A*MAZING DAY AT BLUE COAT
We have had a wonderful day of celebration here at Blue Coat. Double the number of students who achieved A*s compared to 2019 – the last set of results before the pandemic.
In total, 70% of all exams taken resulted in a grade at A* or A. A* was the most awarded grade – with over 40% of all results being given the very highest mark.
“Everything we do as a school is about inspiring excellence, and the outcomes today show that young people really do excel academically at our school. The fact that we have a significant number of students going to Oxbridge and other leading universities is a testament to that.
“However, what I am most proud of is the young people that our students become. They are a genuine pleasure to have in our school, and I believe they are a credit to our wider community.”
One such student was Sean Cadwallader. Sean achieved 3 A*s and an A and is heading to Manchester to study Politics and International Relations. He hopes to stand as a councillor in the next local elections.
Sean said: “At the start of my A-Level course I lost my Dad to cancer. My Mum has been incredible, the school have been hugely supportive, and I simply couldn’t have achieved this without them. I also need to thank my friends at the Liberal Democrats.
It has been tough, but now I want to do more to help our community. These results open the door for me to study a subject I am passionate about next year.”
Anna Aguiar, who is about to head to the University of Sheffield to read Law and Spanish after securing 3 A*s, said: “These last 12 months have been the hardest. I made the decision in February to “go big or go home” and since then have given these exams so much focus and attention.
“I am so proud, and I just want to thank my teachers for their kindness and support. This was an outcome I was hoping for, but not expecting.”
Adam Blanchflower, a distant relative of the footballing great, also secured 3 A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. He is heading to Oxford to read Biology before starting a career in ecological research.
“I have had a difficult few years, but today is a day to really celebrate. I just want to say thank you to my family who have helped me through everything. The preparation for these exams has been stressful, but as I got into the swing of exams it all started to come together."
In addition, Miriam Zallocco achieved 2 A*s and 3 As and is now heading to UCL to read Global Humanitarian Studies
Kuhan Thayalam (R) secured 4 A*s and is heading to Selwyn College in Cambridge to read Natural Sciences.
Tim Auth, (L) who is the current Head of the Student Body, achieved 4 A*s and is heading to Oxford to study International Relations.
Just 3 of our 22 students who gained places at Oxbridge.
In total, 96 students achieved three or more A* or A grades.
“We are all so proud of this group of students. What shouldn’t be forgotten is that they didn’t get the opportunity to sit their GCSEs in 2020 – so this was their first full and formal set of exams.
Their tenacity, talents and determination should be applauded. We wish them the all the very best for their futures.”