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More A Level Success at Salesian


Staff and students at Salesian School in Chertsey are celebrating another year of excellent A Level results today. 72% of scores reported were A*, A or B grades or equivalent (including 36% A and A*) and the pass rate was 100%.

Students are now eagerly taking up their places at University and College with every student who applied successfully gaining a place.

The results match last year's A level performance, despite the uncertainty surrounding the reformation of many A level qualifications. 22 students earned 3 A grades or better, and 32 students scored at least one A* grade. Particular congratulations are due to Marco Bruni and Eoin O'Connor, whose A*A*AA grades earned them both offers to read Chemical Engineering at Sheffield and Nottingham respectively.

Elena Cachia's A*A*A grades were more than enough to earn her place reading Veterinary Medicine at Surrey. "I put the work in but once I got out of the exams I just thought it was all over! I really wasn't expecting it."

Amelia Holt scored A*AA and is going to Oxford to read Philosophy and Theology. "Ever since I was little that's been my dream. I know it sounds cheesy, but I thought: if I'm going to be successful, I should try and be the most successful I can possibly be. My parents were awake but still in bed when I found out - but they heard me screaming: 'I got in, I got in!'"

Joe Haire scored three A* grades and is heading to Exeter to study Economics. "The amount of work that the teachers here have done, especially in the last two years, has just been amazing. But I was expecting BBB – I thought the exams were terrible. My offer was AAA. I still can't believe it – it's ridiculous!"

Headteacher James Mr Kibble said: "Each year, I am quoted as saying how delighted we all are to have achieved another record-breaking set of results but to do it again this year amidst so much change and uncertainty feels particularly special. Our success continues to be built on a great partnership between hard-working students, excellent teachers and supportive families. This year I want to pay particular tribute to the professional and assured manner that the staff have gone about managing the changes to the curriculum: they have gone above and beyond to ensure that our students were given the opportunity to succeed. Maintaining the school's reputation for being the best A level provider in the area is important but the real reward comes from seeing the joy of the students and their families when they pick up their results and in knowing that they have been given the passport to go on and do great things in the future. So, once again, we're all very happy at Salesian!"

Key Facts

  • The overall pass rate was 100%
  • A*-A grade passes totalled 36%
  • A* - B grade passes totalled 72%
  • A* - C grade passes totalled 92%
  • 151 students sat A levels or their equivalents, achieving an average points score per entry of 41.

Outstanding performances included:

Marco Bruni A*A*AA Sheffield, Chemical Engineering (TBC)
Eoin O’Connor A*A*AA Nottingham, Chemical Engineering
Minette Butler A*A*A* Southampton, History
Joseph Haire A*A*A* Exeter, Economics & Finance
Zuzanna Baranowska A*A*A Birmingham, Psychology
Elena Cachia A*A*A Surrey, Veterinary Medicine
Michael Cleary A*A*A Bristol, Aerospace Engineering
Kirsty Fitzpatrick A*A*A Lancaster, English Literature
Giulia Giarola A*A*A Bristol, Law & Spanish
Hannah Green A*A*A St Mary’s, Twickenham, Primary Education
Dylan Moran A*A*A Loughborough, Sport Management
Robert Soane A*A*A Nottingham, Physics
Ciara Giltinan A*AA Surrey, Biomedical Science
Amelia Holt A*AA Oxford, Philosophy and Theology
Niamh Paterson-Moody A*AA Durham, Geography
Leia Paxton A*AA Exeter, English
Jouriz Ramirez A*AA Edinburgh, Philosophy & Psychology
Nadia Tognelli A*AA Southampton, Biomedical Science


Emma Barrow, Josie Evans, Marcus Punton and Henry Smith all earned 3 A grades.



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