St Kat’s pupils heading off to uni

Joel Benden, Tom Armstrong and Garin Curtis.

Joel Benden, Tom Armstrong and Garin Curtis. - Credit: Archant

PUPILS at St Katherine’s School in Pill have achieved some outstanding results in this year’s A-level exams.

Students with their results.

Students with their results. - Credit: Archant

They gained a 97 per cent pass rate in their results and 68 per cent of exams were graded at A*-C, compared with last year’s A*-C percentage of 63 per cent.

More than a quarter of students were accepted into Russell Group universities, classed as the UK’s 24 leading universities, and 95 per cent of pupils secured their first-choice places to study.

Head of sixth form, Aimi Bisco, said: “We are exceptionally proud of our students who have worked incredibly hard to gain the successes we have seen today.

“The greatest pride of all comes from the way they have targeted their goals to secure not just great results, but pathways into competitive university courses, apprenticeships and employment.”

Some notable achievements included Amy Harris who gained A*A*AA and will be reading English literature at Cardiff University.

Dan Moreton and Tom Blackwell achieved AABB and AAB respectively. Dan will read geography at the University of Sheffield while Tom heads south to read history and politics at Exeter University.

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Garin Curtis successfully secured an extended work placement with Lotus and so has decided to study mechanical engineering at Cardiff University.

BTEC qualifications at the Ham Green school also continue to celebrate 100 per cent success with many students achieving the highest distinction star grades.

Headteacher Mr Chris Sammons said: “I am delighted that the vast majority of students have secured their first choice university places and proud of student achievements in both academic and vocational courses.”