Worksop college achieves top grades for second year in a row despite national downgrade

Worksop College is celebrating another year of A Level success with almost 30 per cent of pupils being awarded A* and A grades.

By Kian Rains
Thursday, 13th August 2020, 1:21 pm

While some students have celebrated excellent results, others have been left disappointed with this year’s grades, which have not been awarded in the usual way due to the coronavirus crisis.

As with every other school in the UK, today’s results were based primarily on predictions from looking at past work, mock exams and student ranking, these results were then standardised according to factors including a schools’ past performance and pupils’ previous exam results.

As a broad-ability, non-selective school, Worksop College has an impressive academic background, last year seeing the best A level results across all North Nottinghamshire schools.

Joe Lippitt from Elmton in Worksop will be celebrating after achieving an A* Maths, A* in Latin, plus A grades in both Chemistry and Further Maths.

This year they have repeated their success with almost 30 per cent of pupils achieving A* and A grades despite nearly 40 per cent of A level results nationally being lowered.

Headmaster Dr Price, said: “It goes without saying that we are very pleased with the excellent results.

“For the most part, our pupils have received grades that reflect their sheer hard work and determination.”

Joe Lippitt from Elmton in Worksop has cause for celebration after being awarded an A* Maths, A* in Latin, plus A grades in both Chemistry and Further Maths.

Joe will be going to the University of St Andrew’s to study Classics.

However, the school has its own anomalies, with a couple of students receiving grades lower than expected or predicted by teachers as part of the Centre Assessed Grades scheme.

Headmaster Dr Price, said: “There have been a few grades awarded that we are shocked and disappointed at.

“We will most certainly be supporting our students to challenge these grades and will do all we can to help secure the right results.

“These young people have worked too hard and for too long – showing unbelievable resilience over the last six months – it’s our duty to make sure we help them over this final hurdle and send them off to their next step in life with the outcome they deserve.”