Almost half of all Cardinal Newman students earn top A-level grades

Posted On 13 Aug 2015 at 9:08 am

Almost half of all Cardinal Newman Catholic School sixth form students achieved A* to B grades at A level this year.

They were arriving at the school in The Upper Drive, Hove, this morning (Thursday 13 August) to find out their results.

The school said: “Newman College, the sixth form of Cardinal Newman Catholic School, has seen students achieve excellent A-level exam results this year with the percentage of students receiving A* to C grades increasing to 75.6 per cent with a fifth of all entries gaining A* or A grades.

“Overall, 98.8 per cent of all entries gained an A* to E grade.

“Particular congratulations to Nancy Hanna and Andrew Derrett who received four A* grades and will be going on to study medicine at Cambridge and mathematics at Cambridge respectively.

“Amy Condon, Ciara Harrison, Kitty Mitchell-Turner and David Sarjudeen also received 3 A* grades.

“Many students will be going on to their choice of university including Oxford, Cambridge and a number of other prestigious universities.

“Well done to David Surjeeden (mathematics), Nancy Hanna (medicine), Catriona Hyland (architecture) and Andrew Derrett (physics) for securing places at Oxbridge.

“Particular congratulations also to Nancy Hanna, Grace Cong, Efe Opone who will be studying medicine at their chosen universities and Nur Boys, Sophie Hollander and Amy Condon who are going on to study law at their preferred choice of university.”

James Kilmartin, head teacher, was delighted with these results. He said “The students are a credit to themselves, their families and the school.

“They fully deserve their success and I know that they will want to join me in thanking their teachers for the support and advice which has made a big contribution to their success.”

Dr Kilmartin said: “As our sixth form continues to expand, we look forward to similar success in years to come.

“We wish our students the very best for the future, which for many of them will include taking up places at some of the country’s best universities, including Oxford, Cambridge and those in the Russell Group of universities.”

The key figures include

  • 98.8 per cent of all A-level entries gained A* to E grade (99 per cent last year)
  • 75.6 per cent of all A-level entries gained A*to C grades (74 per cent last year)
  • 48 per cent of all A-level entries gained A* to B grades (48 per cent last year)
  • A fifth (19.8 per cent) of all A-level entries gained A* or A grades
  • 9.2 per cent of all A-level entries gained 3 or more A* to A grades (16 students)
  • Two A-level students achieved four A* grades (one last year)
  • Four A-level students achieved three A* grades (three last year)
  • Ten A-level students achieved three A* to A grades (seven last year)
  • Nine A-level students achieved two A* to A grades
  • 14.45 per cent of all A-level entries gained at least two A grades (12.4 per cent last year – an increase of 2 per cent)
  • 89 per cent of all AS-level entries gained A to E grades (an increase of 1.6 per cent)
  • A third (32.5 per cent) of all AS-level entries gained A to B grades

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