A Level and GCSE Results 2020
This year’s A Level results day was like no other. Set against the backdrop of continuing concerns about public health, this year’s grades were initially awarded by a combination of school centre assessed grades and statistical modelling devised by Ofqual. Following a significant public outcry about the methodology used, and the individual unfairness that this produced, the controversial algorithm was scrapped, and the examination boards were instructed to issues grades based on the original centre assessed grades. The press reporting that the initial results did not affect independent schools was inaccurate. A significant number of our students had grades which were unfair and we shared their anger and frustration. As a school we had been in favour of some sort of moderation, but following the initial issuing of results, it was clear that the only possible approach was to revert to the centre assessed grades.
The final picture for our year group is of a superb set of grades with 23% of grades at A*, 86% at A*-B level and 100% at A*-D. However, at Oldham Hulme Grammar School we teach individual students, not an overall set of statistics and we care deeply about their well-being and success.
There are many outstanding individual sets of results with our top performer being awarded 5x A* grades and two other students being awarded 4x A* grades.
On 20th August our Year 11 students celebrated a superb set of GCSE results.
Our Year 11 students had already worked extremely hard before lockdown, and they did not stop working on the 20th March. Instead they engaged fully with their online lessons and undertook A Level bridging courses when GCSE study ended in May. They are therefore very well placed to embark upon the next stage of their education, and we are very proud of them. No-one would pretend that grades are not important, but I believe that in years to come it is the personal qualities that they have demonstrated in this crisis of: determination, resilience and initiative that will set these young people apart.
Their results are excellent and there are many impressive individual performances. Our top performing girl and boy have achieved 10x Grade 9s and 9x Grade 9s respectively. However, there are many success stories across our ability range and we share our students’ joy and relief.
Please click on the links below for our 2020 results.