19th August 2020 — Earlier this week, pupils at University College School in Hampstead celebrated the government’s decision to award A-Level candidates the Centre Assessment Grades (referred to as CAGs).
95% of grades achieved by UCS pupils were A*-B and 92 pupils were awarded straight A or A* grades. Mark Beard, Headmaster of the UCS Foundation was understandably pleased by these results commenting, “The class of 2020 broke all school records for GCSE results back in 2018. I know they were disappointed that they were not given the opportunity to prove themselves in the exam hall this summer but we now feel that they have received the grades which their industry over the last two years has merited. We wish them all the very best of luck for the future.”
The vast majority of UCS pupils have been awarded places at one of their top choice universities, including those studying Engineering, History, History of Art and Physics at Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities. Applicants to study Medicine were equally successful. Every year, a number of UCS pupils decide to pursue their post-18 study abroad. Supported by UCS’s long-established SAT preparation course, the USA remains a popular destination and this year’s leavers will be taking up places at illustrious institutions such as Chicago, University of Southern California and Cornell.
UCS is proud that it has recently been able to increase provision for means-tested bursaries which makes education at UCS more accessible than ever before. The outgoing Year 13 contained seventeen bursary pupils and eleven of these pupils achieved straight A or A* grades and, next month, will start courses in subjects including Maths, Economics and Chemistry at universities such as Cambridge, LSE and Imperial. If you would like to know more about fee assistance at UCS, please see: www.ucs.org.uk/bursaries-and-scholarships