Alsager School is delighted to be celebrating the successes of our year 13 students. This year group have had a very unique sixth form experience, having had to get to grips with online learning at various points throughout their course. They have shown real resilience throughout, have dealt with the disruption and uncertainty admirably and can now look forward to the next stage of their educational journey. All students faced a very rigorous assessment process to gain their qualifications and it was lovely to see so many happy faces, picking up their results.
A large number of our students have yet again secured places at top universities and apprenticeships. Physics has proven to be a very popular choice this year 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 Medicine, Forensic Psychology, Radiography, Data Science and Physiotherapy.
Students have been astute in picking out the best universities for the courses they want to take. Being in lockdown may have contributed to some choices as we have students going as far afield as Dundee and Plymouth. We have students heading off to universities across the country such as, Keele University, University of Birmingham, Loughborough University, University of Warwick, University of Leeds and Imperial College London. University of York is also a very popular destination this year. Some students have used their time away from school to reevaluate their futures and have opted for apprenticeships in or to go direct into the world of work.
Mrs O’Neill, Head of School, 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. They have had to deal with a rigorous assessment timetable and their hard work has clearly paid off, enabling so many to pursue their chosen path next year. I am always amazed at the different pathways that our students take and this year we have many going to universities to study Physics, Economics and Medicine but we also have students embarking on apprenticeships in insurance, starting a barber course and working on television sets. It is always fantastic to see students making the most of opportunities and I’d like to thank all staff and parents and carers who have made this all possible. We will miss the class of 2021, but we wish them all well for their future endeavours.”