Summer 2020 Results

Students at Harington School are celebrating outstanding A level results today, with over a third of all grades achieved at A*-A standard and nearly 90% of all grades at A*-C.

Eleven students achieved at least two A* grades which is an amazing achievement. These were Joseph (A*A*A*), Charlotte  (A*A*A), Harry (A*A*A*), Madeline (A*A*A*), Thomas (A*A*A*A), John (A*A*A*A), Lucy (A*A*A), Christopher (A*A*A) Mia  (A*A*A), Olivia (A*A*A), Emily (A*A*B). This is particularly impressive as students need to typically achieve well over 90% in their exams to achieve this highest possible grade.

Eleven more students achieved at least three A grades. The students were Thomas (A*AAA), Oliver (AAA), Jonathan (A*AAA), Dylan (A*AA), Eve (AAAB), Joseph (AAA), Charlotte (AAA), Molly (AAA), Stephen (A*AA), Max (A*AA), Matthew (AAAA).

Students have secured places at the most competitive universities in the country. Christopher will be studying Philosophy and Chinese at the University of Oxford, John will study History at the University of Cambridge. Max (Birmingham) and Molly (Newcastle) will pursue careers in Medicine whilst Charlotte will begin her course in Veterinary Science at Liverpool.

Whilst university places are still being confirmed, the School is anticipating that nearly fifty per cent of all students will have secured the grades required to take up a place at a prestigious Russell group university. This compares favourably to the national average of less than twenty per cent. This reflects the high quality of specialist support provided by the school which will continue through to results day. Students leaving the school will be studying a really diverse range of courses including Earth and Planetary Sciences, Aeronautical Engineering, Nursing, Medical Biosciences, Agri-Business, Law, Forensic Sciences, Fine Arts, Economics and Finance.

This year a small but growing number of students have opted to follow a degree apprenticeship route which gives students the opportunity to both work and study with the benefit of guaranteed employment. These courses include both the public (Police) and private (Business, Engineering) sectors.

John Harrison, Head of School, said; “I am really proud of the achievements of all our students. Our students worked incredibly hard prior to lockdown and rightly deserve the opportunity to celebrate their achievements before starting the next stage of their journey.”

This year A Level results have been awarded by the exam boards based on Centre Predictions made by the School alongside an applied statistical formula. This methodology has particularly benefitted centres like Harington with a history of strong academic performance.

When asked about his time at Harington Joe who will be joining Leicestershire Police said “I have received outstanding support from all staff, with teachers passionate about their subjects, always going above and beyond. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Harington School.”

Bethany who will be studying Business Psychology at The University of Lincoln said “I have enjoyed my time at Harington, I have achieved better in my A Levels than I ever expected especially during these times, and this is all down to the support I have received from teachers. The staff at Harington really care about the students and get to know you as a person. I have nothing but positive words to say about Harington. I have enjoyed the extra-curricular activities offered, in particular the netball matches and tournaments.”

Harington School is a sixth form college offering academic A levels based in Oakham, Rutland. It has gone from strength to strength since opening in September 2015, including being judged as Outstanding in all categories in an Ofsted report in January 2017. The School has grown in size each year since opening and is expected to be over-subscribed for September 2020. Alongside a strong emphasis on academic achievement, students at the school are actively encouraged to take part in a range of leadership, enrichment and volunteering activities.

Students interested in applying for September 2021 entry are encouraged to look out for details on our admissions page.

Summer 2019 Results

Students at Harington School are celebrating outstanding A level results this year, with over a quarter of all grades achieved at A*-A standard.

Eight students (Sofia, Joseph, James, Emily, Isabel, Ben, Jamie , Cameron) achieved A*s in all three of their A Level choices. This is particularly impressive as students need to typically achieve well over 90% in their exams to achieve this highest possible grade.

Students have secured places at the most competitive universities in the country. James (A*A*A*A) and Jamie (A*A*A*AA) will both be studying Natural Science at Cambridge, whilst Amelia (A*AAA) and Ayse (AAA) will be studying Law at Oxford and Cambridge respectfully. Sofia (A*A*A*AB) will be studying medicine at the University of East Anglia.

Not to be out done, Amelia’s twin sister, Hannah (A*AB) will be studying Veterinary Science at Liverpool. Both girls have enjoyed themselves greatly at the school and felt that their friendly rivalry and strong work ethic had served them well. Amelia said, “I have loved studying at Harington and for both Hannah and myself to achieve so well is amazing.”

Whilst university places are still being confirmed, the School is anticipating that nearly fifty per cent of all students will have secured the grades required to take up a place at a prestigious Russell group university. This reflects the high quality of specialist support provided by the school. Students leaving the school will be studying a really diverse range of courses including Architecture, Aeronautical Engineering, Nutrition, Criminology, and Computing, alongside the more conventional paths of Chemistry, Maths and French.

This year four students have opted to join the military, including one student, Alice who will be training as a dog handler. These students have enjoyed a strong association with the military service for many years as cadets with the local regiments. Two students will be completing financial apprenticeships and one student is even planning to venture into a very niche route of watchmaking.

John Harrison, Head of School, said; “I am really proud of the achievements of all our students who have worked closely with the teaching staff over the last two years to achieve some really impressive results. Students are now entering into a really diverse range of courses in which I am sure they will excel”.

Harington School Results 2019
Progress students have made in English and maths (GCSE Resits)N/A
Progress students have made in A Levels compared with students across England 0.16 (Above average)
Average Grade that students attained at A levelB
Percentage of Students with an exam entry at the end their A Level study programme93%
Percentage of Students who continued in education, training or on to employment at the end of KS5 100%
Percentage of High Prior Attainment Students achieving A*- B Grades72.50%
Percentage of High Prior Attainnent Students achieving A*- C Grades88.90%
Percentage of High Prior Attainment Students achieving A*- E Grades99.40%
Percentage of all Students achieving A*- B Grades57.50%
Percentage of all Students achieving A*- C Grades77.80%
Percentage of all Students achieving A*- E Grades97.80%