Despite all the difficulties of this year, Head of Sixth Form Heidi Thompkins said the achievements of the students should be recognised as they moved on to the next phase of their lives.
“We are delighted to be able to congratulate the Class of 2020 for their many achievements and to wish them well as they move on to the next phase of their lives with our full support and best wishes," she said.
“Whilst students’ studies and preparation for the exams were abruptly halted by the lockdown at the end of March and the cancellation of the A Level and BTEC exams for this summer, we want to celebrate their many achievements over the course of the years they have been with us.
“These students did not get the chance to have the usual leavers' events, and it is important that they can move on to the next stage in their education with a sense of achievement and recognition. Today represents the end of one phase of each student's education, and the opportunity to recognise and celebrate what they have achieved.”
Among those who were able to celebrate their results today were Francesca Pritchard (18), who returned to Glyn, a member of the GLF multi-academy trust, for the first time since lockdown.
She achieved an A* in law, A for psychology, distinction in BTEC Business and is heading to the University of Leeds to read law. “I am very happy with my results. It was strange going into school, but the idea was worse than the reality,” she said.
Head boy Jack Benton is heading to Durham University after receiving an A in politics, A* in history and an A in maths. He will continue studying law for his degree.
Charlotte Lacouriarie is another Glyn student set to study law after achieving a B in economics, B in history and an A* in law. She will be attending the University of Exeter and is looking forward to starting her degree in mid-September.
“I was very happy with the results. I was so nervous I was crying all morning,” said Charlotte, who joined Glyn from Rosebery in order to study law at A-level and said she had enjoyed her time at the school.
The 18-year-old also returned to the school for the first time since lockdown, “It felt a bit strange but it was lovely to see everyone,” she said.
Daniel Roffey will be reading maths at Cambridge after he received an A* for maths, A* for further maths and an A* for physics.
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