Today students in our four secondary schools received their A Level and BTEC results.
We are absolutely delighted for our students in doing so well across our secondary schools. It has been a year like no other. Students have faced huge uncertainty since March and have had to manage the pressure of a disrupted final term.
It’s a tribute to the dedication and resilience of our students that their ongoing hard-work across the academic terms has resulted in them being able to achieve such good A-level results under difficult circumstances. These grades will allow our students to make the next big choice in their lives, of further study at university or of taking a more vocational route into work.
These positive results are also a tribute to the supportive community ethos we engender across all our schools. The first cohort of students from St. Aidan’s Catholic Academy and St. Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy to study as one sixth form for the duration of their course saw more than half achieving A*-B grades. Meanwhile St. Wilfrid’s RC College in South Shields has continued to build on its strong record of success and we are thrilled that St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Hebburn achieved its best ever set of A level results. Our partner school, St. Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive and Byron Sixth Form College in Peterlee, soon to join the trust, achieved a fantastic 100% pass rate.
Our staff have risen to the challenge during this difficult period and will continue to support students in the coming weeks, particularly any detrimentally affected by the system put in place for this year, by assisting them through the appeals process.