Girls Achieve Impressive Results at A Level and GCSE

Girls With Laptops | Wycombe Abbey

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, not least for UVI (Year 13) and UV (Year 11) pupils who were due to sit public examinations in the Summer Term. Instead, the opportunity to prove themselves in the normal way was replaced with a system which took into account teacher assessment (Centre Assessed Grades).

This year, A level pupils achieved an impressive 48.9% of grades at A*, with 90.2% of results graded at A*-A.

GCSE Pupils’ Results Reflect Their Hard Work

GCSE pupils’ results, based on centre assessed grades (CAGs), equally reflects their hard work and are in keeping with the School’s tradition of academic excellence. An impressive 90.3% of examinations were awarded an A* grade (8/9), 98.7% of grades were A*- A (7/8/9) and 100% of grades were A*-B.

Results Day | Wycombe Abbey

While many UVI girls at Wycombe Abbey have achieved excellent grades which they feel are a fair reflection of their hard work throughout their Sixth Form years, the situation this year was one of frustration and upset for others, both here and across the country, following Ofqual’s initial attempts at standardisation of Centre Assessed Grades.

Headmistress, Jo Duncan, said: ‘I know that it was a source of great disappointment that the girls were unable to sit their examinations in the usual way. Wycombe Abbey is very proud of all of our A level and GCSE pupils this year, not just for their results but for the resilience, determination and positive attitude that they have shown throughout a very difficult year.’

What is Next for our Leavers?

Our leavers are going on to study subjects as diverse as Archaeology, Biochemistry, Chinese Studies, Economics, History of Art and Politics at Oxbridge and Russell Group universities in the UK. This year, a record number of 18 girls accepted places at US Colleges and universities, such as Stanford University, Duke University, University of California Berkley, and Columbia. 22 girls have accepted places at Oxford and Cambridge this year.

We wish all our leavers every success for their ongoing studies.