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Year 13 and Year 11 students at Roding Valley High School, in Loughton, Essex, have remained motivated, supported and connected during the extraordinary 2020 academic year, and were able to celebrate their A Level and GCSE successes; which will allow them to pursue the university courses, other education or employment routes of their choice.

Many A Level students secured places at top Russell Group universities such as Imperial College London, the University of Bristol and the University of Liverpool. Students also achieved higher level apprenticeships with employers such as Hill Group.

High flying twins Mashrur and Maisha K. secured their dreams of studying at Imperial College London and in the USA, respectively. Mashrur was awarded A*, A*, A*, A* in Chemistry, Physics, Further Mathematics and Mathematics and will be reading Mathematics and Physics at the university. Maisha will be attending Skidmore College in New York, having achieved A*, A*, A in Sociology, Religious Studies and Psychology.

Alex C. also accomplished A*, A*, A*, A in Further Mathematics, Mathematics, Physics and Geography and will be reading Mathematics at the University of Warwick.

GCSE results were just as impressive with 21 students achieving at least six grade 8s and 9s in their results. Congratulations to the school’s top 10 GCSE achievers: Ewan B., Jayden P. Thomas A., Bo G, Toby H., Finley D., Peter P., Jessica O., Millie S. and Jolie J.

Ewan B. and Jayden P. were both awarded six grade 9s, three grade 8s and one grade 7. A number of students also attained grades beyond their expected levels of progress.

Sharon Jenner, Headteacher at Roding Valley High School, said: “I am incredibly proud of all of our students, especially their fantastic work ethic demonstrated during their A Level and GCSE courses and their resilience showed throughout this difficult time. I am delighted that we have maintained our upward trajectory of improved results for A Levels and GCSEs, which is a testament to the excellent teaching, enrichment and support offered at our school. We are now looking forward to returning to school in September and supporting our students who are transitioning to Year 7 and Year 12.”