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.

Joe Durnin (A*A*A*A), Grace Carson (A*A*A) Imelda Barnes (A*A*A*A) Callum Boyd (AAAA) and Alec Shuttleworth (AAA) at Chester Catholic High School
Joe Durnin (A*A*A*A), Grace Carson (A*A*A) Imelda Barnes (A*A*A*A) Callum Boyd (AAAA) and Alec Shuttleworth (AAA) at Chester Catholic High School
 

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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