31% of grades were A*-A, up from 17% last year. 86% of all grades were A*-C and the school’s unbroken record of a 100% pass rate at A Level continues. Against a national decline in the take up of arts and languages at A Level, the Cathedral School’s commitment to offer a broad curriculum has enabled students to gain high grades in all subjects, playing to the strengths of each and every individual.
Headmistress Susan Hannam said: “These excellent results reflect the hard work and positive attitudes of our students and the skill, professionalism and dedication of our wonderful teachers. As a non-selective school, students come to us with a wide range of ability; it is thrilling that every student has fulfilled their academic ambitions and been offered a place on the course of their choice. They had a great work ethic; they embraced their studies, took advice, knew when to ask for help, managed their time brilliantly and honestly worked to the best of their abilities. Every student should feel very proud of their accomplishments - we certainly are!”
Tony Sherrington, head of sixth form, said: “We are particularly delighted with the success of our newly-introduced Level 3 (A Level equivalent) BTEC vocational qualifications in applied law and business in which 100% of entries achieved an equivalent grade A* to C. The BTECs combine exams with real life practical tasks and develop students’ employability skills.”
Students will now progress to university to study courses including law, medicine, astrophysics, maths, modern languages and music.
In addition to impressive academic results, the Cathedral School students have benefited from a wonderful array of leadership opportunities and exceptional co-curricular experiences, achieving admirable success across a full range of sporting, cultural and artistic activities. Susan Hannam added: “Cathedral School students leave us prepared for university, for the workplace and later life. While grades are important, I am most proud of the compassion, confidence and enthusiasm they have for life, for their careers, for their friends and their families.”
Deputy head Andrew Harrison concluded: “Whatever their chosen route might be, these inspiring young people have the platform to pursue their personal dreams and we wish them every happiness. We can look forward with confidence to the positive influence our 2019 leavers will have upon those around them. Good luck and stay in touch!”
A*-A = 31% (up from 17% in 2018)
A*-B = 63% (up from 52% in 2018)
A*-C = 86% (up from 83% in 2018)
100% pass rate
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Students with their results.
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