Colindale school’s “remarkable” A-Level results

Sixth formers at St James’ Catholic High School secured 26.2% of A*- A grades and 86.6% of A*- C grades

A teacher and a student celebrate A-Level results
Student Patryk (right) is congratulated by Head of Year 13 Mr Ponsonby – (Credit – St James’ Catholic High School)

Students and teachers at a Colindale school have been celebrated following a “remarkable” set of A-Level results.

Students at St. James’ Catholic High School achieved 26.2% of A*- A grades, 56.7% of A*- B grades, 86.6% of A*- C grades, and 98.8% of A*- E grades. 

As a result 25% of students have secured their places at Russell Group universities, including one pupil choosing Cambridge University.

Headteacher Anthony Elull said: “I’m really pleased with our results, our top grades at A Level match those achieved last year, which were our best ever. This is despite the reported reduction in the number of top grades awarded this year.”

He added: “St James’ Sixth Form has achieved remarkable results, well done to all pupils and staff.”

One of the successful students, Nicole, who is now going to Cambridge University to study Architecture said: “I’m relieved and so pleased to get these incredible results. It was a challenging experience taking these exams, not having sat formal GCSE exams during the pandemic. I’ve worked so hard to achieve my A*AA. I’m excited to take up my place at Cambridge University.”

A student celebrating her A-Level results
Nicole achieved grades A*AA and is now going to Cambridge University to study Architecture – (Credit – St James’ Catholic High School)

Another student, Patrick, who will now be studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Leeds University said: “I’m so happy with my results, A*AA. All my hard work has paid off. I’ve received amazing support and encouragement from my teachers here at St James’, especially Mr Ponsonby, Head of Year 13.”

Congratulating students on their achievements, Head of Sixth Form, Alex Aldridge said:  “What a year it has been! We are so proud of all our pupils who have completed their Post-16 study at St James’. All have worked so hard to live out our school mission statement and have truly been a symbol of living their life to the full. These results are a testament to their hard work and dedication.”

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