GSA celebrates another year of post-16 exam success

  13 August, 2020

GSA sixth form students celebrate results

Despite an unusual and challenging few months, students at George Salter Academy are celebrating receiving their post-16 results today. Many students have achieved the grades needed to accept places at their chosen universities or to start coveted apprenticeships.

Some of the individual success stories include:

  • Richard Guga achieved three A grades in English Literature, Law and Psychology. He will be going to the University of Birmingham to study Law.
  • Karina Jassi got AAB in Textile, Sociology and Geography. She’s off to BCU to study Textiles and Design.
  • Alicia Tola achieved A*A*A in Law, Sociology, Psychology. Alicia is now heading to Warwick University to study Law.

Students, staff and the rest of the George Salter Academy community join together in wishing the Year 13s good luck on their next endeavours. Their positive attitudes and hard work has made them an example to the rest of the school, who are looking forward to getting back to the classroom in September.

Adrian Price, Principal of George Salter Academy, said:

“This is a most unusual results day and comes at a difficult and chaotic time. However, I am absolutely thrilled for all those students who have got the results that they needed and wish them all the very best. Take pride in your achievements which are very well deserved. We are all aware of the incredible hard work that you have put into your studies during your time with us and want you to know how very proud of you we are. I know that you will have wanted the opportunity to prove yourselves in public examinations, but you did just that and much more than that during you time in our 6th Form.    

“We are proud to celebrate the success of our fabulous young people, wish them all the very best in the future and hope that they cherish their very special George Salter memories.

“I am sure that that the students will also join me in thanking the relentless drive, commitment and hard work of our staff in ensuring that they were prepared for these examinations.”

The grading process established by the Government this year involved schools assessing each of their students and awarding them the grades they considered they would have achieved, before all grades were moderated and confirmed nationwide by external exam boards.

The grades received were based on each student’s prior performance in each subject, taking into account their coursework, mock exam results and their overall attainment across the last few years, as well as the sixth form’s previous performance and the national performance in each subject. These grades were then assessed by external exams boards and final grades awarded.

For information on the grading process and system click here.

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