St Katherine’s pupils’ results day joy

St Katherine's School pupils with headteacher Chris Sammons

St Katherine's School pupils with headteacher Chris Sammons - Credit: supplied

STUDENTS at St Katherine’s School in Pill have achieved a 97.3 per cent pass rate in this year’s A-level results.

St Katherine's School pupil Adelaide Gorely

St Katherine's School pupil Adelaide Gorely - Credit: supplied

Pupils at the Ham Green school were handed their all-important envelopes this morning (Thurs), a total of 63.5 per cent of papers passed with an A*-C grade.

Of significant success were those students who took vocational qualifications, with 42 per cent of vocational grades awarded either a distinction star or a distinction.

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.

St Katherine's School pupil Will Thompson

St Katherine's School pupil Will Thompson - Credit: supplied

“We have upheld our tradition of securing strong progression routes into university, apprenticeships and employment. Nearly every student has achieved their first choice destination.”

Some notable achievements include Adelaide Gorley who achieved ABBB and will study English and drama at Exeter after completing a gap year working in international relief.

Will Thompson achieved A*ABB and Hung Kai Lai A*ABCC respectively. Will is planning to read history at Cardiff and Hung Kai heads to Loughborough to read physics.

St Katherine's School pupil Ra Ees Floris

St Katherine's School pupil Ra Ees Floris - Credit: supplied

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The school’s BTEC qualifications also continue to celebrate 100 per cent success in each subject area.

Taylor Jayne Grace and Paige Mitchell achieved three distinction star grades each and are taking gap years. Jess Caple will be reading IT and business at Loughborough and Ceri Shepherd has been successful in gaining an apprenticeship in childcare.

Headteacher Mr Chris Sammons said: “I am delighted the vast majority of students have secured their first choice destination, whether this is a university place, apprenticeship or employment.

St Katherine's School pupil Hung Kai Lai

St Katherine's School pupil Hung Kai Lai - Credit: suppleid

“The success in both academic and vocational courses allows our students to choose a wide variety of future prospects of which we are immensely proud.”