CARDINAL Wiseman Catholic School is celebrating after nearly half of its students achieved A* – B grades in their A-Levels, with many students progressing to their university of choice.
The number of examination entries at the school this year has increased by a fifth following the recent growth of the sixth form.
But the school on Potters Green Road says it has still maintained its attainment record, with 49 per cent of students in Year 13 achieving A*-B grades.
The percentage of students achieving the top grades of A*-A also increased by around a quarter.
Principal Tom Leverage said: “This year’s results are particularly pleasing as students have been successful in both vocational and A level routes, with a 100 per cent pass rate in the Year 13 vocational subjects and 99 per cent pass rate for A-levels.
“We are delighted for our students. The results are a culmination of several years of hard work and we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate each and every one of our students and wish them every success in the future.”
Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School, part of the Romero Catholic Academy, offers a wide range of academic and vocational subjects.
The recent growth of the sixth form has resulted in a new state of the art sixth form centre being built.
Individual success stories include:
Tobi Henry, who achieved three A grades in maths, chemistry and physics, is going on to study chemistry at the University of Birmingham.
He said: “I’m really pleased with my results, I didn’t expect to achieve such high grades but I’m very proud of myself. I’ve really enjoyed my time at Cardinal Wiseman, the work has been tough but it’s got me to where I am today.”
Bethany King, who achieved three A grades in economics, physics and maths, is going on to study economics at the University of Manchester.
Lucy Mangan, who achieved one A* and two A grades in maths, further maths and economics, is going on to study maths at the University of Bath.
She said: “I’m really happy with my grades and am so happy to get into my first choice university.
“You really can’t fault Cardinal Wiseman, all of the teachers have been supportive and I’ve made some amazing friends.”
Jack Winiarski, who achieved two As and one B grade in history, geography and psychology, is going on to study history at Loughborough University.
Chris Fernandez, who achieved Distinction*, A and B grades in media, product design and psychology, is going on to study film at the University of Westminster.
He said: “I’m chuffed with my results, I was particularly surprised with psychology. I wouldn’t have been able to achieve these grades if it wasn’t for the teachers’ passion for teaching and their understanding of me as an individual.”