Students at Chester’s newest academy celebrated an impressive set of A Level results this year.
A record number of students at The Catholic High School gained A* and A grades and 50% of results were grades A*-B.
Amongst the best results were those of Imelda Barnes and Joseph Durnin, who each achieved 3 A* grades and one A grade.
Imelda is to read mathematics at Oxford whilst Joseph will study physics with a year in Europe at Imperial College.
Head girl Grace Carson gained 2 A* grades and an A grade and she will read law at University College, London.
Head boy Stephen Hayward will read chemical engineering at the University of Bath.
Top performing students
Daniel Andrews (A*, A and B history and English, Edinburgh University), Callum Boyd (4A, modern languages and history, University of Durham), Elizabeth Cowley (A*AB, fine art, University of Lancaster), Sophie Haslett (AAA, applying for primary teaching following a gap year) Katherine Nilsen (AAB, sport and exercise science, Birmingham University) Grace Owen (AAB, history, University of Kent), Chloe Palmer (ABB, English language and linguistics , University of Sheffield), Lucy Robinson (Dist*Dist*B, musical theatre, Manchester College), Alec Shuttleworth (AAA, medicine, University of Leeds), Jamie Southern (Dist*A*AB, physiotherapy, Manchester Metropolitan University), Lucy Thomas (A*AA, veterinary science, Bristol University), Natasha Ward (AAAC, law, Nottingham Trent University), Natalie Wearden (AAA, art, London), Nina Ward (AAA, English literature, University of East Anglia).
Head of sixth form Kathy FitzGerald said: “It has been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to work with such committed young people who will make a huge contribution to society in the future. They fully deserve their success.”
Head of Year 13 Dave Hussin believed that the excellent results were ‘a product of the positive relationships formed between staff and students, supported by our outstanding pastoral care.’
Headteacher John Murray said: “I am delighted with these brilliant results which reflect the hard work and determination of our students and their teachers. This, together with strong parental support, has ensured that our sixth formers have more than reached their potential. Our new academy has got off to a wonderful start.”
Our celebration of A Level success
We would like to celebrate the success of individual students in next week's Chronicle.
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