Relief and Smiles for GCSE Results Day 2020

Year 11 students have been in school today to collect their GCSE results.  Arriving in a constant flow since 8am this morning, there were many smiles as they picked up their envelopes and also got the opportunity to speak to staff and meet a few friends.

Under stricter social distancing measures students came in a few at a time to open results.  Even with the online option to see their marks, most still came to school and some even chose not to look until they opened the envelopes!

Year 11 GCSE results day

Students have been awarded their Centre Assessed Grades (CAG) and the exam boards have reissued all the results and this is what the students have received in their envelopes.  The Centre Assessed Grades were submitted following a rigorous and lengthy process.

One of the earlier arrivals was very pleased with her results.  “I passed everything!  I’ve been stressing every day, with all that’s gone on but I’m really pleased,” said Charlotte who is a keen rugby player (Blog article).  She is off to Hartpury College, Gloucester to do a three year agricultural course and to play rugby at the rugby academy there.

As always very many of our students have opted to stay with us and enrol at Heart of England Sixth Form.  Matthew is one such student, doing really well and was “very happy” on opening his envelope. Matthew will be studying government and politics, law and business studies at A Level and has an eye on a career in law.

Friends Phoebe and Rosie have managed top grades across the board with a staggering ten grade 9s.  Both are electing to join us for Sixth Form.  Phoebe will be doing maths, economics and Spanish and fancies a future career in finance and Rosie wants to study maths, chemistry, physics and further maths and is thinking of a career in medical engineering.  “I’ve chosen Heart of England Sixth Form because I know the teachers and have good friends here.  It’s a good Sixth Form as well!”

‘Time capsule’ pages of the 2020 Year Book

More good news was in store for Callum too with grades allowing him into Sixth Form to take biology, chemistry and economics.  He put his success down to hard work and to “trusting the teachers and having a good relationship with them.”  He hopes to go on to do medicine after A Levels.

Visiting students had the opportunity to see friends and staff they have not seen in a while, to seek needed advice from staff and to enrol in Sixth Form as their next destination.  Along with the practicalities of picking up their results students were able to collect their Year 11 hoodies and Year books.

Having spoken to most who came in this morning Miss Hughes-Williams reflected on what a credit our pupils are to the school.  “They have had the most challenging and extraordinary end to KS4 and we are all very proud of them and their achievements.”