Mark Rutherford School celebrates successful A-level results

A number of subjects achieved excellent results

Thursday, 13th August 2020, 3:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th August 2020, 3:18 pm

Mark Rutherford School in Bedford are very pleased with this summer’s A-level results despite the challenges this academic year has brought due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the coronavirus pandemic preventing students from sitting exams this year, the results are based on teacher assessment grades which have been standardised.

Now students in England awaiting their exam results can keep their grades in mock exams if they are higher than the calculated grade, with regulator Ofqual asked to determine how and when valid mock results can be used.

Students celebrating A-level success at Mark Rutherford School
Students celebrating A-level success at Mark Rutherford School

Mrs Foster, deputy headteacher and director of Sixth Form said: "We are very proud of the students and the resilience they have shown through such unprecedented times with the majority moving on into their first choices options of university or apprenticeships."

Those moving on to university have secured a number of competitive places to read a wide range of subjects.

Majority of the subjects on offer achieved a 100% pass rate with the percentage of A* and A grades also seeing an increase from last year; over 38% of all students achieved at least one A* or A grade.

A number of subjects achieved excellent results including Spanish, French, Music, Further Maths and English Literature with 100% A*-C grades.

Mrs Foster added: "We always look forward to hearing from the students and their successes as they start the next phase of their journey as confident and independent young adults."

If you are interested in joining the Sixth Form visit: www.markrutherford.beds.sch.uk.