We are delighted to be celebrating the successes of our year 13 students. Their time at Alsager Sixth Form came to a very abrupt end on March 20th and the cancellation of exams will undoubtedly have been a huge shock to them all. We are extremely proud of the way in which they have dealt with a very frustrating time. The class of 2020 has been an absolute delight to work with and we wish them all the best in the next stages of their educational journey. In what has been possibly the most challenging period, they have shown real resilience and understanding of the process that they have been through.
Despite all the recent controversy a large number of our students have yet again secured places at top universities and apprenticeships. Economics has proven to be a very popular choice this year with 10 students opting for it; Geography is also popular as well as many traditional subjects such as Biology, English Literature and Maths. There are also several students opting for more diverse courses such as Forensic Science, Medicine, Drama with Creative Writing and Interior Architecture and Design.
Our students have been astute in picking out the best universities for the courses they want to take. This year sees Alsager Sixth Form students heading off to universities across the country such as, Keele University, University of Birmingham, Loughborough University, University of Warwick, University of Leeds and Durham University. Some students have used their time away from school to reevaluate their futures and have opted for apprenticeships in Computing and Accountancy or to go direct into the world of work.
Mrs O’Neill said: “Our students should feel extremely proud of their achievements and for many they really do reflect the hard work that they put into their studies over the past two years. It is clear that students won’t feel as invested in these results as they would have had they taken the exams, but we have developed a very strong work ethic amongst our sixth formers at Alsager and I am sure they will benefit from this as they go onto further education. It is also fantastic to see students making the most of apprenticeship opportunities. We will miss the class of 2020, but we wish them all well for their future endeavours.”