Staff and students at St Margaret’s Academy in Liverpool have been celebrating after reaching their A-level and BTEC results today.
The pass rate at the academy for the A-levels was around 99.5%, which is almost their best ever.
Stephen Brierley, principal at St Margaret’s, said: “The proportion of A* and A grades – 19% – is also one of our highest ever, and our BTEC results are very strong too.
“These figures are all the more remarkable when you consider that these were the first external exams this cohort of students has taken – they didn’t take their GCSEs because of the pandemic”.
He added: “A lot of the credit today will rightly go to our students, who’ve worked hard and overcome considerable challenges to achieve these results today.
“But I also want to pay tribute to our teachers and support staff – their willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty during the pandemic is a key reason behind our students’ numerous success stories.”
Director of sixth form at St Margaret’s, Robbie Lawton, was equally delighted.
He said: “I’m thrilled that so many St Margaret’s Sixth Formers have achieved so highly.
“Such fantastic results don’t come about by accident: they are tribute to the hard work of the students, the high quality of teaching here, and the outstanding pastoral care we are able to offer at our Academy.”
The academy opened at 8am this morning, so that if students needed it, they could have a head start in accessing the clearing process.
Mr Lawton said he hopes that today’s great results from the school will encourage more students to apply for places in the sixth form next week, when the GCSE results are published.
He concluded: “We still have places left in next year’s Year 12, and applicants don’t need to go to church to join us.
“If any prospective students are interested in becoming part of our burgeoning success story, do get in touch!”.
Find more about the school here. Their telephone number is 0151 427 1825