Pupils at St Joseph’s RC High School have once again achieved enormous success.
It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces as Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 opened their GCSE, AS and A Level results this August 2018 and celebrated their hard-earned successes.
A Level Success
We were once again delighted with the success of our Year 13 students this year. As all of our students also take the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification in addition to their A Level subjects their performance is even stronger, and this additional qualification provides students with many experiences, including the completion of a research project which will support their learning at university.
25% of grades were awarded at A*/A, and 70% at A*-B. 16% achieved 3 or more A*-A grades, an increase of 2% and 98% achieved 3 or more A*-E grades. We are rightly very proud of these students and the staff who have worked with them throughout their time at St Joseph’s. There were many instances of individual success stories, including our highest achievers, Thomas Bromiley, Jasmine Celtel, Erin Flaherty, Urszula Frydrych, Daniel Gardner, Erin Hawkins, Ffion Hedderman, Jonquil Mallorca, and Matthew Roche, who now take up their prestigious places at university.
There were also stories of individuals who through persistence and determination achieved their target grades and earned a place at the University of their choice, and a number have accepted apprenticeships with organisations across South Wales. All students who decided to attend university have been accommodated, and now take the next step in their academic careers. We wish them every possible success and happiness for the future and thank them for everything they have given to the school during their time with us.
Once again, our Year 12 students have managed to bridge the gap between GCSE and A Level with a superb set of AS results. There were many examples of students achieving above and beyond expectations and they are now well on their way in taking their first steps towards the all-important university application.
Special mention must, however, go to the following students who all achieved a minimum of 3 A grades: Alex Aston, Arlou Astrologia, Rhiannon Carroll, Shannen Centeno, Eleanor Collins, Rhys Jones, Haidar Mathieson, Raegan Russell, Ethan Sellers, James Tobias, Elan Virtucio, Anastasia Wall, and Alexander Willis.
A number of our students have also spent time over the summer at the prestigious Oxford UNIQ and Sutton Trust summer schools, with others attending the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy or the Atlantic College Youth Leadership School, where they will have honed their intellectual curiosity in preparation for their final year. We would also like to congratulate all of our collaborative students who had great success with us at St Joseph’s, and our students who benefited from the opportunities and teaching offered at our partner institutions. We wish them every possible success.
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