Students and staff across The Active Learning Trust are celebrating after receiving superb sets of A-level results with plenty of individual success.

Set against the backdrop of the pandemic and lockdowns where schools were closed to students for a number of weeks in the winter, this year’s results are a set to be proud of.

The Government confirmed that this year’s results would be based on teacher assessment. This assessment has been robustly carried out using evidence such as mock exams, coursework, essays or in-class tests set by teachers to decide grades.

Stephen Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer of The Active Learning Trust, said: “A huge congratulations to all of our schools.  It has been an incredibly challenging academic year and we are immensely proud of what our schools have achieved.

“Our headteachers, teachers and staff have worked tirelessly for our students to ensure they achieve the very best.  Our sincere thanks and appreciation go to them, along with our students and parents, who have all shown such resilience and dedication over the course of the year.

“It is hugely rewarding to know that our students have been so very successful and now progress onto their chosen place of study and training.  We wish every single one of them much success!”

At Neale-Wade Academy in March, particular student successes include Charlotte Pierce who achieved straight A* grades in history, psychology, English literature, and EPQ. She is going on to Durham University to read law.

Fellow student, Rachael Fowler also achieved straight A* grades in history, psychology, maths, and EPQ. She is looking forward to studying psychology at the University of Bath.

Additionally, Grace Howe achieved an A* in psychology, an A* in English literature, an A in history and an A in EPQ. She is going off to study history at the University of Glasgow.

Graham Horn, Principal of Neale-Wade Academy, said: “Congratulations to all of our students who have gone above and beyond this year, and achieved some excellent grades. Because of their hard work and commitment, we have seen many secure places at university, while others have secured promising employment opportunities.”

At Cromwell Community College, in Chatteris, 75 per cent of Year 13 students applied to university, with half of these applications to study at Russell Group universities including Durham University, University of Sheffield and the University of Nottingham.

Cromwell Community College students attending university will be studying a range of subjects including pharmacy, astrophysics, archaeology, fine art, biomedicine and law. One student is also applying to study in the USA following a gap year.

Those not going to university are pursuing interesting career paths such as with the RAF, the police apprenticeship scheme, local employment at ALS Chatteris, and engineering apprenticeships at Stainless Metalcraft.

Jane Horn, Headteacher at Cromwell Community College, said: “All of us here at Cromwell Community College are so proud of our students for the incredible commitment, enthusiasm and dedication they’ve shown over the last few years. We wish them all well for their futures, whichever route they choose to follow.”

Well done again to everyone for their fantastic effort and achievement this year.