Cardinal Newman reports rise in A-level passes and higher grades

Posted On 17 Aug 2017 at 11:40 am

Cardinal Newman Catholic School in Hove has reported a rise in A-level passes and more students achieving higher grades.

Headmaster James Kilmartin was particularly pleased given the government’s A-level reforms which have been intended to make the qualification more rigorous.

Newman College – Cardinal Newman’s sixth form centre – reported an overall pass rate of 97 per cent and said that 73 per cent of students were awarded A* to C grades – up 3 percentage points on last year.

And 50 per cent of students were awarded A* to B grades – also up 3 percentage points on last year.

The college said: “Particular congratulations to Gus Hyland, Eoin Simpkins and Nathan McGregor who received 3 A* grades.

“Congratulations also to Harrie Smith and Alfie Crowley-Rata who received 2 A*s and 2 As, Sheherezade Scott and Anya Smith who received 2 A*s and an A, Archie Keys, Isabelle Waters and Sophia Billan who received A*, A, A and Brian Lapina who received 2 A*s.”

Dr Kilmartin 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.

“We are proud of each and every one of our students. 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.”

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