This year our students have shown brilliant resilience and whilst we are doing results day a little differently this year, we’re still celebrating our students’ successes. Here you will be able to read stories from our students on how they are celebrating. This blog will be updated as the day goes on so make sure to keep checking back.
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Head, Mr Neil Smith, said: “My sincere congratulations to our Class of 2020. Regardless of the fact 2020 has been a particularly challenging year, our students have worked incredibly hard and thoroughly deserve the high grades they have been awarded, enabling them to pursue their next steps whatever the future holds.”
10 CHS students have been rewarded with an outstanding 3x A*s or equivalent or higher, with 4 students awarded 4xA*, and 3 students achieving at least one D1 (a grade higher than A*) at Pre-U.
Ben celebrated his superb A level results. He is excited to be heading to Birmingham University in September to study Mechanical Engineering and is relieved that all the hard work has paid off. He thanks to CHS for everything!
Oscar – Awarded 4 A*s securing a place at University of St Andrews to study Philosophy and Theology.
“What a morning it’s been! I’m over the moon really and I will certainly be celebrating in the sun. I feel really proud of myself in getting the grades that I wanted, even in spite of not actually getting to sit the exams. I’m grateful to all of my teachers for their support over the last two years and I hope I’ll be able to thank them personally once we are able to have a proper celebration. I will certainly miss CHS but I am very much excited to start university in September.”
Peter – Head Boy Peter was 4 A*s, heading to University of Oxford to study Physics and Philosophy.
“It has been a strange week with the news constantly changing and after what has been a really unsettling time for everyone. I was really relieved / very nervous when I saw my results but I’m really happy. I’m really looking forward to starting at Oxford in September.”
Ollie – Awarded 3 A*s and is heading to University of Leeds to study International Business.
“Time to pop this bad boy open! So relieved to be heading off to Leeds to do international business, with 3 A*s under my belt… what a result! Thank you to CHS for everything.”
Laura – Head Girl Laura Celebrating her A level results A*, A, B and accepting a place at University of Bristol to study English Literature. She is most looking forward to meeting new people when at University.
Laura’s dream job is to be a Travel Journalist. Hear more about her career aspirations on episode 9 of The Ed. Podcast.
Her advice for students about to start Sixth Form is “Get involved in everything!”
Maya – “Today I am Celebrating getting 3 A*s and also successfully gaining a place at ALRA North to do a foundation course in Acting starting in September! A great step forward for me as I try an pursue acting.”
Maya is celebrating with her sister Mansi (class of 2018) whose footsteps she is following in as she also got 3 A*’s at A-level.
“At CHS I enjoyed all the plays I have been in; Les Amis, Chicago, The Crucible to name a few. Also, Think Tank has been a highlight to run with Alana and Hugo in Upper Sixth!”
After doing a foundation course at ARLA North, Maya will be studying English and Theatre at the University of Bristol.
Maya’s advice to students starting Sixth Form is “If something is hard initially, it doesn’t mean you can’t do it. Everything comes with time!”
Lucy is looking forward to exploring a new city and beginning the next chapter of her life when she goes on to study Psychology at Durham University.
She said: “Whilst it’s sad my time at CHS has come to an end, I’m looking forward to starting at Durham University in September. I will be celebrating my 3 A*s with friends and family this evening. Thanks to CHS for being great support throughout my sixth form experience!”
Her advice to any students about to embark upon their A Levels? “Work consistently but don’t put too much pressure on yourself.”
Cate is another step closer to her dream career of becoming a Teacher of GCSE and A Level Mathematics after achieving 3x A*s. “After all the rumours and suspense and stress, I was overwhelmed when I found out my grades this morning. I am so pleased to know I will be studying Maths and Economics at University of Nottingham in September; I’m looking forward to learning more about how I fit in with and can survive in the real world so will enjoy celebrating with my family this evening.”
Cate says it’s not just Maths which she has enjoyed at CHS. “I enjoyed my role in Model United Nations and my chance to be a Peer Mentor and Maths Tutor to help younger students.”
And as an aspiring teacher, she offers her own piece of advice for those tackling their studies; “Try not to over stress, as long as you try your best you will be fine (oh and turns out Mock exams ARE important)!”
We are thrilled for Tom. His A Level results have secured him a degree apprenticeship from one of the country’s leading professional services firms, PwC – he was selected from an incredibly competitive field.
Well done and many congratulations! #CHSuccess