2020 A Level Results Day

Harton Academy – A level results 2020

From Mr Burroughs (Deputy Head & Director of 6th form):

Harton 6th Form is once again very proud of the achievements in what has been an incredibly challenging and unusual year for everyone involved. We recognise the hard work and commitment that the students and staff have put in and many students are now progressing on to their chosen progression pathway. Many have secured places at universities all over the UK and some will be starting apprenticeships or school leaver programmes. We have enjoyed seeing the students develop not just academically but into well-rounded young people who will make a positive contribution in the future and we very much look forward to hearing the exciting things that they get up to.

We believe the class of 2020 will have developed many additional skills and qualities that will stand them in good stead in the future and we would like to wish them all the very best. In addition to the academic success we have also had record numbers of students achieve both the Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. We are very proud that are students embrace so many of the opportunities that are offered at the 6th form and we know that students will look back at many fond memories and experiences. We look forward to catching up with students at the leavers’ ball and prize evening in December.

2020 has been one of the strongest years in terms of positive future progression with 85% of the year moving onto Higher Education, and with 48%, at present, going on to research led Russell Group Universities. Three students have successfully gained places at Oxbridge with one studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge and two studying Medicine and Geography at Oxford.

Latest 2020 Progression

Cambridge University RG 1
Durham University RG 6
Herriot-Watt University 1
Hull University 2
Lancaster University 1
Leeds Beckett University 3
Leeds University RG 5
Liverpool University RG 1
Loughborough University 1
Manchester Metropolitan University 1
Newcastle University RG 20
Northumbria University 19
Nottingham University RG 1
Oxford University RG 2
Sheffield Hallam University 1
St Andrew’s University 1
Sunderland University 9
Teesside University 1
Westminster University 1
York St John University 1
York University RG 3


A number of students have secured very competitive School Leaver Programmes and Higher Level Apprenticeships with global companies and will be studying towards a degree whist working and gaining experience. We also have students that will be entering employment in a wide variety of sectors with some wishing to take time out before considering Higher education in the future.

2020 A level Overview

100% Pass rate 1A* – E

98.3% Pass rate 2 A* – E

83.8% Pass rate 3 A* – E

Out of a cohort of 117

8 students achieved 3 grade A’s or higher

15 students achieved AAB or higher

35 students achieved BBB or higher

Top 10 progress

Joanna Wells

Brandon Walsh

Jordan Duncan

Lucy Iley

Liam Carey

Lee Farrer

Taylor Smith

Aqib Sikdir

Ryan Hardy

Waleed Hamodi


Top 10 Achievement

Joe Grieves A*AA

Amy Meston A*AA

Curtis Jones A*AA

Callum Black AAA

Max Tyrie AAA

Emily Hailes AAA

Syeda Haque AAA

Jennifer Laffey AAA

Jay Ridley AAA

Dominic Scurfield-Walton A*AB

Elisabeth Smith A*AB

From Sir Ken Gibson (Executive Head)

We are absolutely delighted with the majority of the results which our students have received. Despite the fact that nationally there were in the region of 40% of grades changed, we had approximately 20% of grades changed at Harton. That perhaps suggests that our internal processes and predicted grades were generally more accurate, although we are still appealing on behalf of a number of our students who were downgraded.

Our first priority has been, and continues to be, supporting our students in securing their next step, whether that be at University, an apprenticeship, training or employment.

Our second priority will be to follow through the appeal mechanism for any student we consider to have been wrongly downgraded.

The students and staff have worked tirelessly as ever and despite the awful and abrupt end to the school careers of our wonderful students, I am immensely proud of each and every one of them.