Congratulations to the wonderfully talented and resilient Class of 2020 who have been out celebrating following the publication of this year’s A Level results. Despite the uncertainties surrounding the awarding system this year, there were significant rises in A Level performance, with close to two thirds (66%) of results graded between A* and B.

There have been many notable performances from across the cohort and the vast majority of students have been able to access their first choice for University. Emily Winter’s A*A*A will allow her to study Medicine at the University of Kent while Jake and Jackson Li both achieved A*AA grades in Maths, Physics and Further Maths allowing them to access Maths and Engineering courses at Edinburgh and Bristol University respectively.

Mr Dickie said “Perhaps the most pleasing aspect of this year’s results has been the performance of students who have been within the Claremont family for many years. Students such as Maya Ostle, who achieved A*AA in Drama, English Literature and French, and Charlie Farrant, who will study Biotechnology at Edinburgh, have developed as individuals and academics at Claremont, and we are hugely proud of their achievements”.

The diverse nature of our student body was also reflected in BTEC awards as well as in the Creative and Performing Arts. Matt Constable and Tabby Wylie both achieved double starred distinctions in BTEC Sports Science, whilst all Fine Artists were graded at B or above. Drama, Dance and Music also celebrated some very strong results indeed, most notably in Dance which was only introduced to the curriculum this year.