Students at Xaverian College are celebrating yet another year of impressive A Level results, retaining its position as a leading sixth form college.
A Level students achieved a pass rate of 99%, with 34% of students achieving A* to A grades, 62% achieving A* to B grades and 85% achieving A* to C grades.
Amongst those celebrating were aspiring Medics, Melisse Desroy and Eleanor Potts and future Dentist, Clarisse Molomba.
Melisse, who came to the College from Stretford High School, gained A* in French, A in Physics, A in Mathematics and B in Chemistry and is progressing to the University of Paris to study Medicine.
She said: “Being at Xaverian has made me grow as a person. I feel like I am a completely differently person now, more mature and ready to take the next step to university. I’ve loved Xaverian, the subjects I’ve studied, and the teachers were always kind and made studying enjoyable.
“I’m delighted with my grades as I will be going to the University of Paris to study Medicine as I want to work as a Doctor with Medicines Sans Frontiers working in humanitarian medicine in other countries.”
Eleanor, former St Monica’s RC High School student, gained 3 A* grades in Chemistry, Biology and Psychology and is going to the University of Liverpool to study Medicine.
She said: “I chose to come to Xaverian as it is a campus-based college and I wanted to study in more of a university environment. Being at College has been hard work, but enjoyable and rewarding as it has enabled me to gain the grades I need for university, as well as help me to become more independent.
“I hope to complete my Degree in Medicine and my ambition is to work as a Trauma Doctor in an Accident and Emergency unit in a hospital.”
Clarisse, who completed her GCSEs at The Kingsway High School before joining Xaverian, gained an A in Mathematics, B in Chemistry and a B in Biology and is going to Newcastle University to study Dentistry.
She said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at Xaverian as it is just like being at university and it’s been a lot of fun. I’ve found studying difficult, but with the support of the College, got the grades I needed for university. I enjoyed Maths the most, it was difficult, but I enjoyed the challenge and the teacher was great. I’m so pleased with my grades and can’t wait to go to university!”
Medicine and Dentistry are demanding professions where you will not only be required to demonstrate outstanding academic ability but also manual dexterity and clinical skills. Students studying at Xaverian and setting their sights on senior healthcare roles, have access to specialist support as part of the College’s Medics, Dentists and Vets (MDV) Programme. The programme ensures students receive guidance to help them successfully complete the early UCAS application, admissions tests and interview process, as well additional support and training to secure the high academic entry requirements.
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. There has never been a better time to #ExploreYourFuture!