Headteacher proud of staff and students after positive A-Level results

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Students Henry, who is going to Cambridge to study engineering, and Rebecca who is doing a degree level Engineering Apprenticeship at Culham.
Students Henry, who is going to Cambridge to study engineering, and Rebecca who is doing a degree level Engineering Apprenticeship at Culham.

The head of a secondary school in Oxfordshire is proud of staff and students after many positive A level results.

Jonathan Dennett, headteacher of Larkmead School in Abingdon, said despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, students have achieved great results through “wonderful resilience, spirit and hard work.”

Speaking to the Oxford Mail this morning (August 18), Mr Dennett said: “It has been really positive and we have lots of happy students.

Oxford Mail: Students Henry, who is going to Cambridge to study engineering, and Rebecca who is doing a degree level Engineering Apprenticeship at Culham.
Oxford Mail: Students Henry, who is going to Cambridge to study engineering, and Rebecca who is doing a degree level Engineering Apprenticeship at Culham.

Students Henry, who is going to Cambridge to study engineering, and Rebecca who is doing a degree level Engineering Apprenticeship at Culham.

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“They have worked really hard and stayed positive throughout and the staff have been really supportive – the students have got the grades they deserved which is really positive.

“Everyone who wants to go to university has got a place and we’ve got a good mix of people going to university and taking on apprenticeship as well.

“We have one student doing a degree level apprenticeship in engineering. The sixth form team were fantastic and provided the right advice and guidance as well as academic support.”

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In order to help the students, who didn’t sit GCSE examinations due to a national lockdown, the school carried out assessments across the year to help them feel confident in the exam hall.

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Mr Dennett continued: “All students have missed key teaching time but we know what to expect in terms of exams and everyone is working really hard to make sure the kids are well prepared - their resilience has been great.”

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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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