ArtsEd Sixth Form students have taken on 2020 with positivity and determination, which is certainly reflected in the excellent results achieved this year. Current restrictions due to Covid-19 meant that students received their results via email and then had the opportunity to connect virtually with the curriculum team if they wished to do so.
On Thursday 13th August, students celebrated brilliant A Level and BTEC results, achieving 89% A*-B, with 50% of all results being A* and A, and BTEC results are once again 100% DDD or better, with 83% at D*D*D* – equivalent to three A Levels at A and A* respectively.
Many students have been accepted into excellent drama schools and universities, such as: Bird College, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, ArtsEd BA (Hons) and Foundation courses, London Studio Centre, Central School of Speech & Drama, NYU Tisch School of Performing Arts, East 15, University of Arts London, University of Surrey, Queen Mary University of London, University of Surrey, Bristol University and Warwick University.
Meanwhile, some students have gone straight into professional work, with Isabella Pappas set to play the protagonist’s 16-year-old daughter Charlotte in new six-part ITV drama: Finding Alice, starring; Keeley Hawes, Joanna Lumley, ArtsEd alumnus and Patron, Nigel Havers, Jason Merrells, Gemma Jones, Kenneth Cranham and Sharon Rooney.
A slightly different results day, with online celebrations rather than in-person, Adrian Blake, ArtsEd’s Day School and Sixth Form Headteacher said:
“This year our students have been living the ArtsEd values like never before, with Resilience, Teamwork, and Empathy being necessary qualities every single day. Year 13 have faced so many challenges, and their A Level and BTEC results demonstrate the strengths they have as performers, as learners, and as people, and I am so proud of every single one of them. As a cohort they have achieved excellent results. This is a fantastic achievement in any school year, but under the difficult conditions of 2020, this group have still been able to shine. I wish them every success as they take their next steps, and I know we will see them all again – not only at their graduation event at ArtsEd in December, but following their dreams on stage and screen.”
Mark Ferrington, Head of Sixth Form said:
“I am immensely proud of each and every student. This year has been so difficult, but we are celebrating many fantastic results and amazing destinations for our Sixth Form students. We wish them all the very best and look forward to seeing them all again at our graduation event later in the year”.
ISI Report, November 2019: “The teaching is excellent – it is a principal factor in the high levels of achievement at all levels”
Sixth Form student, Imi Hasna said:
“I wouldn’t have achieved these results if I wasn’t continuously and persistently motivated by the teachers at ArtsEd. Their phenomenal drive and excellent care for each and every one of us really proves to be a unique and successful way to make sure students are pushed to be their best, whilst maintaining their general well-being. The special thing about ArtsEd was that I felt personally looked after, but challenged at the same time – and that’s how all schools should be! I’m very happy and proud to be going to Warwick this autumn, and I must thank ArtsEd for helping me get there over the last two years.”
Another Year 13 student, Eoin McCaul said:
“Lots of strange emotions this morning (didn’t open my emails until half ten!) but feeling weirdly calm now. It’s been so lovely hearing from everyone getting their results this morning and remembering all the time and love spent in the last two years. It’s still incredibly surreal to be finishing our courses in this manner but I know I can’t wait to see everyone in the next few months and have these celebrations in person!”
Lastly, Year 13 student, Noga Levy said:
“ArtsEd supported me to grow as a person and throughout my A level journey, and I couldn’t be more grateful to the school for helping me achieve such amazing results. I look forward to staying in touch even as I start my journey at Warwick University!”
If you are interested in joining ArtsEd’s Sixth Form or Day School, sign up for ArtsEd’s upcoming Open Evenings. Plans are still being finalised, so simply register to keep updated.
Sixth Form (Yr 12 Entry) – Tuesday 22 September at 6pm
Sixth Form (Yr 12 Entry) – Wednesday 25 November at 6pm
Day School (Yrs 7-10 Entry) – Wednesday 23 September at 6pm