Abbey Gate College, the 4-18 independent school situated South of Chester in historic buildings and beautiful grounds, is celebrating superb A Level results for this year’s Upper Sixth students.
The expected reduction in headline outcomes across the country is being reported, between last summer (when grades were determined by schools at the height of the pandemic) and this summer (when grades are based upon a return to standardised examinations and external marking). However, despite all the challenges that the Upper Sixth students and their teachers have had to overcome, results at Abbey Gate College have actually continued to improve.
Impressively, nearly half of all grades were A* or A, and almost 80% were A* to B. To the teachers’ and students’ credit, final achievements were, on average at individual level, about half a grade more in each subject than national expectations; indicative of the excellent added value of this inclusive, nurturing, and committed school. Several students gained at least a full grade more than standardised predictions, and some even achieved over two grades higher!
Abbey Gate College Sixth Form offers a personalised approach to post-16 academic learning and character development, structured around the College’s defining mission and aims, and supported by its three pillars of Self, Service, and Sustainability.
All students deserve fulsome commendation for their results, and of particular interest are:
The Head of Abbey Gate College, Mr Jenkinson, said of the results: “I am so pleased for and so proud of our students. They and their wonderful teachers have been through so much in recent years and to actually improve upon last year’s excellent results is a real testament to their collective dedication, resilience, and self-belief. I have every confidence that this group of young people will go on to make a positive difference in our troubled world, with courage and with compassion. Their achievements are the result of so much hard work and effort. We are all delighted for them and wish them every happiness and success in the future.”