St. Patrick’s pupils reap study rewards

Mrs Magee with highest achieving students Aleksandra Krol  and Jakub Bojanowski (missing from picture: Niall McCarry). Submitted.
Mrs Magee with highest achieving students Aleksandra Krol and Jakub Bojanowski (missing from picture: Niall McCarry). Submitted.

60% of St Patrick’s College’s Year 14 students are celebrating at least one A grade in their ‘A’ Level results this week, with 40% also celebrating at least one A* grade.

In total, 103 A or A* grades have been achieved by the College’s Sixth Form students; over 40% of the total grades obtained.

St. Patrick's College Sixth Form students with Principal, Mrs Cate Magee

St. Patrick's College Sixth Form students with Principal, Mrs Cate Magee

Ten students are celebrating the achievement of three grades at A or A*. Niall McCarry has obtained three grades at A*, while Aleksandra Krol is celebrating an A* and three A grades. Jakub Bojanowski has achieved an incredible four A* grades, having taken Double Award Art & Design and Double Award ICT.

Aleksandra and Jakub are two of the six Year 14 students who took four A Levels this year, with all of these students achieving at least one A* and one A grade.

St Patrick’s College Principal, Mrs Cate Magee, congratulated all of her ‘A’ Level students on their outstanding level of achievement.

“I am delighted to see so many of our students achieving at this top level and it is testament to the effort that they and their teachers have put into their ‘A’ Level work over the past two years. Twenty six of our students have achieved at least two A grades out of their ‘A’ Levels, and I am delighted that we have a 100% pass rate across all of our courses to celebrate. I particularly congratulate the thirteen students who achieved three A or A* grades.

“We are very pleased with the number of our students who have achieved three of their ‘A’ Levels at A*-C, and I am delighted to say that our students have achieved excellent results in their AS and A2 courses.A number of our Sixth Form students came to us from other schools when they had completed their GCSE courses, and their success at ‘A’ Level shows how well they settle into life here at St Patrick’s.”

Mrs Magee also drew attention to the continuing success of ‘A’ Level Polish, recently introduced in the College.

“All of our ‘A’ Level students who took Polish achieved either A* or A. Alongside their other studies, three students elected to complete both AS and A2 Polish in one year, and each passed both parts of the course!”

Congratulations also went to St Patrick’s Art & Design, ICT and Sport Departments, which have enjoyed enormous success for another year, with over 75% of grades in each of these departments at A2 Level being at A* or A.

Mrs Magee congratulated and thanked her staff for the support, guidance and advice they have given the school’s young people during their ‘A’ Level studies.

She further congratulated the students’ parents, who have provided unfailing support to their children during this very busy two year period.

Further success has been achieved at AS Level, where St Patrick’s students have completed a highly successful first year of their ‘A’ Level courses.

26% of all grades achieved at AS Level were at A grade, an outstanding achievement on the part of both students and teachers. Mrs Magee also offered her congratulations to these students:

“The very high level of success achieved by these young people in the first year of their ‘A’ Level programmes gives them every encouragement to go on and achieve further success next year in their A2 year.”

Mrs Magee also congratulated the College’s Year 13 Transition Course students, who have all achieved success in their courses, including Home Cooking Skills, Personal Finance and the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL). In addition, a number of Transition Course students have gone on to complete the ECDL Extra course.

Mrs Magee concluded by wishing the Sixth Form students who will be leaving the College this year every success in the future as they move on to Further and Higher Education and into the world of work. She thanked them for the outstanding contribution they have made to the school, and also for the example they have given younger pupils at St Patrick’s, through their excellent academic performance, their work as Pupil Mentors to the younger pupils and the many other ways in which they have taken part in the life of the school. Undoubtedly they have followed the school’s Mission Statement of living and practising their faith and their commitment to one another.

She said: “They have been outstanding role models to the other pupils and exemplary young people, and we at St Patrick’s College wish all of them every success in the future.”