Below is a summary of our A level results day:

Success for The Grove Sixth Form after challenging year

Students at The Grove Sixth Form are celebrating outstanding achievements.

Students have worked incredibly hard and shown great strength of character, resilience, adaptability and determination.

This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards. The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic.

Andy Rayner, Head of Sixth Form commented: “Our fantastic facility has adapted to meet the needs of all of our students during a difficult year. They have shown resilience and adaptability experiencing both face-to-face learning and remote lessons. The results are a testament to how they have transitioned between the two. Many of our students have moved from The Grove School and all benefit from continuous study. Well done to all of our students.”

Headteacher of The Grove School, Sonia Taylor added: “We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year. Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto further education and study, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.”

Applications for The Grove Sixth Form are still open for September 2021 and details can be found on the website

Notable achievements are; Thomas Heather who achieved 4A*s who is looking forward to reading Physics at Imperial College London, Edison Lee achieved 3A* and is studying Physics at the University of Leeds, Max Tabor achieved 1 A* & 4As and is going on to study Medicine at the University of Bristol and Chloe Dudleston achieved 2A*s, 1A and a Distinction * and is looking forward to studying at Harper Adams University.

Sir John Talbot’s Sixth Form reap reward from a year of being resilient

Students are celebrating their excellent A level results following an extremely challenging year. Throughout their A level courses, students have had a mix of face-to-face and remote learning and their grades have been determined using a mix of assessments, across the course of study, to ensure fair results. The results represent the hard work, determination and resilience of students and staff over the previous 2 years.

Sir John Talbot’s Sixth Form offers a unique learning environment with many benefiting from a continuous study programme from the school. The extra-curricular programme enables students to bond with their peers and support them with their study. Although not all activities have been able to take place, staff have worked hard to ensure students access a first class education and tailored pastoral care.

Jo Haycock, Head of Sixth Form commented: “Students and staff have worked incredibly hard and due to us being a smaller Sixth Form, we really have been able to offer specialist support for our students with many transitioning from Sir John Talbot’s School which offers continuous study. Well done to all of our students and I look forward to hearing how they succeed as they move to the next chapter of their lives.”

Head of School for Sir John Talbot’s Sixth Form, Tim Stonall added: “This has been another year of uncertainty, but our staff and students have worked in harmony to ensure the very best outcomes. We have moved swiftly between face to face and remote learning ensuring students are supported. We want to wish all of our students every success for the future.”

Applications for Sir John Talbot’s Sixth Form are still open for September 2021 start and details can be found on the website

Notable achievements:

Year 13

Amy Fry – Biology A*, Chemistry A*, Mathematics A*, French A*

Mollie Williams – Psychology A*, Product Design A, Art A, AS Extended Project A*

Hugh Davies – History A*, Biology A, Religious Studies A, AS Extended Project A

Heidi Steel – History A, Religious Studies A, Psychology A, AS Extended Project A*

Aiden Chesworth – Biology A, History A, Spanish B, AS Extended Project B

Sophie Haugh – Religious Studies A, English Literature A, Psychology B, AS Extended Project B

Year 12

Emma Craig – AS Extended Project A*

Lucy Craig – AS Extended Project A*

Holly Gilbert – AS Extended Project A*

Zara Leary – AS Extended Project A*

Amelia Benbow – AS Extended Project A

Blake Holmes – AS Extended Project A

Cleo Greenfield – AS Further Maths A

Chloe Lloyd – AS Further Maths A

The Marches School is Delighted for our Sixth Form Students

 We are absolutely delighted for our students. Those leaving this year, have been the most affected by the global pandemic, over both of their two years of study.

Students have shown their resilience to see it through against a backdrop of late and mixed national messages about their education and exams. It is right and proper that our students have been supported every step of the way to ensure they have now gained their university and apprenticeship places.

Our student’s results are the ones they deserve, having worked hard online and in school, with a final 6 week block of assessments to navigate. We could not be prouder of what they have achieved.

Sarah Peacock, Key Stage 5 Raising Standards Leader commented: “Well done to all of our students and staff for their excellent achievements and their determination to succeed this year. We are all immensely proud as they move on to their exciting futures.”

Headteacher of The Marches School and Sixth Form, Alison Pearson added: “The work by students and staff and support from home has been significant in this challenging year. All have worked incredibly hard to adapt which has been seen in the results today. Everyone in our school community could not be more pleased with the outcomes.”

Applications for The Marches Sixth Form are still open for a September 2021 start with details on the website

Staff will be on hand on GCSE results day in school to support any student wishing to discuss a place with us at The Marches Sixth Form.

Standout performances came from:

Ioan Delahay A* A* A* – Studying Aerospace Engineering

Yasmin Aktar A* A* A* – Studying Politics and International Relations

Harriet Leslie-Miller A* A* A* – Studying Business

Tomas Davies – Distinction in BTEC ICT with A’ level Maths and Business – Studying Business and Information technology

Alice Wynn – Distinction in BTEC Science with A’ level English Literature and Psychology – Studying Nutrition and Health.