A-Level results day 2021: All the stories from Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough and East Northants schools

Today's the big day for students!

Tuesday, 10th August 2021, 7:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th August 2021, 3:42 pm
Summer 2021 grades have been determined by teachers

Nervous A-Level students are today receiving their results.

They are being released earlier in the month than usual, and like last year will not be based on exams due to Covid.

We will be updating this article with stories from schools across north Northamptonshire throughout the day.

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Despite another challenging year, students at The Ferrers School are celebrating A-Level success, with several exceptional individual performances.

Principal Angela Smith said: “We are incredibly proud of our students who have accomplished another set of fantastic achievements, despite all the challenges they have faced this year.

“Our mission at The Ferrers School is to help all our students be the very best they can be, which we express through our motto, ‘Aspire, Achieve, Acclaim’. We couldn’t have achieved this if it wasn’t for the dedication and support shown by our brilliant team of staff who stayed committed to providing a high-quality educational experience throughout our students’ time at the school.

There have been many individual successes across a range of subject areas. Standout Year 13 performers for A Level include Lily Jones, Katherine Curtis, Sam Davies, Isabel Slater, Joseph Lyne, Kieran Clarke, Logan Brophy and Will Turner who collectively achieved 29 A*/A grades.

Alicia Allen, Sophie Mitchell and Lydia Tebbutt also collectively achieved 7 Distinction*.

Whilst students are heading to a range of destinations, a large number have secured their first choice of University course including:

Kieran Clarke who has secured a place at Loughborough University to study Finance and Management.

Katherine Curtis-Rose who has a place at University of Nottingham to read Physics with a European Language.

George Hope will be studying Multimedia Sports Journalism at Northampton University.

Joseph Lyne has a place at University of York to read Natural Sciences.

Isabel Slater will be studying Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Strathclyde.

Poppy Warr has a place at University of Durham to read Anthropology and Archelogy.

The Ferrers School, Huxlow and Rushden work together as The East Northants College (TENC) for Post 16 Studies and have an excellent tradition of success.

If you wish to enquire about current vacancies within the sixth form, contact, Mrs Helen Prince, by email [email protected] on 01933 313411.

Staff at The Latimer Arts College were delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate with their Sixth Form students as they collected their examination results.

Principal Siobhan Hearne said: "After a roller-coaster journey for our students, the only thing that is important today is our students and celebrating their success. Our Year 13 have dedicated the last seven years of their life to this special moment – and it has been a great privilege to share it with them. They should be rightly proud of not only their hard work and effort, but also the courageous and resilient way in which they have managed the last few months. We are deeply proud of them all."

Year 13 student Jolanta Kirchner said: "It’s true what they say, hard work really pays off, I can’t wait to start a new chapter."

Year 13 student Ella Robinson said: "It has been a tough year. I’ve been supported so much by staff, it is as much down to them as me! I am so excited to go to my first choice university."

Kerry Gallon, assistant principal: sixth form, said: "I am thrilled with the achievements of our students who have worked relentlessly throughout a turbulent 18 months and they have been rightly rewarded with an exceptional set of examination grades.

"Our students are going to a variety of higher education institutions, with Max Armstrong achieving A*, A*, A, A and is moving on to Durham University to study Chemistry; Lydia Church A*, A*, A who is off to study Psychology, also at Durham University; Matt Oram achieved A*A*A and will be studying Computing, Audio and Music Technology at Plymouth University and James Macgregor who after achieving A* A* A and is off to UEA to study Medicine."

A Year 6 open evening takes place from 5.30pm on Thursday, October 7, and a sxth form open evening from 6pm on Wednesday, November 10. Visit the website for more information.

Bishop Stopford School students are celebrating great results - continuing a long tradition of A Level success at the school. The results mean that most students will be able to take up their first choice of university or career - a significant number with outstanding performances. Almost half of grades were awarded at A or A*, with an impressive 5 students gaining places at Oxbridge, and a further 6 going on to read Medicine. 3 students will continue their studies internationally - two in the US and one in Europe.

