The Year 11 students at Anthony Gell School are celebrating after receiving exam grades which accurately reflect their high academic ability and results which will help them to progress on a range of pathways. Staff were in school to facilitate the collection of results and celebrate the successes of a group of young people who have achieved excellent grades. AGS students have achieved excellent results despite the additional difficulties and disruptions caused by the pandemic.

Headteacher, Malcolm Kelly, is delighted with the results and he praised staff, students and their families for the way in which they had approached the challenges faced. He congratulated students on their impressive achievements, with lots of them bettering their ambitious target grades across a wide range of subjects.

Mr Kelly stated

“We are immensely proud of the work and achievements of all our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted couple of years. Staff have worked tirelessly to ensure students are able to progress in a range of different pathways. The strong partnerships which exist between students, staff, and the students’ families have helped in securing these grades. I am pleased that another group of students, each with their own recent experiences and unique goals, have been able to benefit from our broad curriculum, the excellent support which has been provided and the extensive range of courses at AGS. Our students have approached their studies with determination, resilience and fortitude; making the most of the opportunities which have been made available to them. It is equally as important to remind ourselves that any set of exam results do not tell the full story about the full range of talents a person has. These young people have so many skills and attributes which are not measured by an examination. They have grown physically, mentally and emotionally during their time at AGS and they are outstanding ambassadors for their generation as well as being excellent role models for their younger peers. These students have very exciting futures ahead of them and we are looking forward to seeing all they will go on to achieve. It was wonderful to see so many overjoyed people in school this morning. Families and friends celebrated together and enjoyed the moment.”

A high number of Anthony Gell students have applied for and will be offered places in the school’s Sixth Form, ahead of them embarking on a range of post-16 qualifications in September. In addition to the students who will be moving into Year 12, others have gained qualifications this summer which will enable them to progress in their chosen areas; with some opting for excellent courses in nearby colleges and others securing places on highly sought after apprenticeships.

Congratulations and well done Year 11!