A Level and Pre-U Examinations
The pupils of the 2020 cohort have been subject to significant stresses and pressures as a result of the global pandemic and, of course, their grades have been determined by teachers rather than by examination.
Although the headline figures make for excellent reading (28% A*, 84.6% A*-B), what has mattered more than ever this year has been the transition of these pupils to their chosen universities and we are delighted that in excess of 90% of pupils have now been confirmed in their first choice places. This year 72% of Salopians have gone on to read for courses at Russell Group universities.
Again, the most remarkable feature of the cohort is its diversity – with pupils posting the highest possible results across the entire spectrum of disciplines – from creative subjects such as Art and Drama through to the Sciences and Humanities.
Following a period of turbulence over the awarding of grades, pupils at Shrewsbury School received their GCSE results on Thursday 20th August and, once again, these were awarded based on grades developed and moderated by the school.
The headline figures here do mark the quality of an impressive and exceptional year-group who have clearly thrived on the inspirational teaching they have received. With over 50% of grades awarded at 9 or 8 (an A* on the old system) and 72% at 9 to 7, the candidates have now got an excellent base from which they can move forward with confidence towards their A Level studies.
Particular congratulations must go to those nine pupils who gained a complete set of grade 9s and also to the further eleven who achieved nothing below a grade 8.
For details of results by subject, please see A Level, Pre-U and GCSE results 2020 in detail.