All articles

A Level Results – Thursday 13th August

It has been a very unusual Results Day following the cancellation of this year’s exams. There has been much in the national press about this year’s process for generating results. There was never going to be an easy solution following the decision to cancel exams this summer.

  • Schools and colleges were asked to make their best assessment of what grade the student would be most likely to receive and to place candidates in rank order. The purpose of this ranking was to allow adjustments to take place to ensure the distribution of grades at a national level was similar to previous years.
  • There was certain to be some mismatch between centre-assessed grades and the final grades awarded by exam boards to ensure consistency in grade distribution between years, and this was recognised in the process that was used.
  • This is a process that has never been attempted before and was forced by circumstances which nobody could possibly have foreseen.

The majority of students have won places at their first choice of university including James Evenden, Head Boy, who will now take his place at the University of Birmingham to read English. Kayleigh Frederick will study Psychology at the University of Hull. Tommy Reeves will attend Queen Mary, University of London to read Physics. Holly Waughman will study Economics and Politics at the University of Sussex and Lauren Wollaston-Smith, Head Girl, will study English Literature at the King’s College London.

Students have also secured excellent employment opportunities, including Maisy Hurst who has joined a mentoring scheme with Calltime, a booking agency, specialising in the sourcing and supplying of experienced film and TV drama runners, production runners and location marshals and we are positive we will be seeing her name in credits very soon!

Robin Newman, Principal commented “I am proud of the great care and professionalism shown by our sixth form teaching staff, who painstakingly followed the government guidance during lockdown to create our centre-assessed grades for each student. We wish each of our Year 13 students all good luck and success in their futures.”

Navpreet Shivalkar, Head of Sixth Form added “I have been impressed with the balanced, sensible and mature approach from our students in such challenging times. Our students have shown great ambition in planning for the next steps in their lives, and we are certain they will be successful in work, apprenticeships or university beyond Haileybury Turnford.”

Haileybury Turnford, sponsored by Haileybury in Hertford Heath, has a comprehensive sixth form whose students benefit from the support from its sponsor.

Students still interested in applying to Year 12 for September 2020 should contact our Head of Sixth Form directly at as some places are still available.

Haileybury Turnford welcome applications from students who wish to follow both academic and vocational pathways. Haileybury Turnford Sixth Form is judged “Good” by Ofsted.