A Level Results 2020
Results day: Thursday 13th August
Mrs Parsons (Principal) writes:
We are celebrating the achievements of the amazing students at Sidmouth College ‘class of 2020’ a truly memorable year! Today we focus on our student’s potential and future progression. Fairness was at the heart of this year’s A level grading as our students did not sit their exams. Today we recognise how hard our students have worked with the support of their teachers our students have been rewarded with a result which reflects this hard work, commitment and dedication to their studies. Despite our students not having a ‘normal’ year it is important today that we take time to reflect and celebrate their success not only with the publication of their results but also of their time with us and look forward to their next steps. The staff at Sidmouth College would like to wish all our students success and happiness in their futures, be proud of yourselves and what you have achieved.
Mrs Hurley (Head of Sixth Form) writes:
Their attitude to the examination changes has been superb. They did not complain, completed all assessments that were asked of them and took the whole thing in their stride. Their resilience was amazing and, although it has been a difficult time, it will have certainly prepared them for the next stage in their journey. A significant percentage are going to university either this year or next and they will have certainly developed the skills that they will need. Our students are going to a wide range of universities including Bournemouth Exeter, Bristol and Southampton to name but a few. Those students not going to university will be moving into employment. Their resilience, demonstrated during this difficult time, will make them a valuable addition to any work place! They should all be proud of what they have achieved.
In addition, throughout the last two years, these students have demonstrated that they have what it takes to do well. They have worked hard but have managed to balance both their academic studies with their social and working life. Some of them have faced such challenges but have still kept going despite the personal issues that they have faced. They have shown themselves as role models to the rest of the school and the community. I will never forget the drama productions that many of them have starred in and the community events that they have helped with. They walked the Christmas tree carry through Sidmouth to raise funds for a local charity, made and sold cakes for cancer trusts and played sport at both a local and county level. They will certainly be a year group that I will not forget!