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14.08.20 - A Level Success at Ockbrook School

We’re delighted that initial figures show Ockbrook School has performed well this year with a 100% pass rate, A*-A grades at 43% and A*-B grades at 61%.  

Tom Brooksby, Headmaster, says: “Our pupils must be congratulated on their consistent hard work throughout the two year A Level course; they were an excellent group of Sixth Formers and impressive individuals in their own right.  

“Even at this early stage, there are many ‘stand out’ performances including our Head Girl, Abigail Kinsella with A* Eng Lit, A* Eng Lang, A*RS and A EPQ.  Aimee Hosein – A* Chem, A* Maths, A* Theatre Studies and A Further Maths.  Niamh Barry – A* Bio, A Chem, A* Geog and A* EPQ.  Mije Ebirien-Agana – A* Phy, A Chem, A Maths and A Further Maths.  Harry Mayston – A* Art, A Bio, A Chem.  Josie Platts – A Bio, A Chem, B Maths and A* EPQ.  Victoria Heppinstall – A Chem, A Phy, B Maths and A* EPQ.  (Elements of the Government’s new ‘triple-lock’ assurance have been applied in some cases).

“I congratulate our brilliant pupils and their excellent teachers on these results, they are a credit to Ockbrook School.  However, I sincerely hope the Government will reconsider the way it has awarded these grades and, as in Scotland, use the rigorous, accurate and internally moderated data provided by our teachers”.  

“Some pupils have suffered reduced grades this summer unfairly and the recent announcement that ‘mock’ grades can be applied does not help in all instances”.

Mr Brooksby added, “In the context of the challenges facing the country, the last word must be for our pupils who have not had the experiences they deserved this year. They have been denied a proper finish to their studies and celebrations have been muted.  Nevertheless, I salute them and their resilience and wish them all the very best as they take on new challenges at university”.