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A-Level Results Day: A Message from Ms Dunphy

13 August 2020
A-Level Results Day: A Message from Ms Dunphy

We are so pleased to be able to celebrate the exceptional grades our year 13 students have achieved and recognise their incredible hard work throughout their time at John Madejski Academy.

In a year when there has been so much uncertainty around students’ safety and academic achievement, we are proud of our students, who have continued to commit to both their studies and wider community engagement in a whole range of activities and sport.


Olivia Gaffney: 1 A* and 2As

Georgina Eden-Hasler: 2 A* and 2As

Jamie O’Sullivan: 3 Bs

Daniel Soto-Cadenas: 2 A* and 1B

Kiera Skeels: 1 A and 2Bs

Abdul Tarawally: 1 A, 2Bs, and 1C


Molly Tilder-House: D*D*D* (Triple distinction star, this is equivalent to 3 A*)

Jessica Leach: D*D*D*

Sophie Quirk: D*D*D*

Callum Brand: D*D*D

Ella Maclellan: D*DD

Latrell Maitland: DDD

Headline figures worth celebrating:

· 11% improvement in A*A grades awarded

· 9% improvement in % A*-B grades awarded

· 48% of our students achieved at least one A*/A or Distinction*/Distinction (6 A*; 8 As; 14 Distinction *, 22 Distinctions)

· 100% of our students who applied to university have been offered their first choice.

Our students will be moving on to a full range of paid degree pathways, top degree courses, and public service roles, and some have been signed by professional sports teams.Our students are off to study a range of courses at top universities, both in the UK and abroad:

UK: Loughborough (Psychology); Loughborough (Accounting and Financial Management); Reading University (Biological Sciences); Portsmouth (Nursing), and Imperial College (Maths).

North America: Brooklyn Saint Frances, Middle Tennessee University, Franklin Pierce University, and University of Regina.

Nine students will progress to further education in American or Canada, of which four students have received full scholarships to continue their studies.

Recognition must go, of course, to the students for their hard work but also to the staff, as they have worked tirelessly to ensure the right grades are achieved by all students. As we have navigated the opportunities and challenges this year has presented, a very special thanks goes to our parents and wider community for their ongoing support and collaboration.

I am confident our students will embrace their next steps with a continued sense of excitement, ‘can-do’ attitude, and determination, and JMA wishes them the very best for their futures.

Jo Dunphy, Interim Principal

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