Harriet Drake-Lee found out her results as she was travelling to a rowing regatta. She is now able to take up her full scholarship to a US university for her sport. She is already making waves as an elite rower and this opportunity will give her the amazing chance to prepare for selection for the next Olympics in Paris in 2024.

Head Boy, Josh Hitchen, will read Computer Science at Bath after achieving 3A* and an A, and Head Girl, Bernie Kwei-Tagoe, will read Medicine at Leeds, after achieving 1A* and 2 A grades.

But these results have enabled students to enter the world of work successfully too. Lulu Cockayne, who achieved 2A* and an A grade starts her career with Run Ragged – a prestigious media company working with celebrities across the world.

Headteacher Jill Silverthorne said: “In a year where ‘unprecedented’ has become one of our most frequently used words, it is a real pleasure to commend our students on their achievements. Throughout the pandemic, their efforts have been unstinting, and they have been rewarded with great results today – continuing an enviable track record of high achievement at A Level at our school. Each student has an individual story, and many have achieved superbly in the face of significant adversity. Together with the exceptional support of their teachers, they have risen to the challenge and overcome the many obstacles in their way.

“We wish all of them the very best in their chosen pathways, and will continue to follow their progress with great interest.”

Students and staff at Corby Business Academy are celebrating an excellent set of A-Level results with some fantastic individual achievements.

Notable successes included:

Jonathan Hartley who achieved three A*s in Business, Mathematics and in Psychology and is going on to study Industrial Economics at the University of Nottingham.

Igor Pereszczako who achieved two A*s in Chemistry and in Mathematics and an A in Biology and is going on to study Medicine at Anglia Ruskin University.

Joe Shirlaw who achieved A* in Mathematics, A in Physics and B in Further Maths and will continue his studies in Mathematics at the University of Birmingham.

Jozef Balogh who achieved three As in Biology, Chemistry and Geography and will go on to study Biochemistry at University of Leicester.

There was also been real success with high levels of progress being made by students during their Sixth Form studies. These include Olivia Tucker for her progression in Media Studies, Dance and Health and Social Care, Asad Ahmed for his progress in Business, Sport and English and Holly Adamson for her progress in Photography, Psychology and History.

Principal Simon Underwood said: “We could not be prouder of what our incredible students have managed to achieve, the determination and dedication they have shown over the past two academic years has been phenomenal. Alongside this the student and teacher partnerships have shone through more than ever. I wish all students the greatest success in the next phase of their education.

“During their time with us, we equip our students with valuable skills, aspirations and learning opportunities to prepare them for life beyond the Academy and are confident they will carry this with them throughout their educational journey.

“I would also like to thank all our staff for continuing to provide an excellent education for our students and fuelling them with the motivation and willingness to strive for success. The range of high-quality destinations for students are testimony to the unbelievable efforts over a sustained period of time.”

To find out more about Corby Business Academy, visit: www.corbybusinessacademy.org/Brooke Weston Academy, in Corby, is celebrating another successful year of Post-16 examination results.

Principal Shaun Strydom said: “We are very proud of all our students who have worked extremely hard over the past two years. They are fantastic role models for our younger students and should be pleased with their achievements.

“I would also like to say thank you to all of our staff for the support and encouragement they have shown our students during this time and for continuing to provide a high-quality learning experience despite the circumstances.

“Our curriculum and dedicated team of staff work hard to ensure our students develop a love of learning as well as the provisions to strive, which has been reflected in their results. We will be available to provide support and assistance to all students that require it in the upcoming weeks and wish our students every success in the future.”

Top performing students include Matthew Leer, Matish Parmar, Kacper Wieckowski and Aleksa Trkulja, who collectively achieved twelve A* grades.

