Exam results 2021 announced
24 August 2021
The journey to results days this year was not an easy one: students have spent a good proportion of the last two academic years learning remotely while locked down at home and the Government’s decision to bypass national exams this year in favour of school set assessments was not universally popular. However, this has allowed the schools the luxury of being able to present robust results which truly reflect the hard work and ability of their cohorts.
At Dame Alice Owen’s School 61.5% of A Level students achieved AAB in at least two facilitating subjects (57.1% in 2020, 49.29% in 2019), while 124 students achieved 3 or more A*/A grades and 34 students achieved 4 or more A*s. The majority of students achieved the grades they needed for their first choice university. At GCSE level, 99% of students obtained a passing grade in English and Maths, with 97% and 95% obtaining a strong pass in English and Maths respectively. There were 15 students who attained 10 GCSEs at the maximum grade 9 and a further 30 who obtained all grades 8 and 9.
At Aldenham School over 95% of students were able to move to their universities of choice immediately, with around two thirds heading to Russell Group universities, and there were some very significant achievements, with 7 students gaining A* grades in all of their A Levels. At GCSE level over half of the cohort gained at least 4 results at grade 7-9 and a fifth gained 8 or more of such top grades.
Commenting on this year’s results, James Fowler, Headmaster of Aldenham School, said: “This has been a most demanding period for young people and I am incredibly impressed by the way in which our students have been able to develop such flexibility and resilience, whilst achieving most impressive academic results.”