Pupils and staff at Stonyhurst are celebrating another set of good A level results 67% of this year’s grades were A* - B grades. This result is only just pipped at the post by last year’s record breaking year for the College. The UCAS points total is 358 which equals the best performance from last year.
Geography, History and German all achieved a 100% A*- B grades, with Theatre Studies, Further Mathematics, Chemistry and Economics all gaining over 80% A*- B grades.
Individually there are some wonderful performances with no fewer than 16 candidates (15% of students) achieving 3 or more straight A*/A grades. Joe Weld-Blundell achieved his goal of reading Engineering at Oxford, while Patrick Hoffman achieved his goal of reading History at Cambridge. Lukasz Zielinski achieved 5 A* and will now go on to read Medicine at Cambridge.
‘We are very proud of the achievements of all our pupils and staff. We continue to do well in the academic subjects that top flight universities are most interested in, and once again our A level candidates performed well across the board, both those with the top results and those from whom more modest results were expected,’ said Mr Andrew Johnson, the Headmaster.
‘We wish all our pupils every success as they go on to their university courses and go out into the world to be men and women for others.’
42% of the Stonyhurst pupils achieved all A*/As. The national average of 27%, which has not increased this year from last, has once again been outstripped by Stonyhurst pupils.