Hard work and commitment pays off for Blue Coat A level students

Date published: 14 August 2020

There may have been no exams this year, but Blue Coat School students still had plenty to celebrate. 

The students' impressive overall results provided recognition of two years of hard work, new friends made and skills learned. 

Students may not have had a chance to demonstrate what they were capable of with formal examinations, but their efforts and hard work have been recognised by the exam boards. 

Five of Blue Coat's students are going to Oxford University.

They are: 

Rish Dhoot is going to Lincoln college to study Maths 

Kirsten Fletcher, Hertford, Geography 

Kian O'Connor, Mansfield, Law 

James Goddard, New College, Maths 

Samuel Williamson, University College, Engineering Science 

Many other students have also secured university places across the country despite the unprecedented period everyone is going through. 

A number of Blue Coat students have also been accepted onto high level apprenticeships.  

Mathew Bailey has secured a school leavers' position with KPMG. 

He will be working on-the-job as an audit apprentice whilst studying for level 7 qualifications in accountancy as part of a five-year degree apprenticeship, with the aim of becoming a fully-qualified chartered accountant by the end of the programme.  

School may have stopped on March 23, but the friendships made and the skills and knowledge learned have endured and will continue to do so in the future. 

The students are now moving on to the next stage of their lives, at University, or starting an apprenticeship or maybe beginning work. 

They will be doing so after an unprecedented few months, but with a sense of community fostered by the school, and a range of experiences they can draw on.

In these difficult times teachers hope that their Blue Coat students remember that even when apart, we stand together. 

Blue Coat headteacher Rob Higgins said: "The last few months have been incredibly challenging for all of our young people, their families and for staff.

"I'm delighted to see so many pupils secure results which allow them to progress to the next stage of their journey.

"The results acknowledge the hard work and commitment they have demonstrated over the last two years and also reflect the support they have received from their families and staff.

"We wish them every success for the future."

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