Class

of 2021 achieve top university destinations

Monday September 6, 2021

Concord’s ‘Class of 2021’ have achieved top university destinations and courses, following the college’s best-ever A level results. The departing 6.2 students achieved most impressive grades with 76% of A level grades at A* and 94% A*-B. In fact, a third of leavers (52 students) achieved 4 A*s or more, and two thirds of students (96 students) achieved 3 A*s or more. As a result of their grades – which are the highest in Concord’s history on every measure – over 96% of students made it onto their first-choice university course. Read more about the record-breaking A level results by clicking here. According to Concord’s Assistant Principal (Careers & University Admissions), Dr Rob Pugh: “For those planning to study at UK universities, 82.9% achieved places at Top 10 universities (according to The Times World Rankings) or medical school. “Remarkably, 57% of leavers achieved places at Top 5 UK universities.” Destination highlights include:
  • 11 students into Oxford and Cambridge
  • 8 students into LSE
  • 19 students into Imperial
  • 15 students into KCL
  • 40 students into UCL
  • 14 students into Warwick
  • 5 students into Durham
  • 26 students into medical, dental and veterinary schools
Other destinations include Thammasat Thailand, Hong Kong University, and three students have achieved places at prestigious US universities, including an Ivy League institution, University of Pennsylvania, with further US places to be confirmed. Said Dr Pugh: “The last academic year was unprecedented, with students and teachers facing new challenges every step of the way. “It is therefore an outstanding achievement for Concord students to have maintained the college’s fine record of success, gaining places on the most competitive courses at leading institutions in the UK, but also in North America and Asia. “Their success should not be overshadowed by the changes to examinations. In fact, many of the cohort required one or more A* grades to secure their university places and manged to do so despite of the uncertainty they have faced all year. “We are all immensely proud of their achievements.” Dr Pugh extended his thanks to staff: “As always, a thank you for all the work that has gone into teaching, advising and supporting these young people during a particularly challenging year.”