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Congratulations to last year's Year 13 and Year 11

After an incredibly difficult end to the academic year, Roedean is so proud of all the girls and their public examination results.
22 Sep 2020
School News
2020 has been an incredibly difficult time for Year 13 and Year 11. After finding out in March that School was closing and public examinations were cancelled, the situation was exacerbated by the uncertainty surrounding published grades and university offers. We are, therefore, incredibly proud of our Leavers who achieved very impressive and well-deserved A Level results, which were awarded based on a combination of academic merit, a broad range of work completed throughout their two years in the Sixth Form, and the professional judgment of their teachers about what they would have achieved if the examinations had gone ahead. 76% of our students are going on to top Russell Group Universities, with 3 students taking up places at Oxbridge, 4 to study Medicine, and, in a climate when young women pursuing STEM subjects is very low nationally, Roedean is very proud that 39% of this year’s Leavers are going on to study Maths and Science courses at university. 

We are also incredibly proud of the entire GCSE cohort - the girls have achieved excellent results in the most difficult of circumstances.  Their success reflects their consistently positive and diligent attitude over the two years of their GCSE courses. Rather than simply performing well in the examination hall, their hard work across two years provided the data from which their Centre Assessed Grades were drawn. The Centre-Assessed Grades were assigned at the end of the course and were determined by working out the mostly likely grade each student would achieve if the exams went ahead. They were the result of careful controls and multi-stage reviews, with teachers using their depth of knowledge about the students to predict accurately. The girls deserve to be proud of what they achieved, and know that the grades are an accurate reflection of their work and ability.

The Headmaster, Oliver Blond, said: ‘I would like to congratulate every girl in last year’s Year 13 and Year 11 - the way they have responded to this unprecedented situation has been incredibly impressive. I am sorry that they didn’t have the chance to prove themselves in the exams but they had already proven themselves many times over, not only in their academic studies, but the very many ways they contributed to the life, sport and culture of the School. At this difficult time, it reminds us how much we need people who are resilient, creative, community-spirited, hard-working and optimistic and these qualities more than the actual grades any girl achieved will be the making of them in their futures and it is the people they are that we value most of all.’

Please do have a look through the online gallery below, where there are a few example case studies of the girls’ successes.’

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