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Students Celebrate A-Level Success

A-Level Students

Students at St Paul’s Catholic School celebrated another strong performance on A-Level results day with 65% achieving grades A* - C, nearly a fifth of all grades were A/A*.  The overall A-Level pass rate for the school was 99%.  For those taking BTEC National Vocational courses, 70% gained a Distinction or Distinction*, with 89% achieving a Merit or higher: an excellent achievement in the light of new reform which has made the qualifications harder. 

Jo-Anne Hoarty, Headteacher at St Paul’s Catholic School, said:  “We are delighted with these results and our continued year on year improvement. Students have worked very hard and we are thrilled that so many of them will achieve university places or apprenticeships.  Once again the progress made by our A-Level students is extremely positive.” 

As a result of their achievements, St Paul’s students will be going on to study at universities around the UK, with an ever increasing number electing to go to Russell Group universities.  A growing number of our students have gained places on prestigious Degree level apprenticeships and school leaver programmes, illustrating the diverse range of opportunities that we prepare our students for.  We are very enthusiastic about these students who make conscious choices to join these programmes.

Jo-Anne added:  “It is very pleasing to note that again our Extended Project results are outstanding:  50% of the students who did Extended Project alongside their A-Levels gained an A* or A, with 80% of students on this course gaining A* - B grades.  The Extended Project gives them the wider skills to help them succeed in A-Level courses and prepare them for the world of work.  It is highly valued by both universities and employers.

“We are very proud of all our students and wish them well as they go on to higher education and careers.”

Case Studies:

Chloe Bolam

Chloe achieved 4 A*/A grades: hard work, attention to detail in all aspects of her work and great relationships with teachers and peers have enabled Chloe to pursue a career in the Arts.

Emily Sturgess

Emily has worked diligently to achieve 4 A*/A grades. She has an inquisitive mind and achieved A* for her Extended Project work researching the neuroscience behind inducing dreams.  She will be going to Lancaster to study Psychology.

Oliwia Szymd

Oliwia attained 4 A*/A and 1 B in her A-Levels.  Oliwia showed a real passion for her Art and will be going on to a specialist course in Computer Art at Abertay Dundee University.

Jamie Bolam

Jamie will be going on to study Biology at Exeter University following a great set of A-Level results that include 3 A*/A grades.  He has had a passion for Science since Year 7 and has begun to specialise in the biological disciplines and, in particular, Animal Biology.

Shona Black

Shona gained 3 Distinction* and will be training to be an adult nurse at Birmingham City University. She has been organised and evaluative in her learning to succeed and this will help her enormously in her chosen career. 

Joshua Evans

Joshua is going to be one of the most talented linguists of his generation.  His A-Level results (2As and 1B) reflect this.  His hard work and determination will make him successful in whatever career he chooses following his degree in Languages at Magdalen College, Oxford.

Roisin Crowsley-Ward

Roisin is a diligent and passionate learner.  She has achieved not only incredible results but is known for her support and care for those around her.  Her 3 A*/A and B grades will see her going to Warwick University to study English Literature.

Kevin Otoo

At St Paul’s we teach a range of learning and life skills as well as the academic rigour of subjects.  Kevin Otoo has developed into a skilled thinker and debater.  He will be doing social and political thought at York University.

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