This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards. The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic.
Director of Post 16, Mrs Spencer said “I am extremely proud of all of our students who have demonstrated throughout the disruption over the past 16 months that they were determined to succeed and fulfil their ambitions. They have supported each other throughout and have never given up. Many of our students have overcome their own personal challenges in addition to the national disruptions. This is testament to the combination of strong pastoral support, excellent teaching and opportunities to experience a wide range of activities which prepare our students to tackle even the most challenging circumstances. I would also like to thank our parents and carers for their continued support and recognise that they also have a very difficult job supporting their sons and daughters through these unprecedented times.”
“Our students have fantastic futures ahead of them and they have chosen the full range of Post 18 pathways to pursue. A number of students have chosen to continue onto apprenticeships in the British Army and the NHS to name a few, where others have chosen to secure employment or continue into Higher Education.
Jamie Pegg has secured his dream job in Cyber Security at Redscan demonstrating that you can continue your education in the workplace. He achieved AABB in Computer Science, Extended Project, Maths and Physics. He is a Junior Analyst where he investigates incoming attacks on client networks/devices, writing reports for clients and much more. Jamie said “so far I’m loving every second of my new job and that is down to my experience at John Taylor High School. I would also like to add how the school has supported me throughout my journey. I would especially like to thank the computer science department. My teachers have helped push my knowledge further and further since I first tried computer science in year 7. Ever since they have helped me thrive and become an individual I’d never imagine becoming. As for the school on a whole, all of the staff members at JTHS are incredibly supportive and have helped me choose from a vast array of post-18 options”
Kirsten Parson’s has secured her place at the University of Oxford to read Medicine having achieved A*A*A* in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Kirsten said “John Taylor High School was central in aiding my decision-making process, to apply to study both medicine and at the University of Oxford. It was due to a school trip to Oxford in year 10 and the support and encouragement of John Taylor staff that I gained the confidence to apply there and, it was only through numerous school-organised talks with junior doctors and medical students that this was cemented as my plan for application”