Downend A-level students secure uni places

September 02 2020

DOWNEND School has praised the performance of students at its sixth-form centre who received their A-level results in August.
Students across the country faced upheaval as results assessed using a government algorithm downgraded predicted grades for around four in every ten A-levels assessed by tutors, before a government u-turn allowed mock exam results to be used where they were higher.
Nevertheless, students at Downend's sixth form centre, including many former Mangotsfield School pupils, were all able to secure first or second-choice university places, or planned apprenticeships, on results day.
The school said in a statement: "We are immensely proud of our A-level students this year and the results they have received are testament to their hard work over the last two years.
"They have shown commitment, dedication and more recently great strength of character and resilience during these unprecedented times.
"We are pleased that the results they have received will allow them to progress onto the apprenticeship and degree courses of their choice; all of our Year 13 students have been able to take up their first or second place university choices or planned apprenticeships.
"We wish them all the very best for their future studies and careers."