Welcome to Beechwood Sixth Form
A Level Results 2020
42% of all grades A*/A (44% including EPQ)
64% A*/B (67% including EPQ)
It gives me huge pleasure to congratulate all our Year 13 students on their fantastic achievements. The school’s results are broadly in line with teacher predictions despite some of the justifiable national concerns from students and parents about moderation of teacher assessed grades. The success of our students is down to their hard work and exceptional effort, and particularly their resilience during lockdown and whilst waiting for their results – we are extremely proud of them all. All students bar one (in clearing on results day and highly likely to receive an offer) have received university places.
Particular mention should go to Nina Cheng and Ingrid Chessells with three A* grades and one A grade each, and Marie Treharne with two A* grades and an A grade. These results are also a tribute to the superb teachers at Beechwood Sacred Heart School who give huge amounts of additional time in calculating a fair but reflective set of A Level grades, and well as the teaching and guidance on the subject courses.
Congratulations to all students who have received their results today.
Being a member of the Sixth Form will usher in a new phase in your life and will feel different from anything you have experienced at school so far.
Your relationships with your teachers will change, as you will be expected and encouraged to take more responsibility for your own learning. Your tutors will work closely with you to help you to develop both academically and as a person making sure you achieve your very best.
As a school, we will work with you to explore the best post-16 combinations of courses, whether that be a full suite of A Levels or a combination of A Levels and other Level 3 Qualifications.
This, along with our innovative Beechwood Award programme, will enable your son/daughter to maximise their 6th Form studies and have excellent ‘wrap-around’ skills in preparation for university or work placements.
As part of the Sixth Form, you will have more freedom, but with the added responsibility of being a respected senior member of the school. You will have more choice of what to wear, take more control over your own time and have the use of the Sixth Form common room and its facilities. This is a time for making preparations for your life beyond school by learning to balance responsibilities and freedom.
The last two years at school are the most important in any student’s school career. Results achieved in A-level examinations determine much more than just a choice of university course. The entire direction of the rest of your life can be affected by decisions made at this crucial stage. Your final two years at school will shape your future, allowing you to fulfil your ambitions and to succeed at whatever you choose in the years to come.