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A Level Results 2020

Posted on: 13 Aug 2020

A Level Results 2020

We are pleased to share our 2020 A-Level results, which demonstrate a continuing trend of improvement. In a challenging year for students, with calculated grades initially replacing those based on exams, followed by their subsequent reinstatement, we have seen a further improvement in our headline figures, with 54.7% of all A-Level entries achieving A*-B and 84.2% at A*-C. 

This is a year group with a strong academic calibre and real potential and despite the challenges of the past few months we know they will go on to achieve great things.

Of all of our students applying to university, 20% have moved on to the most competitive Russell Group universities, the highest figure for five years. Just under 70% of the cohort is moving on to university, also the highest for the last five years, with three students opting to take foundation years at their chosen university rather than accept a clearing place. Although alternative options have been somewhat reduced by external factors, 10% of the cohort did secure apprenticeships. Other students are taking temporary employment, preferring to take time to work out their options.

Some individual success stories include:

  • John Akhurst - A*A, Distinction* (Leeds College of Music, Popular Music)
  • Jessica Bex – A*AAB (Liverpool, English)
  • Dengy Meijer - AB, Distinction* (York, Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence)
  • Eva Howe – AAB (Southampton, Business Management)
  • Safa Trevathan – A*AB (SOAS University of London, International Relations)

This Summer, The Misbourne celebrates the special achievement of Billie-Lisa Rhoades-Smith, who fell ill before her GCSEs and unfortunately was unable to attend even a single day of school for the duration of her A-levels.  Billie-Lisa recently told us that “School has played a big part in my treatment, in that it has given me something to focus on that is not medically related and given me goals to continuously work towards. When the illness took away many parts of my life, school remained a constant and has given me a sense of normality.”  Billie-Lisa remained focused on the fact that she would hopefully get better one day and her positive approach to school, achieving the equivalent of two top grade A-levels and an Extended Project Qualification, gives her exciting options for the future in the face of such adversity.  Billie-Lisa said “I am immensely grateful to The Misbourne for all the support they have given me and for going above and beyond to make sure I can get the best grades possible. I am very lucky to have such an understanding and supportive school as I know from other long-term patients that this isn’t always the case.”

We are delighted that admission numbers for 2020-21 Year 12 places are up again for the third consecutive year, with 89 students gaining entry.  This is an increase of ten students on last year.