Longdean students celebrate A-level success in Hemel Hempstead

The headteacher has praised students for how they have dealt with the challenges they have faced this year

Thursday, 13th August 2020, 3:38 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th August 2020, 3:43 pm

Students at Longdean School in Hemel Hempstead are celebrating a strong set of A-Level results, despite recent months being such an incredibly challenging and unsettling time.

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.

Longdean School

Students who applied for university have obtained places in the institutions of their choice and students who have work opportunities and apprenticeships lined up have also been successful.

Headteacher Graham Cunningham said: "At Longdean School we are so proud of how all of our Year 13 students have dealt with the challenges that this year has seen.

"The students worked tirelessly over the last 18 months before school closed, and have taken up many online opportunities during lockdown.

"Overall, we are very pleased that many of our students have been awarded the results they deserve."

Some students who achieved extremely high grades are:

- Nathan Burtenshaw achieved A*A*A

- Isobel Barling achieved A*A*AA

- Anson Lai achieved A*AA

- Gregory Lam achieved A*A*A

- Sophie Murray achieved A*A*AB.

Mr Cunningham added: "As Headteacher I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge well done to all of our Year 13s and to wish them all the best for the future.

"I would also like to extend my gratitude to the parents and staff who have supported these young people throughout their time at Longdean."