Matthew is off to the University of Bath to study Architecture, Kacper is going to the prestigious University of Cambridge to study Natural Science, and Matish is going to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Warwick. Matish says his success is down to starting his revision early so that he had plenty of time to grasp his understanding of key topics and prepare for his exams.

Caitlin Roughton, Shervin Sajan and Olivia Miller all achieved a grade profile of three A*/A grades.

Shervin is going on to study Biomedical Engineering at the University of Surrey, Caitlin is going to Aston University to study Biomedical Science, and Olivia has decided to spend the next year working to save money for travelling whilst she decides what career path she wishes to embark upon.

A further 19 students achieved a grade profile consisting of A* and A grades, which is a tremendous achievement and many others achieved exceptional individual results.

More than 85 per cent of students this year are going on to university with the remainder opting for professional or vocational apprenticeships. A number of students have secured places at highly prestigious universities. These include Tom Rutherford (International Relations, University of Newcastle), Erin Barnett (History, University of Manchester), Emily Horne (Virology and Immunology, University of Bristol), Fran Bell (History, University of Exeter) and Casey Morris (Primary Education, University of Nottingham).

Some of our students have secured impressive apprenticeships with highly respected employers. Luca Fargolni is starting a degree apprenticeship with Greencore – this is a technical apprenticeship with a local food company. Ellie Mulligan has been accepted onto the Flying Start degree with Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) and will be completing her Accountancy Chartered exams alongside her degree.

To find out more about Brooke Weston Academy, visit www.brookeweston.org/Manor School students are set to attend some of the most selective academic institutions after achieving outstanding results.

Of the awarded grades, 32 per cent of grades were A*/A. All students who applied for a university course have been offered their first-choice destination.

Darren Carter, assistant principal at the Raunds school, said “In what has been an extraordinarily challenging year, our students have once again shown resilience and aspiration in overcoming the hurdles put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Although students did not have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and understanding in final examinations, the significant evidence used to determine their grades released today are testament to their hard work and tremendous effort over their seven-year journey in secondary education. We acknowledge the continued support from parents and carers and the dedication and commitment from all of our staff.”

Amongst these, stand out performances worthy of recognition include:

Rachel Frazer (A*A*A*B) who is going to study biomedical science at the University of Warwick

Izabel Turiccki (A*A*A*AB) who is going to study mathematics at the Durham University

Georgie Reece-Minutolo (A*AA) who is going to study biomedical science at Oxford University

Cassie Down (Dist*A*A) who is going to study forensic psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University

Daniel Travers (A*AAA) who is going to study chemical engineering at Manchester University

Lucy Kirbyshire (A*AAA) who is going to study politics and international relations at Birmingham University.

Prospective applicants to the Sixth form can still get in touch by contacting the school by emailing Mr Carter ([email protected]) at any time, or phoning the school on 01933 623921 from Thursday, September 2.

Students at the Sir Christopher Hatton Academy in Wellingborough have today received their A-Level results.

Co-principals Nick Salisbury and Alastair Mitchell said: "The staff of Sir Christopher Hatton Academy would like to congratulate all students on their hard work, focus and determination over what has been a challenging period. The 2021 Year 13 cohort have worked with great dedication and contributed widely to the whole academy. We wish them all the very best as they prepare for their future endeavours."

More than a third of students who have applied to universities have obtained a place at the prestigious Russell Group of universities. A number of students are also commencing Apprenticeships.

Notable students include:

Akash Kumar Badhan will be reading Biomedical Science at University College London; Arpana Kumari will be undertaking a 1-year apprenticeship at Great Glenns and will then go on to read Politics, Philosophy and Ethics at University of Liverpool; Christopher Price will be undertaking an apprenticeship with the Police force; Chloe Swales will be completing an apprenticeship in Marketing at the Encounter Group; Dev Patel will be reading Economics at Loughborough University; Dua Rehman – Iqbal will be reading Law and Politics at Royal Holloway University; Gauri Patel will be reading Design Engineering at Aston University;

Harry McWilliam will be reading Engineering at the University of Oxford; Jodie Rice will be reading English at the University of Birmingham; Neha Dholakia will be reading Mathematics at the University of Warwick; Saahil Kanabar will be reading Civil Engineering with a placement year at Loughborough University; Sally Wilson will be reading Fine art at the University of Northampton; Shiv Dhanji will be reading Mathematic Physics at University of Warwick; Tarun Mistry will be reading Pure Mathematics at Imperial College London; Thomas Kenwright will be reading Physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham; Vieanna Bhundia will be reading Law at Newcastle University.

