In a year that has thrown A Level students some extraordinary twists, turns and challenges – some right up to the last minute – our amazing A Level students received their results this morning, with many celebrating impressive examination achievements across the curriculum.

Year 13 students enjoying the final days of the academic year before lockdown

Ms Cusack, applauded students for rising to the many challenges placed before them during the year.

“I immensely proud of all of our students, especially during these unprecedented times, as they secure the required grades needed for the next stage in their academic journey or chosen career pathway. Our Year 13 students are a fantastic cohort who will be hugely missed by staff and peers. Their contributions to our school community over the past seven years has been nothing short of breath taking; their incredible achievements, determination, resilience and positivity are an inspiration, not just to us as education professionals, but to everyone within the Saint Gregory’s family.”

“We have had the privilege to watch them grow and develop into amazing young adults who are ready to take their place in the world and begin the next stage in their journey. They progress to university, employment and higher-level apprenticeships to enjoy the many opportunities made available to them and we know that they will grasp their upcoming adventures with both hands!”

Notable academic achievements include:

  • Lakeeshan S who achieved four A* grades in Maths, Chemistry, Further Maths and Physics and will now progress to Cambridge University to study Engineering;
  • Nicole K who achieved outstanding success across STEM subjects with two A* grades and one A grade in Maths, Chemistry and Biology securing her place to study Dentistry at Manchester University;
  • Emily B who achieved three A*-A grades in English, History and Spanish and has accepted a place at Sheffield University to study History;
  • Jonathan E who successfully secured three A*-A grades in RE, Physics and Maths to secure a place at Exeter University;
  • Rebecca F who achieved three A*-A grades in RE, Politics and Sociology, securing her a place at Queen’s University, Belfast to study Philosophy and Politics;
  • Ellie C who achieved three A*-A grades in English, Spanish and Sociology, securing her a place at University of Bristol to study Law and Spanish.

Miss Butler, Director of Sixth Form, added: “The resilience, determination and positivity of this cohort, in the face of the drama and trauma of a global pandemic, has been nothing short of inspiring. I have been humbled by the character shown by our students today and I could not be any prouder of them; it is with confidence that I know that they are leaving us equipped with the skills and attributes necessary to thrive in any environment.”

“We will continue to support all of our students as they take the next exciting step into life beyond sixth form and I look forward to welcoming them back, when we can, as our alumni and to provide them with the opportunity that they so richly deserve to mark the end of their journey at Saint Gregory’s and say farewell to teachers and friends.”