St John's students raise the achievement bar even higher with this year's 'A' level results
"With 54% of our students achieving A*-B grades in their A level results we have a great deal to celebrate" stated a beaming St John's Principal Ian Tucker, extolling the hard work and dedication shown by this year's A level students when the results were announced this morning. "Last year's performance was also very strong with 48% achieving these grades" he added, noting the particular excellence of this year's results and the significant improvement over what was already deemed to be a very successful year.
"28% our students achieved A* and A grades and we swept the board with the top grades in BTEC and vocational qualifications" he added, stressing the importance of the achievement of students who have decided not to go down the University route commenting: "The way our students have approached the exams is indicative of the bright futures that they have ahead of themselves and we wish them every sucess along their chosen pathways".
Assistant Vice Prinicpal Dan Rogan noted some of the key achievers this year: "Particular mention needs to go to Oscar Aspey, Aran Bailey, Ben Cooke, Dan Davis, Hugo England, Daniel Excell-Smith, Daniel Filipiak, Harrison France, Mae Hands, Sophie Hole, Annabelle Jarjis, Oscar Lenehan, Tilly Lewis-Lawson, Thomas Llewelyn, Laura Mapstone, Harry MGill, Robyn Morley, Matthew Parkes, Daniel Patel, Tom Philpott, Joe Price, Alice Rysiecki, Hamish Slater, Mollie Vines and Oliver Wing who all achieved suites of A* and A grades and Jess Lamb who achieved Distinction* in all her BTEC subjects." he stated.
"Most of our students, 54% will be going to either a Russell Group University or Oxbridge" noted Principal Ian Tucker, adding "Today is about celebrating and supporting students as they prepare for the next chapter in their exciting lives. We are delighted with their achievements and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff who have supported, guided and nurtured our young people over the last two years. Good luck to all of them in all that they go on to become."