A level results at Bishop Luffa School: This year is about destinations not results
This year was about destinations, not results for A level students at Bishop Luffa School in Chichester.
Finally students were able to take control of their own futures and their decisions will take them to some interesting places to study courses as diverse as dentistry and wildlife conservation, the school said.
While the world around them was discussing the rights and wrongs of the system used to award their grades, this group of teenagers were focused on their first steps as adults.
A number of Bishop Luffa students have chosen to pursue careers in the Arts, an industry that has been hit hard by the Coronavirus.
This hasn’t stopped Hannah Lipton, who is heading to Bristol Old Vic Theatre School to study for a degree in production arts.
Hannah will be learning from professionals at a prestigious regional theatre.
Similarly, Rowan Butler will be studying costume design at the University of the Arts in London and Ellie Dickens will be studying
theatre and performing arts at Warwick.
They have been inspired by the experiences that they have had in Chichester, working in productions at the Festival Theatre and at school.
Two Bishop Luffa students will be headed to Cambridge University when the term restarts.
Alice Ward will be studying Asian and Middle Eastern studies and William Murphy will be studying natural sciences.
The school has a long tradition of success in the sciences and this year is no different.
Amongst the many future doctors are LizzIe Kies, who is off to Exeter, Charlotte Rawlinson who will be studying at St Andrews, and Lauren Christie, who is headed to Anglia Ruskin. Lucy Hildyard will
be studying dentistry at Plymouth, while Phoebe Duncan-Duggal will be following the same course at Bristol.
Headteacher Austen Hindman wrote to students to congratulate them on their achievement at a very difficult time.
He said: “You may feel that the grades you received today don’t reflect your ability or the effort that you put in to your course.
“Please don’t be distracted by this: you have done everything that has been asked of you and you should end today knowing how
proud we are of all of you.”