A Level Celebrations at Mount St Mary's College
Mount St Mary’s College students are today celebrating a superb set of A Level results and a 100% pass rate across all subjects.
With around half of all the grades at A* - B, students are now preparing to embark on their degree courses of choice at some of the very best universities in the UK and overseas.
With such a great set of results it is always hard to select just a few stand out performances and our congratulations go to all of our Rhetoric (year 13) students.
Scarlett Coughlan (Head Girl 2017-18) is heading to Kings College, London to study Classics and French, whilst Samuel Castle is also bound for the big smoke where he will study Product Design at Imperial College, London having secured outstanding grades of A*, A*, A, A. James Metcalfe is heading for Durham University to study Biosciences with a wonderful result of A*, A, A. Heading off to pursue his dream of studying medicine is Luca Baker who has secured a place at Swansea University. Tom Connolly is heading to his first choice of Exeter University to study Civil Engineering, whilst Rajan Athwal will be joining Nottingham University to study French and Philosophy. Ella Smith is preparing to join Leeds University with an excellent result of A, A, B and will study Management.
It is also wonderful to be able to celebrate the achievements of our international students. Chilean born Claudio Barrientos gained a hugely impressive A*, A, A, B despite only having come to the UK aged 16 to join the Mount. Hongyi Zhang achieved A*, A, A and will now study Actuarial Science with Martin Zhu, also from Hong Kong today celebrating A, A, C which will take him on to study Computer Science.
Headmaster Dr Nicholas Cuddihy commented, "I was very pleased to read the results for our excellent Rhetoricians this year. It is a particular joy to see so many achieve their first choice of university. For some it marks the successful end of a journey that started at Barlborough Hall anything up to 14 years ago. As our school has grown so rapidly in the last few years we have also welcomed a host of new students along the way who also received their results today after spending three or four years with us and now move on to great futures. Today I want to thank and pay tribute to the team of teachers who have worked closely with our Head of Sixth Form and the Academic Subject Leaders under the guidance of our Deputy Head Academic to support and lead the students to these successes. Above all however, the congratulations and credit must go to the students themselves and their families. Every grade received has been earned by these excellent students who studied so hard while continuing to grow as men and women for others."