Saltash Community School is proud to be celebrating with our A level and Level 3 students today as they reap the rewards of their tenacity over the last couple of years. The global pandemic may have disrupted their studies, but they adapted well to on-line learning and engaged enthusiastically with face-to-face teaching when this was possible.

This year’s top performers were:

Alex, with 4 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths.

Holly, with 3 A* grades in Art, Maths and Further Maths.

Tom, with 3 A* grades in Biology, English Literature and History.

Thomas, with 3 A* grades in Computing, Maths and Physics.

Jasmine, with 2 A* grades in Biology and Physics and an A grade in Maths.

Serena, with 2 A* grades in English Language, and History and an A grade in Politics.

Head of Sixth Form, Ms Childs is delighted with the results and commented, “It is fair to say that this has been one of the most, if not the most, challenging of years and I could not be prouder of our students who have not only tenaciously dealt with uncertainty but have done so with grace and empathy. Alongside our top achievers, there are students who have managed to defy any statistical predictions and achieved results far surpassing expectations: Poppy, Dan, Holly and Darcy all deserve a special mention.”

Our great results mean we have had a plethora of students who have managed to secure some fantastic placements, pursuing their passions: Meg is off to study Zoology at Sparsholt; Scott has an apprenticeship at Derriford hospital; Eric will be studying Astronomy, and Seb will be joining Babcock.

Headteacher, Ms Littledyke said, “Not only are these results testament to the hard work of our students, but also to the relentless resilience and adaptability of our teachers. In addition to having to move to online learning this year, we have also had to take responsibility for assessing the students and submitting work to the Exam Boards for moderation. We are delighted that all of our grades were accepted by the Exam Boards showing our real moral integrity.”

We wish all Year 13 students the best of luck as they take the next steps in their life journeys.