A Level Results 2021

August 10th 2021

The staff and students of Clarendon Academy are delighted by the A levels, BTEC and Cambridge Technical qualification results that have been received today.

This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a rigorous process of teacher assessment. Students in Year 13 worked exceptionally hard to demonstrate what they had learned through internal assessments and coursework, which were used as evidence on which to base their final grades. At A-Level, around 36% of grades were A or A*, and 82% of grades were graded at A*-C. One in five students also secured three grades at A / A*. Please note that the government is not releasing performance statistics for individual schools this year on account of the varying impact of the pandemic. 

The vast majority of students who have applied to university this year have secured their first or second-choice placements. Year 13 students from Clarendon will now go on to study a wide range of exciting subjects at institutions throughout the country, ranging from Medicine at Bristol University and Chemistry at Imperial College London to Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion at Cambridge University and English Literature at Manchester University. A number of students have also secured apprenticeships in the local area. 

Mr Mike Griffiths, Head of Sixth Form at Clarendon Academy, was keen to stress his pride in this Year 13 cohort: “As a school, we are incredibly proud of the students who have achieved their A-Level and vocational results today. Although they may not have sat formal public examinations, the grades they received today were awarded on the basis of a fair and thorough process of internal teacher assessment and are every bit as valid as results achieved in ‘normal’ years. Our students have shown incredible resilience and determination in the face of all the challenges the pandemic has posed for them over the past year and a half. Regardless of their destinations, we wish them all happy and successful futures.”