The Sun Shines on Bishop Thomas Grant School Students during This Year’s Results Week

4th January 2022 Off By Claire Williams

The sun was shining in the sky during the 2021 results week as Bishop Thomas Grant School students arrived in school for their A Level, GCSE and BTEC results. The weather set the tone and went on to capture the mood for the many happy students who had achieved the grades they needed for the next stages in their careers, all be it progression into the Sixth Form, work, apprenticeships or University. 

Among the top achievers in the Sixth Form this year is Angelina A, who achieved the grades she needed for her place at Clare College, Cambridge to study for a degree in Engineering. Destiny B was also celebrating having won her place at Lincoln College, Oxford, to study French, and Jamie C secured the grades to study Medicine at London University’s Queen Mary College. 

Others celebrating A* grades included Joseph B (planning to study Economics), Luca E (Physics), Madeleine G (History & Politics) all of whom are heading for the University of Warwick. Joseph G (Durham, Mathematics) Ethan A (Chemistry, Manchester) Patrycja W (Biological Sciences and French) and Gift E (Economics, Leeds) who also achieved at least 3 A* grades. Renee O saw off huge nation-wide competition to secure her Technology Degree Apprenticeship with JP Morgan Chase and Co. with her A*AA A Level grades and A* in her Extended Project Qualification. 

A* grades were not confined to A Levels, with a significant number of our students also achieving at the highest Distinction level in BTEC (D*). Holy B achieved a double D* in Health and Social Care and a D* in Physical Education and will take up his place at the University of Bedfordshire to study Media Production (he plans to be a presenter). Meanwhile Rodana K, with D* in Business and double D* in Health and Social Care has a place to study Clinical Sciences at Bradford University in pursuit of her career in medicine. Head of BTEC Ms Waterman commented “This has been a really tough year for our BTEC students, who had to complete all their work independently, no reduction of study units was allowed, which made our work even harder, so all due credit to them for their achievements”. 

Good news all round also followed for our Year 11s, who will now be able to join the Sixth Form in September. Some of the outstanding performances at GCSE were from Ella F, Prince E and Ava Pl who achieved the top grade 9 in all of their 11 GCSEs. Adam P also achieved top grades in 11 GCSEs with 10 grade 9’s and an 8. A full house of 10 grade 9’s was achieved by Joshua A, Tomasso O, Rhea P and Brian R. 

Headteacher Ms Boyle was very happy with the week’s outcomes, 

“These grades have been carefully worked out in a fair and robust manner. After all the challenges of this year I am impressed with the resilience our students have shown. Months of remote learning and then all the catching up in school have meant radical changes for everyone in a climate of great uncertainty. All staff here at school have done a magnificent job of supporting students as they demonstrated the knowledge and skills that they have built up over their time at school and now is the time for students to celebrate!”.