Students in “Areté” at St Bede’s Catholic College celebrate stunning A Level Results
Having established A Level provision only three years ago Areté at St Bede’s has quickly positioned itself to be amongst the best in the city.
Some 55 students completed their study with us and they are now celebrating the following successes.
2 A* - E 98%
3 A* - E 91%
1 A* - B 64%
2 A* - B 44%
We are pleased to report 96% of all grades at E or above, 72% at C+ and 45% at A*AB.
92% of those who studied the academically challenging EPQ achieved at least a B grade, with 62% achieving A*/A.
The overall average grade for students was C+ with some stunning individual performances.
Achieving straight A*/ A grades were:
Stephanie Bell Young, Carys Greenaway, Abigail Mounter, Megan O’Brien, Megan Souness and Alex Selway.
Carys is our very first student to be accepted at Oxford, where she will commence her study of Law in September. “I am absolutely elated to be going to Oxford,” said Carys, aged 18, from Bradley Stoke. “I’ve wanted to be a barrister since I started secondary school and now I can achieve my dream.”
Alex will study International Relations and History at The London School of Economics.
Abigail has been accepted at University of Bristol to study Theology and Religious Studies.
Stephanie goes to the University of Nottingham to study Veterinary Science and Megan Souness is going to Liverpool to study Biochemistry.
Megan O’Brien is taking a gap year before commencing university study.
Of the 55 students 87% have secured university places, many of these at their first choice and a significant number at Russell group Universities.
Father Michael McAndrew, Chair of Governors said: “Results day can be challenging for young people and their families. We are delighted to see the hard work of the students and staff has paid off and that these young people are now well positioned for the next phase in their lives.”
Catherine Hughes, Principal, said “Our ambition has always been to translate the outstanding provision at GCSE into post 16. The results this year are evidence that this has been achieved. The challenge for us now is to build on this record and ensure excellence is built to last.”