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++ Students at Charnwood College receive A-Level grades after eighteen months of Covid disruption ++


Sixth-formers at Charnwood College, part of the David Ross Education Trust are celebrating today after receiving their long-awaited A-Level and BTEC results. After a challenging year in which schools have faced disruption and cancelled exams, students have been awarded teacher-assessed grades, which have been ratified by examination boards. 


Staff and teachers have followed a highly rigorous process designed to ensure that all students receive the grades they merit, and that those grades are given fairly and consistently. Today’s results will give students their ticket to go on and study at university or begin employment or an apprenticeship – whatever is the best option for them. 


Students across the David Ross Education Trust have continued to work hard even through the most challenging of circumstances this year. DRET’s remote education offer has allowed students continuous access to their teachers, peers, and work online when they weren’t able to be in the classroom, and academic and pastoral support alike have ensured students all continue to make progress. The tireless efforts and perseverance of staff, teachers and students alike have all made today’s results possible.  


Isaac Fair, the sixth form’s highest performing boy and football star achieved an impressive 3A* in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Maths with an additional ‘A’ grade in Further Maths. Isaac is now set on staying local to his school and has accepted a place at the World-Renowned Loughborough University where he will be studying Maths and Sports Science.

Shriya Shingala will be moving slightly further afield after achieving 2A* In Biology and Chemistry and A grades in Economics and Maths. Shriya has accepted a place at London UCI studying Biomedical science.

Sportswoman and basketball sensation Molly James, who is part of the prestigious Charnwood Basketball Riders Academy, achieved top grades of Distinction stars in her OCR Sport Diploma course and Diploma in Sporting Excellence. Molly has received a scholarship to Lenoir Ryne University in the United States of America and will join a long list of successful scholarship students from Charnwood College.

Head Girl Caitlin Atkins, who achieved and impressive two A* in English and History and an A grade in Biology, said: 

“Charnwood College has given me the opportunity to grow so much personally, helping me discover and solidify my values. I have been supported by a network of wonderful staff. I am now looking forward to my next steps studying English at Bristol University.”

Head of Sixth form Jodie Smith, said: 

“We are delighted for our students; this has been a hard 18 months and our students and how students nationally have coped with the last 18 months has just been remarkable. We are enjoying celebrating with them and look forward to watching them go onto their next steps with confidence and optimism for the future.”            

Alastair O’Connor, Principal of Charnwood College, said:

“I am delighted for our year 13 students. They very much deserve this day of celebration especially after the last 18 months. We are so proud of how they and their families have coped, they truly have been remarkable and have shown such qualities of resilience, perseverance and patience. We are very lucky at Charnwood College to have such a wonderful school community and today we are celebrating with them.” 

Stuart Burns, CEO at the David Ross Education Trust, said:

“Congratulations to all the students at Charnwood College who have received their well-deserved A Level and BTEC results. Today marks a new chapter in students’ lives as they prepare for their next steps, whether that be university or their first job. Our world-class education offers students the best possible start in the world of work or higher education, and we know they will all go on to do great things. We wish all of our Leavers luck and look forward to seeing and hearing about all of their future success.”