A Level Stars!

Posted on 18 Aug 2016

Students and staff are celebrating another fantastic set of A Level results this summer with more than a third of all grades at A* or A.

The number of students achieving straight A passes has trebled compared to 2015 with over 20% of all A Level candidates achieving at least three A grades.

Success stories included identical twins Naomh and India Hannon. The sisters are both off to the University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies) to read linguistics and anthropology respectively. Naomh and India achieved an impressive five A*/A passes between them.

Naomh said: “It wasn’t necessarily the plan to go to the same university but we have similar academic interests and we have both secured places on courses we will love. It will certainly be nice for us to have a familiar face when we begin our studies.”

Billy McCreith is looking forward to studying Music at the University of Manchester after achieving 3As and an A*. He was a recipient of an assisted place at St. Mary’s, enabling him to specialise in Music.

Billy, who plays the euphonium, said: “I’m so grateful for the support I have received at St. Mary’s which has opened up a path through education that I may not have received elsewhere. My mum and grandparents were thrilled when I rang to tell them the good news that I’d got my grades.”

Commenting on this year’s results Principal, Mike Kennedy, said: “As ever our successes reflect the hard work of our students and staff, and the support they have received from parents, during their time at the school.

"All these young people have made a big contribution to life at St. Mary’s over the years and we are obviously sad to see them go. We wish our students well as they embark on their wide ranging and exciting journeys to further education and beyond."  added Mr Kennedy.