A Level students across St Albans have been celebrating their results after the challenges posed by the pandemic meant cancelled exams and turmoil.
Sixth Form students across the city from schools including St Columba’s College and Beaumont School received their results on August 10 with high percentages going to top universities.
St Columba’s headmaster David Buxton praised their pupils on their resilience over the pandemic declaring the results as very well-deserved.
He said: “Our Upper Sixth students have displayed exceptional resilience and tenacity as they coped with the uncertainty of the last 18 months. I am delighted that their hard work has been rewarded with such impressive results.
“As always, what matters most is that students are able to progress on to their chosen destination. I’m sure that they will go on to do great things with their lives and make valuable contributions to society.”
One St Columba’s student Ifaz Syed received three A* grades in biology, maths, further maths and an A in chemistry.
Beaumont students also celebrated their outstanding results after the challenges of the pandemic with headteacher Mr Atkinson expressing his pride.
He said: “I am immensely proud of what this cohort has achieved in unprecedented circumstances. Throughout the periods of national lockdown, their teachers ensured that quality learning could continue remotely, backed up with additional support from the pastoral staff, and our Year 13 students rose to the challenge brilliantly”.
Twins from the school Rob and Tom Linzell were awarded five A* and two A grades and will both be going on to study engineering.