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.
A record achievement of 313 A* grades were awarded, with particular success in English Literature, Film Studies, Mathematics, Politics and Psychology. Graphic Communication and Music recorded similar success with over 90% 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 others will be starting higher level Apprenticeships and employment.
Dominic Seymour, who achieved four A* grades in Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics and gained a place studying Mathematics at the University of Oxford, said: “Receiving my offer to go to Oxford was a great moment for me and now I am delighted I have been accepted with the grades I achieved. Xaverian really is a community where you are encouraged to believe in yourself and your abilities and this has helped me to get to where I want to be, it’s been amazing!
“I like all areas of maths so being at the University of Oxford will help me to find out which area of Maths I want to specialise in. After university, I would like to use my Degree to go into research related to physics or chemistry as Maths is always an essential element in scientific research.”
Other students joining Dominic at the University of Oxford, include:
- Abigail Pole, A*A*A*, Classics and English
- Jess Scanlon, A*AA, Classics with Oriental Studies
- Jonathan Clark, A*A*AA, History
- Kirstin Attfield, A*A*A*A*A*, Mathematics
- Tawfik Al-Terawi, A*A*A*, Medicine
Joining the Oxbridge celebrations was Saskia Shakos, who achieved four A* grades in English Literature, Law, Psychology and EPQ, gained a place at the University of Cambridge to study Law.
Rhiannon Sellers, who joined the College after completing her GCSEs at Sale Grammar School, gained three A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Geography and is progressing to Lancaster University to study Natural Sciences.
She said: “I’m excited about my grades and going to university. I hope to use my Degree to go into research to make the world a better place in terms of climate change and eco systems.
“Xaverian has given me a lot of support throughout my A Levels, even though the College is about being more independent, the support is there if you need it. Xaverian has been an amazing experience for me and has been a really good two years of my life.”
Principal, Tony Knowles, said: “We have been on an incredible journey with our Year 13s who have demonstrated inspiring determination and enthusiasm.
“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 them 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. There has never been a better time to #ExploreYourFuture!