Catholic schools across the UK are celebrating after another year of successful results. Students from Our Lady’s Catholic High School in Hackney are celebrating after securing top university places.
This year’s A-level and vocational results have once again showcased our students’ dedication, hard work and commitment and the support of their teacher.
Thirty-eight percent of grades were A*-A or equivalent, 51% A*-B grades or equivalent. These strong outcomes have earned most students places at their first-choice universities including the prestigious Russell Group and other top universities.
Performances in 3D Design and Spanish were particularly outstanding each securing 100% of the A*-B grades. Performances in vocational courses such as Business (100% of Distinction*-Merit), ICT and Health and Social Care remain strong.
Student ‘Trisha’ said: “I am going to Nottingham University! I am so grateful that I passed because I worked hard, and it paid off. I’m so proud of myself for pushing myself, and I’m going to continue to work hard and get to where I want to be”.
Student ‘Anya’ said: “I am so happy with my results because I wasn’t expecting them, as I was preparing myself for disappointment. I feel like a weight has been lifted as my hard work has paid off.”
Mr Andy English, Headteacher, expressed heartfelt congratulations to the teachers and students for their unwavering dedication.
“Our students’ success is a testament to their hard work and the support of our talented teachers,” he said.
St Bonaventure’s Sixth Form in London has announced another year of exceptional Post-16 exam results, marking a second consecutive year of outstanding achievements.
Headteacher Chris McCormack was full of praise for the dedication demonstrated by the students in their exams. “Congratulations to our students on achieving a fantastic set of results,” he said.
“I am delighted that all of their hard work and the dedication and support of their teachers have come to fruition. They have been such a lovely group who have contributed in such a positive way to our school community. We will keep them in our thoughts and prayers as they embark on the next stage of their lives.”
Noel Dawit, an accomplished A*AB who is set to pursue a degree in Land Economy at Cambridge University, said: “Working as hard as possible whilst keeping faith has been so important. The school has been pivotal for me to come to this stage with supporting staff and the Catholic ethos being instilled throughout.”
’Student Laiba Waseem, who stands among the highest-achieving students with AAB grades, expressed her joy regarding her results.
“All the late-night study sessions have paid off. It’s an incredible feeling to see my efforts rewarded with such great grades and to go to the University Of Manchester, and study psychology. I want to thank my teachers, and friends for their support throughout this journey,” she said.
Cardinal Pole Catholic School, Hackney celebrated another exceptional A-Level examination results, continuing to uphold its outstanding track record of academic excellence.
Cardinal Pole has continued to see students excel at its outstanding Sixth Form this year with 100% of students passing their post-16 studies.
Headteacher Adam Hall said: “These results are a testament to the hard work of our students and staff who have been united in preparing our young people for the next steps in their education.”
Nearly three-quarters of students achieved grades A*-C in their final GCE exams this Summer and more than a third of students secured the top grades of A*-B. There was particular success in Further Maths, our largest cohort in this subject ever, with two students, Lekan Akinwale and Matthew Michael, securing A* in both their Maths and Further Maths exams. Other exceptional results were seen by Abigail Lestrade, who achieved three A grades, and Jessica Ogunkoya, Doris Mbakwe and Sinem Saglam, who all secured AAB.
“I would like to say thank you to all my subject teachers and the pastoral team for all their help and support over the last 2 years.” – Abigail Lestrade, AAA, Cambridge, Land Economy.
“Thank you to Miss Braithwaite and McNaye for all your support, you helped push me to secure the grades I received.” – Jada Odoi, CTEC Business, 3 Distinctions, Aston University
Students from Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, Derby, are celebrating their A-level results.
Maisie Litherland, 18, achieved an A* in Religious Studies and As in History and English Literature. She is off to the University of Warwick to study History.
She said: “It was such a relief and when I saw my results-I literally wanted to cry. I think as a cohort we have all been through so much as we didn’t sit our GCSEs. These were the first formal exams that we have sat since SATs so I think everyone has done amazingly well.”
Josh O’Dell, 18, achieved a D in Geography, a C in Biology and a B in Chemistry. He is going to the University of Derby to study Professional Policing.
He said: “I have always wanted to be in the police and I was happy to get what I needed to get onto the course.”
Hazel Boyce, Headteacher at Saint Benedict, said: “We have seen an increase in the number of A*-B grades compared to the results of 2019, which was the last cohort to sit full examinations. Results in Chemistry, English, Sociology and History are particularly strong. Our students have performed exceedingly well in vocational subjects with 80 per cent of all students being awarded a Distinction.”
Picture: Anum Irfan celebrates her results with a staff member from St Benedict’s, Derby