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A Level Results: Well Done Chetham’s Students!

UPDATE: Monday 17 August

Following the Government’s decision to award students their Centre Assessed Grades, we are delighted to confirm that Chetham’s wonderful A Level students have now achieved 82.5% A*-B, rather than the 73.4% A*-B reported last week. A special congratulations to all those students whose grades are affected.

(Please note that no grades will be downgraded as a result of this change.)

Thursday 13 August:

Chetham’s A Level results are proof of an outstanding response – by students and teachers alike – to the unprecedented Covid-19 challenge this year, according to Principal Alun Jones.

Chetham’s students were awarded a 100% A Level pass rate, with 73.4% of the grades at A*-B.

Alun Jones, Principal, said:

“Regardless of the monumental challenges we have faced together this year, our students have continued to flourish academically, as well as musically.

“Every year, Chetham’s students’ impress us with their ability to juggle the demands of their world-class musical education alongside their academic studies – to achieve some of the best academic performance levels in the country. This year is no different.

“We congratulate each and every one of them for their results.

“Thank you also to our incredible team of staff, who work tirelessly in normal times, but since March have also delivered thousands of hours of bespoke remote learning for our students.

“The pass rate statistics validate that brilliant effort, but they tell only part of the Chetham’s story. Our university candidates have chosen to read courses ranging from theatre production at Bristol Old Vic and Music Production at LIPA, to Forensics, Biosciences and Medicine at Peterhouse Cambridge. As ever we have a number of students heading off to read Academic Music at fabulous universitites, including Oxbridge, RHUL, KCL, and York. We are extremely proud of every student and we wish them the very best for the future!”

As public examinations were cancelled this year due to the pandemic, our students’ results are based on ‘calculated grades’.

‘Centre assessed grades’ for each student’s subjects are based on evidence of performance, and departmental assembled evidence.

The Examination Boards then standardised all grades using a statistical model developed with Ofqual which took account of previous national results in each subject, the prior attainment of our students this year compared to previous years and our school’s results in each specific subject in recent years.

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