IT WAS celebration time at St Augustine’s Catholic High School and Sixth Form on A level results day when three quarters of all students achieved A* to C grades and 135 were at A* to A.
Most of the students obtained places at their first choice university.
Among the individual success stories were Lauren Court who secured a place at Oxford University to read English Literature and Isabelle K who will be reading psychology at the University of Liverpool.
Daniel B is taking up a place at Southampton University to study Ship Science, Alex M is following his passion to study paramedic science at the University of Coventry whilst Olaf W will be reading Film Studies at the University of Leeds.
Jessica J and Adarsh K are both going to the University of Manchester to study Business and Accountancy degrees.
Some A level subjects had a 100 per cent A* to C pass rate, including economics, film studies, further mathematics, Polish and product design.
There was a 70 per cent or more A* to C pass rate in a host of other subjects, including English language and literature, mathematics, geography, history, chemistry, biology, physics, sociology, psychology and accounting.
Vocational subjects enjoyed equal success with the following 100 per cent Distinction * or Merits in applied science, art and design, business, child’s play, digital media, health and social care, performing arts and sport.
Principal Gerald O’Connor said he was delighted with all students’ achievements.
“We are immensely proud of our students, not just of the extremely high standard of results obtained in unprecedented times, but the life skills they have learnt throughout the process – aspiration, teamwork and resilience.
“They are now in an excellent position to look forward and focus upon the next stage of their future within further education or employment.”
He thanked the whole school community ‘from the specialist teaching staff who inspired the students to the pastoral team who skilfully guided them at times of need and to parents and carers for their unrelenting support’.
“The ethos of St Augustine’s ensures that all of our students leave school having reached their full academic and personal potential.”
For more on the St Augustine’s Sixth Form, call Mr Madden on 01527 550400.