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Incredibly Well-Earned A-Level results for Rendcomb College’s Sixth Form Students

A little over 19 months ago the world had not heard of COVID-19.

Sixth Formers at Rendcomb College were looking forward to the start of the Lent term and finishing off their first year of A-Level studies with great enthusiasm.

Come March 2020 however, schools across the UK had to close their doors and unusual phrases like “Lockdown”, “Remote Learning” and “Lateral Flow Tests” were becoming the normal vocabulary in a new, online school environment. With 3 national lockdowns, online classes, their normal social lives hugely reduced, additional pressures to ensure that “every piece of work counts”, uncertainty over examinations, worry over the pandemic and on top of all that, juggling an intensified home life and post A-Level planning, it has been a very hard year for young people across the UK.

It is fantastic then, that with everything they have had to cope with during their A-Level studies, our Rendcomb College Sixth Formers have accomplished a truly brilliant set of results.

With 56% achieving A*-A and 84% achieving A*-B they have an awful lot to be proud of.

Of particular note are 3 of our international students, who were in their home country for most of their A-Level course, which makes their achievements even more impressive.

Chak Tin Cheng: 3 A* and 1 A

Lo Hoi Ching: 3 A

Yuval Kay: 4 A*

Additionally, our Head Boy, Jacob Matthews, gained 3 A* and an A* in his Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

Mia Endicott, Head Girl, achieved A*, A, B and is taking up her place at drama college in London to study Musical Theatre.

Mason Kennedy was another success story, securing 2 A*, an A and an A* for his Extended Project Qualification.

The results this year have also been very good for those taking BTEC courses. With over three quarters of pupils achieving D*, the equivalent of an A* at A-Level, BTEC’s have been a great success at Rendcomb College.

Nathan Roberts secured 2 A at A-Level, a D* in Business Studies and an A* for his EPQ. Delilah Vincent, who has been at Rendcomb since the Junior School, achieved D* in Business Studies and 2 B’s at A-Level and Millie Butler, who also joined Rendcomb College in the Junior School, secured D* in Business Studies, and an A and B at A-Level. 

These results are a real testament to the teachers, pupils and everyone that kept Rendcomb College operating during lockdown” says Rob Jones, Head of College.

Rob continues: “When it became apparent that lockdown was inevitable, we immediately put in place our online learning provision, switching overnight to a remote learning platform that enabled teachers and pupils to continue on syllabus, without missing a step.

“Our pupils showed incredible resilience in adapting to this new way of learning, and their energy and enthusiasm to carry on as normal was an example to all of us.

“Our robust teaching and continual monitoring of pupils performance throughout their time at Rendcomb College means we ensure that every pupil gets the support they require to be the best they can be, and this is absolutely reflected in these well-earned grades. I am very proud of every single one of them, and wish them all the very best in their future endeavours”