Year 13 students at St Mary’s Catholic School in Newcastle have enjoyed great success in their A Levels and BTEC qualifications with excellent performances across all subjects this year. 37% of all grades were A* or A, 63% A*-B and 82% A*-C. 23 students achieved 3 or more A/A* across various subjects.  Students have been highly successful in gaining university places including at Oxford, Cambridge and many other high-achieving and Russell Group Universities as well as moving on to employment and higher-level apprenticeships.

All of the students have done exceptionally well including Angelin, who is set to study medicine at the University of Nottingham. Angelin said ‘I’m very happy with my results and it was nice to see my time at Sixth Form come to an end on a happy note. I am also very thankful for all the support I received in Sixth Form from pastoral staff and subject teachers’. Another successful medic, Sarah said ‘Making memories was the best part of my time in Sixth Form, I’m looking forward to making more good memories during my time studying medicine at Cardiff. Thank you to all my family, teachers and friends for the continuous support I certainly wouldn’t have made it without them.’ Another success came from Jack who will be studying law at Northumbria University, who said ‘I am delighted with grades in my A-levels, it is a worthy reward for both my hard work and constant efforts of the amazing staff at St Mary’s Sixth Form; who will always go the extra mile to help us achieve.’

Headteacher Miss Patterson said, ‘We are very proud of our wonderful students for their exceptional A Level results.  The students have demonstrated tremendous commitment and hard work throughout their studies and fully deserve these outstanding results.  Our Academic A Level and Vocational A Level results continue to be significantly above national standards.  Students have worked very hard, with a determined approach, and have been richly rewarded for their efforts.  We could not be prouder of our students and we are thrilled to see them progress to a wide range of excellent universities and apprenticeships for the next stage of their education or training.  Many thanks also to our superb teaching and support staff team for supporting our students so well and embedding such high-quality teaching and learning at St Mary’s’.

All of the students have done exceptionally well, and below are some examples of our student achievement and their next destination.

Sarah achieved 1 A*, 2 A and 1 B grade (in Arabic, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics) and will be studying medicine at Cardiff University.

Mert achieved 1 A* and 3 A grade (in Turkish, Economics, History and Sociology) and will be studying law at the University of Oxford.

Charlotte achieved 3 A and 1 C grade (in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and History) and will be studying chemical engineering at the University of Nottingham.

Josie achieved 1 A* and 2 A grades (in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science) and will be studying computer science at the University of Leeds.

Verity achieved 1 A* and 2 A grades (in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics) and will be studying medicine at the University of Glasgow.

Jasmine achieved 1 A* and 3 A grades (in Sociology, Textiles and Economics) and will be studying criminology at Durham University.

Celine achieved 2 A* and 1 A grade (in English Literature, Sociology and History) and will be studying history at the University of York.

Aurelia achieved 3 A* grades (in Film Studies, Photography and Sociology) and will be taking a year out travelling.

Nick achieved 1 A*, 2 A and 1 B grade (in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics) and will be studying mathematics at Durham University.

Ciaran achieved 3 A grades (in English Language, Mathematics and Computer Science) and will be taking a year out travelling.

Roselin achieved 3 A grades (in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics) and will be studying accounting and finance at Durham University.

Caitlin achieved 3 A* grades (in Physics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics) and will be studying theoretical physics at the University of Sheffied.

Arthur achieved 2 Distinction* and 1 A grade (in Business Studies and Geography) and will be studying marketing at Northumbria University.

Jacob achieved 3 A* and 1 A grade (in Mathematics, Physics, Further Mathematics and Computer Science) and will be studying mathematics at Durham University.

Laura achieved 2 A* and 1 A grade (in English Literature, Geography and Mathematics) and will be studying English language and literature at the University of Oxford.

Patrycja achieved 3 Distinction grades (in Business and ICT) and will be studying an apprenticeship for LNER.

Eve achieved 2 A* and 1 A grade (in Biology, Geography and Mathematics) and will be studying physiotherapy at the University of Nottingham.

Eleanor achieved 1 A* and 2 A grades (in Geography, Mathematics and Biology) and will be studying geography at Durham University.

Ali achieved 2 Distinction* and 1 Distinction grade (in Business and IT) and will be studying business management at Northumbria University.

Angelin achieved 2 A* and 1 A grade (in Biology, Psychology and Chemistry) and will be studying medicine at the University of Nottingham.

Ronald achieved 1 Distinction* and 2 Distinction grades (in IT, Science and Health and Social Care) and will be studying nursing science at Northumbria University.

Anna achieved 3 A grades (in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics) and will be studying microbiology at the University of Leeds.