A Level results 2020

In this section:

100% of Upper 6th pupils at Gateways School secure their 1st or 2nd choice University for the second year running.

Gateways pupils have once again achieved a 100% pass rate this year with 81% of all A Level grades awarded at A*/A level.  31% of all our results were A* grades.

Three quarters of all candidates gained at least ABB grades and 60% of candidates achieved a clean sweep of 3 or more A*/A grades.

Art and Textiles, Philosophy, Art & Photography, Chemistry, English Literature, Further Maths, Latin and the Extended Project Qualification all achieved 100% A*/A grades with Geography, Psychology, Art & Design and Physics also achieving 100% A*- B grades.

These fantastic results mean that 100% of pupils have secured their 1st or 2nd choice university with over half moving on to Russell Group universities such as Durham, Leeds, Newcastle, University College London, Warwick and York.

Maisy O’Neill enjoyed outstanding success achieving 4 A* grades and we wish her well as she moves on to Newcastle to study English Literature.

Meanwhile Mehak Sood and Suha Sohail achieved 3 A* and 2 A grades each and both move on to Leeds to study Medicine.

As a non-selective school, Gateways is extremely proud to celebrate these impressive results, showing that our small class size model is effective in maximising educational outcomes for pupils.

Headmistress Dr Tracy Johnson commented:

Prior to the global pandemic we were already anticipating that this cohort of students would achieve some exceptional A Level results.  It is a great relief to us all to see that their hard work and determination to keep producing the goods during lockdown has paid off as it enabled us to build a robust evidence package to support our Centre Assessed Grades.  I believe our ability to serve our pupils so well is testimony to our core principle of small class sizes and our commitment to exceptionally high levels of individual attention which facilitates these outcomes.  I must also pay tribute to my teaching staff who have simply gone above and beyond the call of duty over the last 6 months to ensure that this cohort of young people have been awarded the results they truly deserve.  I simply could not be any prouder of them or our pupils.