Staff and students at Xaverian College are celebrating today as the College enjoys yet another year of excellent A Level and BTEC results.
A Level students achieved a pass rate of 98%, with particular success in Graphic Communication, Photography, Music, Textiles, Further Mathematics and Film Studies, with over 80% A* to B grades awarded.
Students have secured many highly competitive places, including Medicine, Engineering, Midwifery and Teaching, at some of the UK’s top Russell Group Universities, while many students are also now set to kick-start their careers in industry after achieving the grades for a number of highly sought-after degree and higher-level apprenticeships.
Emilio Fox Castineiras, who achieved A*A*BB grades in Film Studies, Spanish, English Language and History, commented: “I plan to study Politics or Philosophy at university, before pursuing a career in the creative industries, but first, I will be spending a year in Spain studying a course in modern jazz.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time at Xaverian, there is a really good atmosphere here. Some of the people I’ve met here as students will be friends for life and the teachers have been really inspiring – I’ll never forget their lessons.”
Mahima Basith, who joined the College after completing her GCSEs at Levenshulme High School, gained three A*AA grades in Chemistry, Ancient History and Mathematics and is progressing to the University of Manchester to study a Degree in Optometry.
She said: “I’ve loved being at Xaverian! Teachers have been really good at equipping us with the resources we need to do well in our courses, and I couldn’t have imagined myself studying anywhere else.
“I would love to become an Optometrist in the future and undertake research into Keratoconus, which is an eye condition that runs in my family, and I’d like to learn more about the condition and what causes it.”
Today also marks a triumph for the College’s BTEC students, who achieved a pass rate of 99%, with 255 students achieving Distinction* or Distinction grades and over 75% gaining high grades of DMM and above.
Hannah McClelland-Leech, who achieved D*DD in Health and Social Care Cambridge Technical (Triple), has gained a place to study a Degree in Adult Nursing at Manchester Metropolitan University. She commented: “I’m so happy I’ve got the grades as I didn’t expect to achieve what I did, so I’m really delighted. Once I complete my Degree, I’d like to work in health care as a Diabetic Nurse to support people who have the condition.”
Zen Kaonga, a former pupil at Dixons Brooklands Academy, gained a Distinction in IT CTEC, and two B grades in A Level Business and Economics. Later this year, Zen will be progressing to the University of Manchester to study a Degree in IT, with plans to pursue a career in software development or network maintenance.
He said: “The jump from GCSE to A Level is not easy, but the teachers at Xaverian and the support available really helped me to improve and all the hard work has paid off as I got the grades I needed for university!”
These excellent results build upon the College’s recent success in receiving a glowing Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ report, in which Inspectors praised the students “overwhelmingly positive attitude to their learning” and the “safe, friendly and inclusive” learning environment.
Principal, Tony Knowles, said: “Today’s results reflect so much of what is unique about Xaverian College, extraordinary students with ambition, first-class teachers and dedicated support professionals working together to create this amazing momentum.
“I am extremely proud that we have been able to play a part in our students’ success to date and a small part of who they will become in the future. We wish the Class of 2023 all the best for their next chapter.”
As one of the largest providers of post-16 education in the region, Xaverian College offers an extensive range of A Levels in addition to several BTEC courses. Visit xaverian.ac.uk to find out more.