It has been another excellent year for results at St Bede’s Catholic Sixth Form College, Lanchester, Overall, 9 students achieved 3 A* or A grades this year (approximately 10% of the cohort). 54% of A-level entries scored A*-B grades - a figure well above the government’s expected target for this year’s cohort - and an overall pass rate of 99.6% (again above the national average). A-level results at St Bede’s have been consistently strong, securing students’ places in the country’s top universities.
Headteacher, Neville Harrison, is delighted with this year’s results. He said: “I am absolutely thrilled with the results that our students have achieved. A-levels are more challenging and more rigorous than ever and our students have worked incredibly hard throughout their two years of study to achieve their very best. On behalf of the governors and staff, I wish to congratulate each and every one of them. I am also incredibly proud of our wonderful team of specialist A-level teachers, whose exceptional curriculum knowledge has ensured that our students have achieved the very highest grades and accessed many of the Russell Group universities.”
Some outstanding individual performances this year include - Head Girl Abbie Lambert, who achieved A*, A, A, B in Maths, Further Maths, English Literature and Physics. Abbie is going to study at Princeton University in the US. Twins Bethany and Sarah Orr both achieved A*AA and an A* in EPQ. Sarah is going to study for an MA in Biomedial Science at Newcastle while Bethany will study Modern Languages and Culture at Sheffield. Will Spence achieved A*,A,A in Maths, Further Maths and Phyics. Will is going to Edinburgh to study Maths. Maya Dunn achieved AABB in Maths, Chemistry, Further Maths and Physics. Maya will be studying Engineering at Warwick. Head Boy Sean Williamson achieved AAA and an A* in EPQ. Sean is going to study Law at Durham university
Headteacher, Neville Harrison, added: “Whatever our students have chosen to do, be it university, an apprenticeship or into employment, we wish them every success and happiness for their future and we hope they cherish many happy memories of their time at St Bede’s Sixth Form College”