SIXTH FORM students at St Joseph’s College are celebrating 85% of A-level entries achieving A*-C grades this year.
And 18% of all entries achieved A*’s.
Andrew Colpus, headmaster at St Joseph’s said there were particularly strong performances in drama, French, art, and philosophy, ethics and religion, with all departments receiving 100% A*-A grades.
And 24% of students achieved straight A*/A grades, many of which and have secured places on University courses across the country.
These include medicine, maths, and electronic engineering with nanotechnology, modern languages, law, and production and sound engineering, at universities in Bristol, London, Newcastle and Southampton.
Lucy Bayliss-Binks, from Woodley achieved three A’s and an A* in her extended project qualification.
She said: “I am so completely happy with my results and can’t wait to start at my first choice university, Newcastle, to study modern languages.”
Abby Ward, from Twyford achieved two A*s, one A and an A* in her extended project qualification.
She said: “I am absolutely shocked and so incredibly happy! I got three A*s and an A and I will be going to Manchester to study French and English literature. I’m heading out to celebrate.”
Head boy, Hugh Pullin from Earley achieved two A*’s, one A. He is going to Bristol University to study maths.
Mr Colpus said he is proud of the students for the other skills that they have learned at St Joseph’s, which will equip them for success at university and beyond.
He added: “I am delighted to congratulate our students on a superb set of exam results that are a true reflection of their hard work.
“I recognise that this has been a difficult year, with our students facing much uncertainty due to Covid-19. I am extremely proud of all that they have achieved and wish them the best of luck as they move on to the next stage of their education.
“I would also like to recognise and thank our remarkable staff, who have guided our students through an unpredictable year and supported them every step of the way.”