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The Buckingham School

KEY STAGE 5 RESULTS DAY - 18 August 2022

What a fantastic set of results from our Year 13 students this year! Our Year 13 students have shown that they were determined to achieve despite having large portions of their studies disrupted by Covid-19.  These were the first external exams sat by this cohort due to disruptions to their GCSE examination series in 2020, and they have shown the determination and perseverance needed to achieve highly, and we could not be more proud of them. It was a pleasure to celebrate their results with them in person today. As a non-selective school in a heavily selective area, we prepare students for the full range of outcomes. We are delighted that students achieved a grade C or above in over 64% of all entries at A Level, 35% scored a B or above and 19% grade A and above.

Particular congratulations go to:

  • Natasha Hunt who achieved a Distinction* in Business, an A in Psychology and an A* in Criminology
  • Ewan Taylor who achieved an A in English Literature, an A in History and an A in Biology
  • Amelia Lidbetter who achieved an A in Psychology, and A in Criminology and a Distinction in Law
  • Lily-Mae Cross who achieved a Distinction* in Business, and A in Criminology, an A in Extended Project and a B in Psychology
  • Joseph White who achieved a Distinction* in Business, and A in Mathematics, a B in Criminology and an A in Finance
  • Harriet Smith who achieved an A in English Literature, an A in Psychology, an A in Extended Project and a C in History
  • Rhianna Yardley who achieved a Distinction in Health and Social Care, an A in Psychology and a B in Biology


(2022) Headteacher, Andy McGinnes said: “We are so proud of our Sixth Form provision and its growing reputation. These results reflect the incredible resilience of our staff and students, and our ‘can do’ approach to all of the disruption of the last two and a half years. In spite of no experience of taking public exams in their school lives, these students have taken our A Level results to the next level. As ever, our students have aced their BTEC qualifications. The staff have moved mountains to support students through the lockdowns, partial closures, staff and student absence. No cohort of students has ever had their education disrupted to the extent that this cohort has.

It is very apt that we are expecting more students into our Sixth Form than ever this year, and we have added five new A Level courses, in PE, Physics, Spanish, French and Film. This means we offer a full suite of A Level courses, whilst maintaining the BTECs that our students do so well in.”


Director of Sixth Form, Mrs Pykett, commented:

“So proud to have worked with this cohort of students. They worked so hard and continually adapted again and again to what was being asked of them. They have demonstrated immense resilience and developed a range of news skills. They contributed to school life as role models to the younger years, raised money for many charities in a variety of ways, and mentored younger students. Their impact has been vast.

I would like to wish all Year 13 Sixth Form students my very best wishes for the future. We are delighted to see all our students progress on to the next steps of their chosen career pathways.

We believe our Sixth Form provides a wonderful opportunity for students to truly fulfil their potential in a caring and vibrant community. Our curriculum is wider than ever, with a variety of traditional academic A Levels and vocational BTEC qualifications, as well as a breadth of enrichment opportunities beyond the classroom, and we look forward to welcoming a new cohort of students joining us in September 2022.”