Our Lady of Sion A-level results: Pupils show ‘unwavering devotion’ to outstanding grades

Pupils of Our Lady of Sion in Worthing have shown ‘self-motivation and an unwavering devotion’ in achieving their A-level results this year.

Friday, 14th August 2020, 11:00 am

The majority of students at the Westbrooke school – 53 per cent – secured grades A* to A in yesterday’s (August 13) results.

An incredible 93 per cent received grades A* to C.

In a statement, the school said pupils had shown ‘resilience, drive, self-motivation and an unwavering devotion’ over a disrupted school year that saw exams cancelled and lessons missed.

Anthony Leong, Our Lady of Sion SUS-200814-102957001

This year’s results were given based on the school’s predictions, ratified by a Government algorithm that has seen thousands of teenagers have their predicted grades lowered.

Acting headteacher, Steve Jeffery, said: “We are all very moved by the outstanding achievements of our young people. They have worked hard for these terrific results and they unquestionably deserve them.

“Where there are anomalies, we shall explore this further, as we know our students very well and all results must therefore reflect the hard work and dedication seen each day here in Sion.

“I am forever proud of every young person with whom I am fortunate enough to meet within this school.

Mark Rassam, Our Lady of Sion SUS-200814-103032001

“I applaud all young people, their parents or guardians and all teachers for their extraordinary resilience and perseverance incessantly present during the Covid-19 home-schooling period.

“Congratulations to all Sion students in this unprecedented exam series. You are all exceptional in my eyes and I am very proud of you all.”

Student Anthony Leong earned an incredible five A*s and will go on to study mathematics at Pembroke College, Cambridge University.

Anna Sayegh’s two A*s and two As will see her to go on to study dentistry at King’s College London.

Anna Sayegh, Our Lady of Sion SUS-200814-103108001

“I am feeling ecstatic,” she said. “I am very pleased I have got a place at King’s College, which is my dream-university. I am just so excited.”

Mark Rassam’s three A*s and two As will see him study maths at University College London.