A record number of students are off to university at Oxford or Cambridge from Cardinal Newman Catholic School.
Newman College – the sixth form at Cardinal Newman – said that two pupils were heading to medical school, two to Cambridge and seven to Oxford.
The news emerged as students picked up their A-level results this morning (Thursday 18 August).
A quarter of all entries achieved A* or A grades and 70.3 per cent of students receiving A* to C grades. Overall, 98 per cent of all entries gained an A* to E grade.
The school said: “A record number of students have secured places at Oxbridge. Particular congratulations to Ben Woodhouse who received four A* grades and will be going on to study natural sciences at Cambridge and Alice Sherwood who received three A*s and one A and will be going on to study history of art at Cambridge.
“Well done to Alfie Hall and Katie Hatchley who also received three A*s.
“Congratulations to the following students for securing places at Oxford: Charlie Gould (PPE – philosophy, politics and economics), Katie Hatchley (chemistry), Matthew Karadzas (biological sciences), Chris Mottram (mathematics), Sam Reeves (chemistry), Gigi Warland-Edge (mathematics) and Iggy Wood (PPE).
“Particular congratulations also to Helen Galvin and Martha Coyle who will be studying medicine at their chosen universities.”
James Kilmartin, head teacher, was delighted with the results. He said: “The students are a credit to themselves, their families and the school.
“They have worked hard to achieve these results 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 added: “We are proud of each and every one of our students but I would like to particularly congratulate the record number of our students who have secured places at Oxford and Cambridge.
“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 while others will be embarking on apprenticeships and other high-quality routes directly into the world of work.”
The school said that the key headlines were
- 98 per cent of all entries gained A* to E grade
- 70.3 per cent of all entries gained A* to C grades
- 46.1 per cent of all entries gained A* to B grades
- A quarter (25.6 per cent) of all entries gained A* or A grades
- 11.4 per cent of all entries gained three or more A* to A grades (22 students)
- 1 student achieved four A* grades
- 3 students achieved three A* grades
- 17 students achieved 3 A* – A grades
- 12 students achieved 2 A* – A grades
- 17.1 per cent of all entries gained at least two A grades
- At AS level 95.2 per cent of all entries gained A to E grades
- 64.8 per cent of all AS-level entries gained A to B grades
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