Exam results at Our Lady of Sion are always strong, but class and year group sizes are much smaller than in most schools.


GCE / A Level Key Stage 5 Results 2020

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Grades A*-C 98%

Grade A* 23%

Grade A*-A 61%

3x Grade A* 14%

During what has been an extraordinary and challenging academic year, Our Lady of Sion A-Level students have shown resilience, drive, self-motivation and unwavering devotion to achieve outstanding outcomes.  A commitment to achieve potential with steadfast focus on achieving enviable places in the most celebrated universities in the UK has enabled these young people to ride the storm of the Covid19 lockdown, crossing the finish line victoriously.

Our whole school community joins together to celebrate these splendid results.  Sion students encourage one another to aim high and find intrinsic satisfaction through hard work and dedication. When that determination comes from within, the achievements are boundless.

We will now share more details from a small number of the many outstanding stories of success from this kind, warm-hearted, and dedicated group.

 

  • From achieving a complete set of Grade 9s at GCSE to 4 A* grades at A-Level and A* for his EPQ , Anthony has rightfully gained his place to read Maths at the University of Cambridge.
  • Isobel achieved 3 A* grades at A level and an A* for her EPQ. Isobel will be reading History and French at the University of Bristol.
  • Oliver achieved 3 A* grades at A level and an A* for his EPQ. Oliver will be reading Physics at the University of Bath
  • Mark achieved 4 A* grades at A Level and an A in his EPQ. Mark will be reading Mathematics at University College London (UCL)
  • Anna achieved A* and two A grades at A level and an A* in her EPQ. Anna will be reading Dentistry at Kings College London
  • Oscar achieved three A grades at A Level and an A in his EPQ. Oscar will be reading Law at the University of Exeter
  • Victoria achieved two A* grades and two A Grades at A Level and an A in her EPQ. Victoria is planning to read Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sussex
  • Tom achieved three A grades at A level and will be reading Law at the University of Exeter
  • Joe achieved three A grades at A Level and will be reading Film Studies at the University of Warwick
  • Talisa achieved 3 A* grades at A Level and will be reading Dentistry at the University of Bristol
  • Alice achieved 1 A* and 2 A Grades at A Level and will be reading Neuroscience at the University of Bristol
  • Toby achieved three A Grades at A Level and an A in his EPQ and will be reading Geophysics at the University of Leeds

 

Brinder Martin (Head of Sixth Form) said, “I am so very happy for our students.  They have been through a very difficult time and it is so good that they have achieved such splendid results”.

Anna (student) “I am feeling ecstatic! I am very pleased! I have got a place at King’s College, which is my dream-university.  I am going to study Dentistry.  I am just so excited.”

Helen Davis (Acting Deputy) “Congratulations to all Sion students in this unprecedented exam series.   I am very proud of your positive attitude and patience throughout and your united support for each other. ”.

Acting Head, Steve Jeffery said, “We are all very moved by the outstanding achievements of our young people.  They have worked hard for these terrific results and they unquestionably deserve them. I am forever proud of every young person with whom I am fortunate enough to meet within this school.  I applaud all young people – across the nation, and include their parents, guardians and all teachers for their extraordinary resilience and perseverance incessantly present during the covid19 home-schooling period. We were certainly all in this together, and look at what happens when a community unites.”