“An extraordinary moment, for extraordinary students who have been through an extraordinary experience”
Students at Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC are celebrating after receiving their much-anticipated GCSE results today.
Nathan Mealor, Headteacher, said: “Despite the disruption caused by the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, our school community has worked relentlessly to achieve today’s impressive GCSE results. While it is impossible to compare these results with any other, our students have done all that has been asked of them – and more.”
Among those who were celebrating were John, who alongside some 9s and a distinction, also achieved an A* in A-Level maths earlier this week – an exam he took two years ahead of schedule.
Gabby achieved five Grade 9s, 2 8s and a Distinction and Distinction*, and Alihan celebrated four 9s, two 8s and a Distinction and Distinction*.
Mr Mealor added: “What has been particularly pleasing is that students have achieved in every aspect of academic life here at the UTC.
“In separate sciences, 70% of students achieved a grade of 7 or above, and every young person secured at least a 4. In Engineering, it really has been a day of distinction as close to 50% of the cohort secured one of the top marks.
“Our English and Maths results are also really strong.”
Ciaran O’Dowda, Executive Headteacher, added: “What I take most pride in is not necessarily the results."
“Our students, our staff and, crucially, our parents have come together so well during the pandemic to support our young people. It has been a real community effort."
“The students themselves have also been incredibly supportive towards each other. They have worked as one. The smiling faces that we are seeing today is testament not just to their talents and skills, but also their caring and inclusive qualities."
“They deserve every accolade and success. Today is an extraordinary moment, for extraordinary students who have been through an extraordinary experience.”