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Celebrating A-Level & Vocational Achievements

St Paul's students celebrate A-Level results

The community of St. Paul’s is celebrating the significant achievements of Post 16 students this year. There has been outstanding progression in a number of subjects including Biology, Design, English Language and Literature, History, Politics, RE, Sociology and Further Maths with students achieving between nearly a quarter of a grade to over half a grade above what was expected of them based on their prior attainment. Language students did particularly well with French and Spanish results three quarters of a grade over, and Italian over one grade above expectations.

Headteacher, Jo-Anne Hoarty, said:  “Students and staff have worked incredibly hard to secure some excellent results this year.  I’m delighted that students have achieved their desired pathways either at university, on apprenticeship or in a work placement.

“The majority of our students have secured places at their first choice universities including some of the top universities in the UK, such as Cambridge and Oxford.  Once again, the progress made by Post 16 students at St. Paul’s is extremely positive.”

The school is particularly proud of the outstanding results in the Extended Project with 54% of students achieving an A* or A grade and 75% achieving at least a B grade.  This qualification is highly valued at St. Paul’s because the independent study provides students with the wider skills and application to help them succeed in university courses and prepare them for the world of work.  It is highly valued by both universities and employers and is studied by students across the ability range at St. Paul’s.

Vocational results are very pleasing in the light of curriculum reform with the introduction of new vocational examinations.

Jo-Anne continued:  “As a fully inclusive school, we celebrate the achievement of all students of all abilities.  A broad curriculum is offered at St. Paul’s to ensure that learning can be tailored to meet the specific needs and interests of all students.  “We are very proud of all our students and wish them well as they go on to higher education or careers.”

Case studies

Lucas Churchill 

Lucas is one of the first students to gain a place at Cambridge University for a number of years now. His determination and focus has secured him the four A*/A  grades to gain a place to study History at Homerton College. We will look forward to visiting him in situ next year when we take some of our Year 11 students to visit.

Keren Kassanda  

Keren has worked extremely hard and has gained three Bs in History, English and RE, as well as an A in French and will be going to Balliol College, Oxford to study Philosophy and French.

Karolina McCrea

Karolina’s highly independent study skills and passion for Chemistry has shone through as she has achieved 3 A*/A (A*. A*. A) grades and if very much looking forward to going off to study Chemistry and Mathematics at UCL.  Karolina said:  “I was shocked and delighted with my results.”

Mirranda Cena

Mirranda so much enjoyed her time at Summer School at Durham University last year that we know she will be delighted to have achieved the A*/A/B required to meet this offer and go off to immerse herself in English Literature.

Lucas and Keren celebrate their A-Level results

Liam and Karolina celebrate their A-Level results

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