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Yarm School pupils and students have achieved excellent GCSE and A Level examination results, reinforcing our reputation as one of the leading academic schools in the North.
Yarm’s ethos of ‘Educating for Life’ aims to prepare pupils for the diverse challenges and opportunities of life beyond school and whilst no-one could have prepared any of us for the events that unfolded over the last 18 months, we celebrate the ways in which our pupils adapted and persevered.
They have been distinctly challenged during their GCSE and A Level years however, these experiences have provided them with a unique opportunity to learn more about themselves and to see what they are truly capable of, allowing them to foster independence, adaptability and resilience, and retain perspective in the face of adversity.
We congratulate them all for their efforts and their many successes, including examination results that have been reached through sustained hard work and rigorous assessment.
A Level results 2021
Our students gained places to study a vast and diverse range of subjects at prestigious destinations around the country.
Our performing arts students demonstrate the varied paths creative subjects can support: our three Theatre Studies students have gained places to study English and Drama at Exeter, Law at Northumbria and a foundation degree in Acting at Guildford School of Acting, whilst our musicians will read Aerospace Engineering at Sheffield, Mechanical Engineering at Birmingham and Popular Music at Royal Northern College of Music.
Engineering proved popular this year, with nine students accepting places to study mechanical, chemical, aerospace, product design, electrical, civil or general engineering at prestigious universities across the country. We have also seen continued success in students gaining places on highly competitive healthcare degrees, with at least 11 being accepted onto Medical, Dentistry or Veterinary (MDV) courses this year and a further six will read Biomedical Science, Medical Science, Physiotherapy, or Nutrition. Psychology, Business and Economics and Law were among other popular choices this year. Seven former pupils reapplying for university were also given places on MDV courses this year
Other courses include: Physics at Durham, German at Oxford, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science at Sheffield, Cosmetic Science at UAL, History at Cambridge, Architecture at Bath, Fashion Design and Marketing at Northumbria, and Biology at St Andrews. One student also leaves Yarm to start a prestigious degree apprenticeship with IBM.
These young men and women are well placed for future success and we look forward to seeing what they achieve in the next steps after Yarm; good luck!
Yarm School pupils are celebrating an outstanding set of GCSE results, as well as a number of personal achievements.
16 pupils achieved eight or more grade 9s, and among the pupils who achieved 11 grade 9s at GCSE are three pupils who represented Yarm at the prestigious Henley Women’s Regatta this summer in the J16 quad. The fourth crew member also performed extremely strongly, finishing with a total of ten grade nines and one grade eight.
Four other students who achieved a full house of grade nines also obtained a unique 2020-21 Certificate of Achievement in the Duke of Edinburgh Award this year, demonstrating perfectly how Yarm’s pupils balance an all round education and achieve great things inside and outside of the classroom.
Two pupils who achieved 11 grade 9s made significant contributions to the Music Department, specifically the virtual performances put together during lockdown, and were awarded impressive marks in their music exams. Other pupils who achieved fantastic results have also gained representative honours in their chosen sports, including county hockey, international netball and more.
Results were strong in subjects across the board, but this talented group is not defined simply by their exam results, and beyond the classroom pupils took full advantage of the opportunities available to them with notable sporting, musical, dramatic and extracurricular achievements they should be proud of.
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