A Level results day: Hulme Principal salutes 'fantastic resilience' of students

Date published: 10 August 2021

The Oldham Hulme Grammar School A Level cohort of 2021 have demonstrated 'fantastic resilience and commitment' during their A Level courses, according to delighted School Prinicipal Craig Mairs.

Hulme's Year 12 and 13 has been disrupted by the pandemic, but all the staff are incredibly proud of how they have met these challenges, particularly those posed by remote learning.

This year’s results were awarded using a system of Teacher Assessed Grades using extensive evidence of students’ achievement throughout their courses, including in formal assessments in school.

Although the circumstances of this year’s A Levels makes comparison with previous years difficult, staff have been delighted with the efforts of the Hulme students, who achieved a 100% pass rate and 94% A*-B grades.

Mr Mairs said: “Much has been written about the challenges of this academic year, but I am very proud of our talented and conscientious students, as well as the dedicated and innovative staff team who provided live lessons throughout the periods of lockdown, which ensured that our students reached their potential.

Lola White and Tiger Edwards

"We are delighted that they have secured their competitive university places and wish them every success with the next stage of their education.”

There were many outstanding individual sets of results, with top performer, Head Boy Charlie Chadwick, being awarded 5x A* grades.

Charlie is taking up a place at Oxford to read Classics in the autumn.

Three students - Ashton Ford, Lucas Davies and Huzaifa Saleem - achieved 4x A*grades.

Ashton and Lucas are going to Durham to study English Literature and Chemistry respectively, while Huzaifa is taking a gap year.

Tiger Edwards, Huzaifa Iqbal, Aleksander Markiewicz and Lola White all gained 3 x A* grades.

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