Sir Christopher Hatton Academy Open Evenings will be held as follows:

Year 6

Monday, October 4, and Tuesday, October 5.

VI Form

Wednesday, November 3

Sixth form students at Kettering Buccleuch Academy are celebrating after securing places at some the UK’s top universities, with two students on their way to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Among those celebrating today is Esele Okondo, who will be taking up a place at the University of Oxford to read medicine, and Frankjel Hernandez, who will be joining the University of Cambridge to read natural sciences.

Esele said: “It’s been an amazing journey at KBA. I am absolutely over the moon with my result. I would like to thank all the staff at KBA, as without their support today wouldn’t have been possible. The next step for me is the University of Oxford to read Medicine.”

Frankjel said: “I am so pleased with my results and excited for my next adventure in Cambridge. Thank you to all the staff at KBA – without their support and guidance I would not have been able to achieve this dream goal.”

Also taking up places at Russell Group universities are:

Uday Singh who will be joining Imperial College London to study Aeronautical Science;

Megan Miller who will be joining King's College London to study History;

Lauren Steventon who will be joining Durham University to study Geography;

Luke Bagshaw who will be joining the University of Warwick to study Maths;

Holly Kilsby who will be joining the University of Manchester to study Adult Nursing.

Principal Dino Di Salvo said: “Congratulations to all our sixth formers on securing an excellent set of offers – including Esele and Frankjel’s exceptional places at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. We are incredibly proud of the ongoing fortitude our students have shown in the face of the pandemic and for the way they have navigated their A Level studies with maturity beyond their years.

“I am incredibly grateful to the sixth form team for the enduring support and guidance they have provided to students over the last two years. They have gone above and beyond to ensure our young people have everything they need to successfully take the next steps in their lives, whether that is by going to university or entering the world of work. I have no doubt that all our sixth formers have very bright futures ahead of them and I wish them all the best of luck.”

Sixth-formers at Lodge Park Academy, Corby, are celebrating today after receiving their long-awaited A-Level and Level 3 Vocational results.

Amongst the students celebrating were Head Girl, Katie Erridge, who has achieved a double distinction in Cambridge Technical in Information Technology, A in Psychology and A in English Literature. Katie said: "I am ecstatic to gain these grades. I have been so supported here at Lodge Park Academy. I had considered going to a different sixth form after Year 11, but I am so glad I stayed. No matter what happened, the teachers here always helped me to feel secure and reassure me that it was all going to be OK.” Katie is going on to study Primary Education at Durham University.

Celebrating alongside Katie was Natalie Huggart, who has achieved A* in Psychology, a double distinction in Cambridge Technical in Information Technology and Distinction* in Business. Natalie is going to study Business Management and Accounting at University of York. Shesaid: “I really doubted myself, so these results are such a relief. I’m really pleased, and appreciative of all the support I’ve had.” Mr York, Head of Sixth Form, said ”Natalie has achieved an absolutely amazing set of results despite all the obstacles. I am delighted that she will now be able to carry on her journey at university and am so proud of her achievements.”

Another happy student, Abe Gallagher, has decided to consider a range of options until he ‘finds his calling’. Abe achieved A* in Art and Design, A* in English Language and A in English Literature. Abe said; "I’ve proved to myself that I’m good at writing and that I have a creative eye, so I’m excited to spend some time exploring all the options and then making a choice that’s right for me.”

