Post-16 examination results at Patchway Community School

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Patchway Community School Post-16 students with examination results letters. L-r: Charlie Harris and Ian Wills.

Students at Patchway Community School are celebrating the results of their Post-16 examinations following two years of disruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Most of the students were unable to sit GCSEs in 2020 and so this summer’s examinations were the first external assessments they took.

A spokesperson for the school said:

“It’s a tremendous achievement, and we are very proud of all them in demonstrating commitment and resilience through these difficult years and gaining results that will take them successfully into their next steps at university or in the workplace.”

Individual performances highlighted by the school include a Distinction* for Jamie Knapman in applied science and a Distinction in applied science for Ian Wills. Charlie Harris and Leann Hatton also received high pass grades in Criminology.

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Students moving on to university include Katie Waring who will study drama at the University of Plymouth; Jamie Knapman who will study computing at Aberystwyth University; Charlie Harris who will study forensic science at Bournemouth University; Milly Bending who will study paramedic science at Wolverhampton University; Georgia Gilvear who will study criminology at the University of Gloucestershire; and Ian Wills who will study computing at Bournemouth University.

Nina Chorzelewski, head of Post-16 education at the school, commented:

“It has a been a great privilege working with this group of students, seeing them develop over the past two years and knowing that they are now in a strong position to move into the next stages of their lives. We all know it is has been a turbulent time and, despite the somewhat bumpy road, they have shown determination to keep going I am so proud of each of them for what they have achieved. They have always been excellent ambassadors for our school and they will be missed.”


A spokesperson for the school added:

“All the staff at Patchway Community School wish our students every success in their next venture and we are pleased that they are all managing to follow their passion – everything from becoming a personal trainer, to being a teaching assistant, to working in our health and social care industry, to developing the use of artificial intelligence. It is clear that our students want to make a difference in this world and have set themselves up well to do so.”

Dave Baker, Olympus CEO, said:

“The strong results achieved by Post-16 students across the Trust this year are of particular significance as they have come out of a period of adversity and challenge for learners who missed their GCSE exams and so much face to face teaching because of the global pandemic. I offer my congratulations to students and wish them all well in their next steps. Thanks also to all Olympus staff who have supported students to succeed.”