have secured courses at a number of top universities for pupils. A significant proportion of students gained A and A* grades at A-level.
Gabriel was delighted by his four A* grades and leaves Comberton to read French and philosophy at New College, Oxford.
While Cara and Millie also achieved four A* grades and are looking forward to their psychology and sociology courses at Bristol University.
As well as those students who received outstanding academic achievements, there are many other individuals who have been highlighted for their individual achievements, progress and resilience.
A number of students studying the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma courses in business and sport gained the highest grades with the Distinction* achieved in all their course components.
This enabled Evie (BTEC Sport) to gain a place at Birmingham University to study PE and sports coaching while Lauren (BTEC Sport) has been successfully placed at Anglia Ruskin University to complete the accelerated primary education course, with the aim of teaching in the future.
Leah (BTEC business) is looking forward to starting her apprenticeship and Maddison (BTEC business) has a place at York to study Law.
Many of Comberton’s BTEC health and social care students are moving into linked professions and Evie, who achieved D*D*D, looking forward to starting her children’s nursing course at Manchester University.
Chief executive of The Cam Academy Trust, Stephen Munday, added: “This excellent set of results reflect the hard work that our students have put in over the past two years, supported by their families.
“The tremendous efforts of our teaching staff must also go recognised. They have had to adapt to new methods of teaching online and then be involved with the assessment process, and they have done all this while providing positive, calm support and leadership to our students.”