Mr York, Head of Sixth Form, said, ”Abe has worked tirelessly to achieve these outcomes and I am delighted that his efforts have been rewarded highly. I wish him every success in finding his calling.”

One Year 13 student who feels she has already found her calling is Daisy Burgin. Daisy is currently working full time as a Learning Support Assistant at The Red Kite Special Academy in Corby, supporting children with disabilities. Daisy is deferring her place at De Montfort to study Education because she wants to spend a year gaining valuable experience. Daisy achieved A in Psychology, a double distinction in Cambridge Technical Information Technology and Distinction* in Health and Social Care. Daisy said: “I’ve had great teachers here at Lodge Park Academy and I’ve loved the Sixth Form. Even though we’ve had a tough time with the pandemic, the closeness of the sixth form team has been really helpful.”

Students and staff gathered for the final time this year at Sharnbrook Academy Sixth Form to celebrate and acknowledge their superb achievements and results at the end of their Level 3 studies.

Amongst the outstanding results across the year group, there were many exceptional individual performances:

Tobias Hanrahan achieved five A* grades and one grade A

Dylan Green achieved three A* grades and one grade A

Will Heron, Anna Brewer and Theo Bredell achieved three A* grades and one AS grade A

Matt Venables achieved three A* grades

Students at Prince William School in Oundle have achieved an outstanding set of A level results, despite the disruption to their studies caused by Covid-19.

A total of 34 per cent of all grades were A*or A and 83 per cent were A* to C.

Highest attaining students were: Lucy Seymour: 3 A*s and A* in EPQ; Emily Robertshaw: 2 A*s, 1 A and A* in EPQ; Molly Beverly: 3 A*s; Leah Longfoot: 3 A*s 82 per cent of the cohort applied to go to university and 98 per cent have attained the grades they needed to secure their place, including some who have had to overcome extremely difficult personal circumstances.

Students are going to read a range of subjects, such as English, Engineering, History, Law, Medicine, and Politics, at a variety of universities including Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Nottingham, Sheffield, and Southampton, and Emily Robertshaw is going to Cambridge University to read Law.

Headteacher Elizabeth Dormor said: “We are delighted to be able to announce another excellent set of A level results. It has been another incredibly difficult year and our students have had to have tremendous resilience. The grades they have received today demonstrate their hard work and dedication to their studies during their time in the sixth form here at Prince William School.”

There are still Year 12 places available at Prince William School for September. To find out more, visit www.pws.emat.uk or call the school on 01832 272881.

A Moulton School spokesman said: "Once again, students have studied under the most unusual of circumstances. Further lockdowns, Covid protocols and remote learning have all added to the pressure that pupils, parents and teachers have faced this year. Throughout their journey, our Year 13 students have shown positivity, resilience, and ambition for their futures. I speak on behalf of all staff at MSSC when I say that we are incredibly proud of their achievements and these results are a testimony to the hard work and support by all involved. You may have read in the National Press that results are ‘inflated’ and represent an inaccurate picture of student performance. They do not. Students have stepped up to tackle the challenges presented to them and have kept their focus throughout months of uncertainty. We know they are a fair reflection of everything our learners have demonstrated throughout their studies.

"Some of our students have secured courses at top universities studying subjects as diverse as Medicine, Law, Midwifery and Bio-Security. Others have secured overseas scholarships, gap years or apprenticeships. Notable results include: Benjamin Leach A*A*A who takes up an apprenticeship in software development; Oscar Morris A*A*Distinction* who heads off to Birmingham to study Business; Cameron Hanna A*A*A who will be studying at Edinburgh; Lauren Varnsberry A*A*A has accepted a place at Manchester; Fenella Downes A*AA who moves onto King’s College, London and, Eliza Evans A*A*A who will study at York University. We wish them and every student happiness and success as they begin the next phase of their academic stories and we very much look forward to following their career pathways over the coming years."

