BTEC and A-Level Results 2021

The Sittingbourne School Sixth Form students are celebrating today after receiving their A level and BTEC results. Across a wide range of subjects, students have achieved highly, with 40 students achieving at least one A/A* or Distinction/Distinction* alone. 

We are incredibly proud of all of our hard working students here at The Sittingbourne School. Despite all the issues placed in their way by COVID, our students have shown fantastic resilience and determination to succeed. These great results mean that our students are able to proceed on to the next steps of their life, with students joining some top universities, starting apprenticeships or taking up exciting employment opportunities. Whatever they are doing, we know that they are going to be very successful. I would also like to thank all the teachers, support staff and parents for their hard work in supporting these students on their successful journeys.

Mr Smith (Headteacher)

I am delighted with our results this summer, which show a reflection of the hard work, determination and resilience of our students in such challenging circumstances.  All of our students have received their University places this year, based on their grade outcomes and many are going into employment and apprenticeships to start their careers.  We wish them all success and happiness.  I also want to thank all our teaching and support staff for all their work and dedication through such extraordinary times over this past 16 months.

Mrs Noble (Principal of Sixth Form) 


Stand out performers:


Elizabeth Davis – our top performing A Level student, achieving ABBC and is taking up a place at University of Birmingham to study English Language.  Elizabeth said "I'm so pleased with my results and can't wait to start University now".



Abigail Dingle - high performing A Level student, achieving ABBC and is taking up a place at Surrey University to study Law.  Abigail said "I am delighted with my results".


Callum Humphrey - high performing A Level and BTEC student, achieving double Distinction and C grade, and is taking up a place at University of Kent to study Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation.  Callum said "I am very happy with my results and want to thank all the teaching staff who I've had over the years at TSS".



Taya Johnson - top performing A Level and vocational student, achieving Distinction*, Distinction and A grade, and is taking up a place at Canterbury Christchurch to study Primary Education.  Taya, who opened her results in Cornwall this morning, said "I want to thank everyone at Sittingbourne School for all their support.  I'm absolutely delighted with my results – I’m just so happy".



2020 Results


2020 GCSE Results - Key Stage 4

Congratulations to all of our students, we are really pleased that they were awarded grades commensurate with all their achievement and hard work over the past five year.



61% of students received a Grade 4 or higher in English and mathematics.
A number of students achieved Grade 9s across a range of subjects, including English, mathematics and science.


Celebrating Success


I am overjoyed at my results and I credit my incredible teachers to my success.


I’m thrilled with my results and want to thank all the teachers who have helped me over the past 5 years!


I cannot thank the school enough, I feel I have been supported by the school my entire time here. All of my teachers gave me support throughout and made me believe I could achieve. 


I am absolutely over the moon with my results. I felt gutted at the beginning that I was not going to be able to sit the exams, but it now feels like a huge relief. Through hard work I have been awarded grades that I am so proud of. 



2020’s Official Figures

The Basics

  • Standard Pass - Grade 4 or higher in English and mathematics: 61%
  • Strong Pass - Grade 5 or higher in English and mathematics: 30%

The English Baccalaureate

Average point score of students across the 5 baccalaureate pillars: 3.51

Government Measures

Progress 8: This figure will be released by the government later in the year.
Attainment 8: This figure will be released by the government later in the year.

Destinations for Year 11 in 2020:

  • 92% of our students are staying in education (Sixth Form or college).
  • 2.4% of our students are going into employment.



2020 A-Level Results - Key Stage 5

Our sixth form students have worked incredibly hard for these excellent outcomes and we are delighted that despite the current situation, they are moving forward with their lives, into exciting new careers and degree studies.  What more could we ask for in such times.


  • 87% of students achieved an A* to C grade at A Level and Level 3 qualifications.
  • A number of students achieved A* and A grades within our A Level subjects.
  • All of our students who had conditional offers for a range of degree studies at University, met their entry requirements and have now taken up their places this Autumn.

Celebrating Success

With such strong results, our students are now progressing into some exciting destinations for their futures.

  • Josh Clare, who achieved top grades in English Literature, History and Media A Levels, with an EPQ, now moves to Oxford University to read English Literature and Language.  Josh is the first student from The Sittingbourne School to gain an Oxbridge place.
  • Olivia Brookman, achieved a top triple Health and Social Extended Diploma, now starts her training at University of Greenwich to become a midwife.
  • Jack Dighton, achieved top grades in Business, Computing, Finance and EPQ and will be attending the London Institute of Banking and Finance to study Finance, Investment and Risk.
  • Lillian Lyle, achieved good A Levels in English Literature, Sociology and Psychology to secure her university place at Westminster, to study Law.
  • Imogen Mogan, achieved a top triple Health and Social Extended Diploma and now starts with Canterbury Christchurch University, to study Professional Policing.
  • Chyna Whitley achieved her Level 3 Professional Catering qualification and is becoming a Navy Cadet (chef), with the Royal Navy.
  • Rosie Exall achieved a top triple Health and Social Extended Diploma and has gained full time employment with Grove Park Primary School, as a Teaching Assistant.
  • Eddie Smith, gained top grades in Art, History and Media A Levels and is going to be studying Design for Theatre and Screen at UCA.
  • Alex Dicu, gained top grades in Business, Computing and Drama and now returns to University in Romania, to study Computer Science.