The Duchess’s Community High School is pleased to report the achievements of its Year 13 students this summer.

18% of students received straight A or A* grades (or equivalent), and nearly all students received grades that allowed them to progress to the next destination of their choice. These destinations include Oxford & Cambridge, Russell Group Universities, and Apprenticeships.

This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, approved and awarded by the exam boards. The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic.

The Co-Headteachers said: “We are incredibly proud of all the hard work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted couple of years. Our students have shown resilience and mental toughness to complete their studies amidst a backdrop of a worldwide pandemic. Staff have worked tirelessly to ensure our students were all able to progress onto further education and study, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.”