Lisa Punter, Head of Sixth Form, said, ‘Even though this year group have had an unprecedented two years, they have shown a real strength of character to build exciting and challenging pathways for themselves. They are a wonderful year group that I know will make a positive impact on the world’. Dr Angie Dabbs, Headteacher, said, ‘We are delighted that so many of our students get to follow the next stage of their preferred learning journeys. I’d especially like to thank staff for all their dedication and hard work and, of course, parents, for their continued commitment and support. I hope students can now celebrate their deserved success and enjoy some time with family and friends. A fabulous group of young people who have strived for great things and demonstrated tenacity and courage in the face of adversity. Well done!’

Students at Moulton College are celebrating after receiving an astounding set of BTEC results.

More than 700 students at the college studied for their BTEC qualification this year, with 99 per cent achieving a pass. The success of the college’s National Extended Diploma courses has been particularly impressive with 38 per cent achieving a distinction or higher. The number of students achieving a triple distinction, equivalent to three A* grades at A-Level was 10 per cent.

Vice-principal John O’Shea said: “These results are outstanding, and testament to the hard work of our students and staff over the past year. We’ve invested heavily in our teaching and learning, and the quality of our courses and it’s wonderful to see this reflected in these results. Huge congratulations to all of our students.

“The students have and will always be at the centre of everything we do at Moulton College, and our approach over the pandemic has without doubt influenced the results received. Today’s results, coupled with our 99 per cent pass rate in January demonstrates the work we’re doing to ensure our students achieve their potential, and enter their chosen sector with a competitive edge.”

Despite a challenging year, students and staff at Kettering Science Academy, part of Brooke Weston Trust, are celebrating A-Level results day success.

Principal Tony Segalini said: “We are so pleased with our students’ achievements during what has been an incredibly difficult few years. Despite having to balance restrictions alongside their studies, students have not let this negatively impact their education and their excellent results speak for themselves.

“Alongside the positive comments in our recent Ofsted monitoring inspection, these results show that we are continuing to make significant progress as a school. I couldn’t be prouder of our caring and encouraging school community, which has our students at the heart of everything we do and we have continued to support them all to be the best they can be”

Noticeable successes included:

Connor Perkis achieved five A*s (Maths, Further maths, Physics, Computer Science, EPQ) and is off to University of York to study Computer Science.

Amy Dimmock achieved three A*s (Biology, Chemistry, Psychology) and is off to University of Hertfordshire to study paramedic Science.

Sara Dinu achieved two A*s and an A (Biology, Chemistry, Maths) and is off to University of East Anglia to study medicine.

Petra Horvath achieved two A*s and an A (Law, Geography, English) and is off to University of York to study Law.

Ben Walpole achieved an A* and two As (Chemistry, Biology, Maths) and is off to university of York to study Chemistry.

Nermeen Symon Ghouri achieved three As (biology, Chemistry, Maths) and is off to De Montfort university to study pharmacy.

Andrei Bratu achieved three As and a B (Biology, Chemistry, EPQ, Psychology) and is off to Southampton to study cardiac Physiology.

To find out more about Kettering Science Academy, visit: www.ketteringscienceacademy.org/A spokesman for Southfield School, Kettering, said: "We are delighted to announce a fantastic set of results for our students in their A-Levels and other qualifications this summer.

"We have been incredibly impressed by their resilience and strength of character throughout this most challenging of years. All of our students have secured destinations after leaving our sixth form."

Headteacher Steph Roberts said: “We are immensely proud of the achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year. They, and our staff, have worked tirelessly to ensure they have progressed on to further education and study. On behalf of our school community, I wish them all the best for the future and look forward to hearing about their future success.”

Pupils and staff at Kingswood Secondary Academy, in Corby, are rejoicing after receiving their A-Level grades today.

The Academy is pleased to announce a year of fantastic results for pupils despite the challenges of the pandemic, and many are now preparing to head into their chosen universities, apprenticeships or employment this September.

