Students at Shoreham Academy are once again celebrating an excellent set of university offers, as Sixth Formers receive their A Level grades today.
This year, A Levels were awarded following Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) due to the cancellation of external examinations. At Shoreham Academy, students sat in-class assessments and completed coursework as part of this assessment process.
Despite the additional challenges that students faced this year, three quarters of Shoreham Academy’s Year 13s have accepted places at university and are looking forward to taking their next steps.
Those celebrating included:
- Eliot Yates, who will take up his place at the University of Bath to study Aerospace Engineering;
- Nancy Newman, who will be going to the University of Leeds to study History and Philosophy;
- Ollie Panton, who will be taking up a place at King’s College London to study English;
- William Calderbank, who is going to study History and Politics at the University of Warwick;
- Fariha Samin, who will be going on to Imperial College London to study Physics and Theoretical Physics;
- Chloe Ward, who will be studying Human Physiology at the University of Leeds.
Chloe said of receiving her grades:
“It has been a tough year for all students across the country, but Shoreham has supported us all and now I am off to fulfill my dream of studying Human Physiology at Leeds, I am so happy.”
William, who has secured a place at the University of Warwick, added:
“I am delighted to have achieved these results and can’t wait to go to Warwick!”
Sixth Former Lilly said:
“I am so happy and relieved with my grades, especially my history grade that has helped me get into University College London to study History and Politics of the Americas with a year abroad.”
Another student Dan said:
“I am over the moon! I am going to Newcastle to have an awesome time.”
Jim Coupe, Principal of Shoreham Academy, said:
“I am incredibly proud of what our students have achieved – both in the Sixth Form and throughout their seven years here at Shoreham Academy. We all know that the past 18 months have been challenging and the determination and maturity that our young people have shown through this period has been highly impressive. It is all the more gratifying, therefore, to see the fantastic destinations our students have secured and a record number being accepted onto university courses.
“I would also like to thank staff at our academy for the individual support and guidance they have provided to our Sixth Formers. We have always had an ethos of going the extra mile for students but this has been especially true for our Year 13 cohort. It is wonderful as Principal to see our Sixth Formers flourishing in their talents and interests and we all look forward to following their successes as they progress into the next stage of lives.”
Susie Brooks, Head of Sixth Form at Shoreham Academy, added:
“Our Sixth Formers have worked tirelessly through their A Level courses and should feel extremely proud of all they have achieved. Today is of course a moment to celebrate some excellent destinations, with many students securing places on exceptionally competitive university courses. But it should also be a day for students to reflect on how they have overcame challenges of the past 18 months and showed real determination to excel in their studies. Huge congratulations to them all – they are a credit to themselves and to our school.”