A Level Results 2020
In a year when the global pandemic caused the cancellation of public examinations for GCSE and A Level students, Bishop’s Stortford College is delighted to report that the vast majority of their Upper Sixth have gained places at a university of their choice. Over 60% of grades awarded were A*-A and 86% were awarded A*-B, with a 100% pass rate. All the College Oxbridge candidates have confirmed their places.
44 students achieved 3 or more A*/A grades.
This year, 34 students also took an Extended Project Qualification**, the highest number to undertake the additional qualification to date with 44% of grades being awards A*, 76% A*-A and 88% A*-B.
These students, instead of preparing for and sitting their A Levels spent the Summer Term undertaking an intensive preparation course for university. They attended university style seminars on undergraduate material, upskilled their research, IT and presentation skills and completed in-depth research investigations on a topic studied in their course. They engaged in a style of learning more usually found in higher education and will be well equipped to make the most of their first terms at University come the autumn. A leading Cambridge University professor was extremely impressed with the programme provided and suggested that the research skills gained by Bishop’s Stortford College students were ideal preparation for University.
Of those going onto University, many will be going to top ranked universities including Oxbridge, Cardiff, Durham, York, Warwick, Edinburgh, Bristol, UCL, Imperial College and Exeter to undertake courses as diverse as Law, Medicine, Civil Engineering, Fine Art and Business with Marketing.
**The EPQ is a Level 3 qualification, that give students a free rein to follow a particular passion. During their study, students learn and develop skills of independent planning, research, IT competence, presentation and evaluation. All of which are vital skills both for university and the world of work.
Click here to view the A Level Results 2020 by subject.