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GREAT ACHIEVEMENT: Kings Langley students celebrate their results despite exam algorithm chaos 

 Published on: 25th August 2020   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

The students at Kings Langley School recently received both their A-Level and GCSE results amidst the COVID-19 exam chaos. 

Both cohorts were the first to receive their results without sitting their exams, with A-Level students receiving theirs on Thursday, August 13, and GCSE students a week later on Thursday, August 20.

David Fisher, Headteacher of Kings Langley School, said the mornings on both results days were focused on celebrating the right of passage for our students as they opened their results on site. 

He said: “It is important to note that the 2020 results days have been about algorithms and indecision when they should have been about justification, celebration and pride for a young person.”

At the time of opening results for A-Level, school and college leaders did not fully know the national picture until later on in the day. 

After phoning other headteachers to find out the local and national picture on A-Level results day, it became clear that there was a clear problem with the national algorithm used to award A-level students their grades. 

David then worked with the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), along with supporting Charlotte Mead and Josh Price (Head Boy and Girl) to begin lobbying to change the algorithm. 

He said he was happy to see that the algorithm was scrapped, and students received their teacher predicted grades.

He said: “The whole situation has been extremely stressful for those involved and my heart goes out to all families nationally receiving results this year.”

A-Level student successes include Lauren Tout who achieved A*, A, A, and is going to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge University and Rachel Shaw who achieved A*, A*, A, A and will be studying Mathematics at Southampton University.

Headteacher David Fisher also wished all of the Kings Langley School students’ good luck in their future endeavours.

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