A Level Exam Results 2021
Grey Court sixth form has once again reported an impressive set of results for its 2021 cohort who, according to head of sixth form, Ms Higham, have epitomised the “Keep calm and carry on spirit.” In a disrupted educational landscape the school’s historic strong performance has meant that the cohort has largely withstood the buffeting of the slings and arrows that a global pandemic has hurled at them.
Once again there has been a strong performance in medicine with Esther Zeuner Griffiths, Carys Williams, Yashvi Patel and Anisha Surman gaining places on medical courses at Newcastle, Nottingham, Anglia Ruskin and Birmingham. A delighted Carys Williams thanked the science department for the support they have provided her via the school’s medical programme where she gained a placement in Kingston hospital supporting front-line staff during the Covid pandemic.
Grey Court has also built on its impressive tradition of successful Oxbridge applications with Coyla Vuki gaining a place at Oxford to read history and Alice Warrington and David Gardner who have secured places to read English and linguistics at Cambridge. David, in particular, is looking forward to continuing his research on Finnish and Hungarian agglutination which he referenced in his successful interview!
BTEC courses once again tabled excellent results with Prophett Sullivan-Tobierre - who received three starred distinctions - gaining a place on a music tech course at the British Institute of Music Management and Sophia Waddington, who studied a sports BTEC alongside economics, biology and maths, gaining a place to study finance at Newcastle. Grey Court students have also been successful in gaining prestigious scholarships to American universities with head boy, Alfie Price, being awarded the president’s scholarship to the University of Richmond in Virginia and national schoolboy 800m champion, Jack Dickson, gaining an athletics scholarship to Colorado State University Pueblo.
Headteacher, Christopher Rhodes, thanked the year 13 cohort for the “resilience, adaptability and kindness to one another” that they had demonstrated throughout their time in the sixth form. “Our
students have really earned these grades which reflect their independence and creativity in the most difficult social period I have lived through,” he said. This cohort has proved to be an incredibly autonomous and ethically minded group and we hope that they will use the skills, networks and
experiences they have developed with us in their future lives to create positive change on an individual and societal level. “I hope the students will keep in touch so that we can use them as role models to inspire the next generation,” concluded a delighted Ms Higham.