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98% pass rate across all courses at St Patrick's College

Shauna Loughran

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Shauna Loughran

OVERALL, St Patrick’s College Sixth Form students have seen great success this year, with 55% of our A2 students achieving at least two A/A* grades, which clearly demonstrates a continuing trend of improvement.

In total, 60 A or A* grades have been achieved by the College’s Sixth Form students, accounting for 56% of the total grades obtained in Year 14.

Two students are celebrating the achievement of three grades at A or A*. Deputy Head Boy Zak Trawinski is celebrating the achievement of three A* grades, while Shealyn Caulfield received two A* grades and an A grade.

73% of the College’s Year 14 students are celebrating at least one A grade in their ‘A’ Level results this week, with 43% also celebrating at least one A* grade.

Year 13 students have also enjoyed considerable success in their AS Level courses, where an encouraging number of students have achieved A grades.

St Patrick’s College Principal, Dr Martin Knox, congratulated all of his ‘A’ Level students on their outstanding level of achievement.

He said: “I am delighted to see so many of our students achieving at this top level and it is testament to the effort that they and their teachers have put into their ‘A’ Level work over the past two years.

“22 of our students have achieved at least two A grades out of their ‘A’ Levels, and I am delighted that we have a 98% pass rate across all of our courses to celebrate.

“ A particular word of congratulation must go to our Art, Construction, ICT, Performing Arts, Polish and PE Departments, which saw 100% of their students achieve grades at A*-C.

“All of our Year 14 Construction and Sport students achieved Distinction grades. I particularly congratulate the students who achieved three A or A* grades.

‘We are very pleased that such a significant number of our students have achieved three of their ‘A’ Levels at A*-C, and I am delighted to say that our students have achieved excellent results in both their AS and A2 courses.

‘We have many Sixth Form students who come to us from other schools when they have completed their GCSE courses, and their success at ‘A’ Level shows how well they settle into life here at St Patrick’s.

“ It is notable that three of these students are among our very highest achievers.’

Dr Knox congratulated and thanked his staff for the support, guidance and advice offered. He further congratulated the students’ parents.

Further success has been achieved at AS Level, where St Patrick’s students have completed a highly successful first year of their ‘A’ Level courses.

A third of all grades achieved at AS Level were at A*-B grades, an outstanding achievement on the part of both students and teachers. Dr Knox also offered his congratulations to these students as well as the Transition Course students.

Dr Knox concluded by wishing the Sixth Form students who will be leaving the College this year every success in the future as they move on to Further and Higher Education and into the world of work.

He thanked them for the outstanding contribution they have made to the school, and also for the example they have given younger pupils at St Patrick’s, through their excellent academic performance, their work as Pupil Mentors to the younger pupils.

Undoubtedly they have followed the school’s Mission Statement of living and practising their faith and their commitment to one another.

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