‘A’ Level provision in Areté is well established and St Bede’s continues to be amongst the best in the city with 32% of the cohort taking A/AS Level examinations achieving at least 1 A* or A grade.
Some 57 students completed their study with us and they are now celebrating the following successes.
A* - C 61%
A* - E 97%
2 A* - E 98%
1 A* - B 63%
Average Grade C
89% of the students are planning to go on to higher education and of these 49% have confirmed places at prestigious Russell Group institutions.
We are delighted to report some outstanding individual performances. Students achieved grades that surpassed their expectations but not those of their teachers. We celebrated all grades whether they were A* or E; whatever the grades we are confident they reflected ability and effort made.
Students achieving top grades were:
Those taking 4 ‘A’ Levels:
Joseph Alexander with A*, A*, A*, A in Mathematics, Further Maths, Physics and Computer Science and has been awarded a place to study Mathematics at Warwick University.
Kundai Vurayayi with A*, A, A, A in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Spanish and will study Chemical Engineering at Nottingham University.
Those taking 3 ‘A’ Levels:
Ethan Osborn-Clarke with A, A, A in Geography, Psychology and Sociology has been accepted to study Geography at Bristol University.
Lily Woodland with A*, A, B in Sociology, History and Fine Art will study History at Bristol University.
Crina Koncsag with A, B, B in English Literature, Law and Psychology will study Law at Cardiff University.
Matthew Latino with A, B, B in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry will complete an Apprenticeship with Rolls Royce.
Garry Maher, Principal, said “We all want what is best for the students at Areté and our ambition has always been to enable young people to achieve success, relative to ability. Results this year are a testament to the commitment and hard work of the students and their teachers. The challenge for St. Bede’s now is to build on this excellent performance to ensure that success is built to last. The direction is clear, the commitment is evident and I have every confidence that Areté will go from strength to strength and become an outstanding beacon of excellence for all.”
Elizabeth White, Chair of Governors said: “Results day is challenging for young people and their families. It is a real pleasure to see that the hard work of the students and staff has paid off yet again at Areté and that these young people are now well placed for the next phase in their lives. We wish each and every one success in their further studies.”