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Record-breaking A Levels

IMG_7512_380.JPGStaff and students at Salesian School in Chertsey are celebrating record A Level results today. 72% of scores reported were A*, A or B grades or equivalent (including 34% A and A*) and the pass rate was 100%.

Students are now eagerly taking up their places at University and College, including two taking up courses in Medicine and Veterinary Science.

20 students earned 3 A grades or better (many of whom are pictured, right). Particular congratulations are due to Ben Duhig, whose A*A*AA grades earned him a place at Durham to read Theoretical Physics, and Jose Garcia Vizuete, who scored the same grades as Ben and is heading for Leeds to read Economics. Molly O'Neill's three A* grades mean she's going to Birmingham to study Medicine, while Morgan O'Donovan will study Veterinary Medicine at Nottingham thanks to her three straight A grades.

Mr Kibble said: "These are fantastic results and we are understandably proud of our students and their teachers. These figures prove how much effort our students put in, and how hard our teachers work to build outstanding working relationships with every single student, and teach them so well. It's no wonder we have so many smiling faces today: 72% A*-B grades, 91% A*-C demonstrate yet again the quality of teaching and learning at Salesian School."

Head of Sixth Form, Miss Elizabeth Ingram, said: "I am thrilled by this year's results: they show that our students are working harder than ever and they are rightly reaping the rewards. It's really special to see so many happy students today, excited about their plans for the future. As always, the vast majority are going on to university and college courses or apprenticeships, and we're especially pleased for the six students who earned two or more A* grades."

You can see more photos from the day in our Celebrating section.

Key Facts

The overall pass rate was 100% A*-A grade passes totalled 34%A* - B grade passes totalled 72% A* - C grade passes totalled 91%  140 students sat A levels or their equivalents, achieving an average QCA points score of 934 (228 per entry) (TBC).

Outstanding performances included:

Ben Duhig A*A*AA Durham University, Theoretical Physics
Jose Garcia Vizuete A*A*AA Leeds University, Economics
Bibiana Febbrari A*A*A* London School of Economics, Law
Molly O’Neill A*A*A* Birmingham University, Medicine
Lana O’Donoghue A*A*A Exeter University, English
James Keane A*A*A Reading University, Marketing
Katie Wellman A*AAB Sheffield University, Law with Criminology
Jasmine Woods A*AAB Gap year, Acting course
Lily Balado A*AA Kings College London, Neuroscience
Maisie Collins A*AA Loughborough University, Geography
Lucas Hobbs A*AA Kingston University, Graphic Design (TBC)
Tamim Kalaji A*AA Exeter University, Economics (TBC)
Taiyo Maja A*AA Birmingham University, Business Management
Millie Nastali A*AA Sheffield University, Biochemistry (TBC)
Ashwinnie Thushyanthan A*AA Southampton University, Fashion Marketing / Management

 
Carmellie Atienza, Jamie Hodkinson, Louisa Jakubovic, Morgan O'Donovan and Dan Perks all earned 3 A grades. Morgan is going to Nottingham to study Veterinary Medicine.

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