What a rollercoaster year it has been!
Across the board in all exam entry points, there were a lot of uncertainties surrounding exam and interview formats, whether standardized tests or proprietary papers, whether online or in-person. We had to pivot accordingly and, in fact, leveraged the new formats to our students’ advantage. As a result, despite the unprecedented challenges, Metal Rocks has been able to maintain our unparalleled record of placement results, helping every student in the 2021 exam period receive their first choice school offer.
Our hardworking students (and their supportive parents!) received offers from the following schools: Westminster School, Eton College, St Paul’s School, Winchester College, Merchant Taylors’, Westminster Under, St Paul’s Junior, King’s College Wimbledon Junior, South Hampstead High Junior and Haberdashers’ Aske’s Girls Junior. Three of our students were also placed in their school’s Scholarship Track to be taken in Year 8.
These results show that our holistic approach of developing the whole child works for any situation, including a global pandemic. We are proud to say that our philosophy has proven again to imbue our students with confidence and discipline beyond the entrance exams, developing traits that will redound to their benefit for the rest of their lives. Although, of course, securing places at these wonderful institutions is important, too!
Looking forward to next exam cycle in 2022 and beyond, we see the importance of flexibility and well-rounded preparedness only increasing. From our 4+ students to our Scholarship candidates, we will double down on broad and wide preparation, going so far beyond the curriculum that most schools wouldn’t recognize some of the methodical thinking we develop in the children in our care.
Thank you all for your support this year by following our guidance. Well done to each and every boy and girl who have put in so much time and effort, effort that has been rewarded with being in the enviable position of choosing which offer to finally accept.
We look forward to working with our new families on their journey through 2021-22 school applications.
Metal Rocks Education