13th August 2020 — Pupils at Sibford School in Oxfordshire have achieved their best results on record despite the unprecedented circumstances surrounding results this year. Overall, 56% of Sibford students gained A* - B grades in their A Level and BTEC exams, the highest on record, with pupils achieving a 100% pass rate across all subjects.
The majority of pupils achieved places to study at their first and second choice higher education destination. This year’s leavers will go on to study a wide range of courses all over the country from astrophysics, law and theatre to mathematics, finance and marine biology.
Sibford Head Toby Spence said: ‘This is a remarkable achievement for our pupils who have worked so hard during this most unusual time. All of the staff are delighted that the efforts of the pupils have been rewarded with some exceptional results and fabulous onward destinations for our pupils.
‘It has been pleasing to see that the majority of grades awarded were a fair reflection upon the efforts of the student with nearly 40% of results awarded as A*/A or an equivalent BTEC Distinction. Whilst there are anomalies that the school will appeal we are thrilled with the overall outcome for our students.
‘We are very proud of the wide range of destinations and pathways that our students are pursuing – from those who are heading to ‘Russell Group’ universities such as York and Sheffield to those who are furthering their careers in a wide range of vocations such as fashion, sport, media and theatre. This reflects the diverse and thriving community that is found at Sibford School.’
Cate Mallalieu-Needle, Head of Sixth Form added; ‘Our pupils have responded so well to the individual care and attention we offer as they pursue such a diverse range of pathways. We closely support each pupil whether they are applying via UCAS or following a different career path. We wish all students every success’.