While all pupils have done incredibly well, there are some standout individual achievements. These include:

Head Girl, Leona Atkins, who achieved three A* grades in biology, English literature and physical education. She has secured her place to study sport and exercise science at the prestigious Loughborough University.

Denisa Bocskay who achieved one A* and two A grades in English language and literature, history and social science. Denisa has secured her place to study law at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Head Boy, Mateus Ferreira, who achieved one A*, one A and two B grades in Portuguese, history, biology and chemistry and will now study medicine at the University of Leeds.

Sisters, Barbara Nakavurma and Bridget Nabuufu. Barbara achieved two A*s and one A grade in biology, mathematics and chemistry and will study medicine in the future. Bridget successfully achieved one A*, one A and one B grade in English literature, social sciences and history and will study law in the future.

Cain Nar who achieved one A grade, one B grade and one distinction in English language and literature, social science and business studies. Cain will now study architecture at Birmingham City University.

Principal Michelle Newman said: “We are delighted to see our pupils receive such brilliant A-Level results today. Over the last two years, they have worked so hard, and it is a pleasure to see their joy and excitement as they receive the grades they need to embark on their next steps, whether that be higher education, employment or apprenticeships.

“It has been a challenging year for so many in our community and I would like to extend our heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported the Academy and our pupils. We are now looking forward to the next academic year and welcoming back all our young people to the Academy.”

Students at Huxlow Science College in Irthlingborough are today (Tuesday) celebrating some outstanding A-Level and BTEC results.

Year on year, Huxlow students achieve exceptional post-16 results in science and other curriculum areas, and this year is no exception, with the high grades across the curriculum.

BTEC vocational students performed particularly well in sport and applied science.

A school spokesman said: "We are delighted that students who have studied towards their A-Levels and BTECs for two years in unprecedented times have achieved the outcomes that they deserve.

"It is down to the hard work of both students and staff. We have offered high quality careers advice to ensure that all students have studied courses that are well tailored to their talents and aspirations.

"Fantastic results in BTEC including triple distinction stars have paved the way to courses such as masters of nursing, biomedical science, social work and sport and exercise science. Excellent A-Level results have enabled students to study psychological and behavioral sciences, nursing, medicine, business, chemistry, aerospace, criminology, teaching, philosophy, politics and economics, fashion business and management, product design and technology at amazing universities such as Cambridge, Glasgow, Leeds, York and Nottingham, along with other competitive universities such as Loughborough and Birmingham, Bristol, Kings College London and London Met."

To find out about current vacancies within the sixth form, contact Jacqueline Holmes on 01933 650496 or [email protected]

At Oundle School 35 per cent of grades awarded were at A* or equivalent, with 68 per cent A*A and 91% A*–B.

A high proportion of pupils immediately secured a place at one of their chosen universities, with all Oxbridge candidates confirming their offered places on the day of results.

Topping the cohort were several outstanding performances, notably from Jack Campbell, Head of School, who secured three A* and two D1s (grades which identify the highest performers in Pre-U qualifications) and Brioni Leung, who achieved five A*s.

Sarah Kerr-Dineen, Head of Oundle School, said: “These fine results are richly deserved by a group of young people who have shown extraordinary determination and resilience throughout their sixth form years: we are immensely proud of them.”

Kimbolton School, just over the border in Cambridgeshire, takes a number of pupils from this county.

Exam boards have today awarded Kimbolton students 68.9% at A*/A, 87.6% at A* to B with a 100% pass rate.

Headmaster Jonathan Belbin said: “Against a backdrop of a global pandemic which put students, parents and teachers under immense pressure - plus the ever-changing advice about the grading system to be deployed by schools - students across the country have had to show resilience, adaptability and flexibility on another level.

"This year’s public examination arrangements have placed unique demands on all schools and unsurprisingly have led to different grade profiles across the country. We are delighted that the vast majority of our students are now heading for their universities of choice or have a strong platform from which to embark upon the world of work.”