A-level results: Three students from Ashlyns School are set for Cambridge and Oxford

Three students secured places at Cambridge and Oxford Universities

Thursday, 13th August 2020, 4:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th August 2020, 4:45 pm

Students at Ashlyns School in Berkhamsted are celebrating successful A-level results today (Thursday).

With the coronavirus pandemic preventing students from sitting exams this year, the results are based on teacher assessment grades which have been standardised.

Now students in England awaiting their exam results can keep their grades in mock exams if they are higher than the calculated grade, with regulator Ofqual asked to determine how and when valid mock results can be used.

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Students at Ashlyns School are celebrating their A-level results

The vast majority of Ashlyns students obtained grades needed for their chosen university courses.

The school has been celebrating the achievements of it's students, where one in every six candidates achieved at least 3 subjects graded A or A*, and three students achieving all 3 A-levels at the highest grade of A*.

In addition, three students have secured well-deserved places at Cambridge and Oxford to read Politics, History and Politics, Philosophy and Economics respectively.

Headteacher James Shapland said: "It has been a challenging year for everyone and I am delighted that, in this turbulent year for young people, so many of our students now have the opportunity to embark on the next step of their journey into the wider world.

"Whilst this has been a unique year for the examination system, there is no doubt that our students have worked just as hard for these grades as in past years.

"Inevitably, amongst these successes, there will be students today, both in our school and across the country, who may justifiably feel their grades would have been higher had they been able to sit the exam and we will continue to support them as they consider their next steps.

"We wish all our 2020 cohort the best of success for the future, and are so proud of all they have achieved under the most trying of circumstances.

"Their resilience and optimism and the way in which they have responded to the impact of the pandemic has been inspiring."