St Michael’s Catholic College built on its A-level performance last week with the school performing above the national average in this year’s GCSEs.
81 per cent of students achieved a pass in both English and maths, while over 25 per cent of students achieved above grade 7 in both subjects and a number of students gained the coveted grade 9.
The highest-achieving student in the college, Teofisto Consistente, who gained 9A* grades and an outstanding 9, said: “I have never been happier; I didn’t expect to do as well as that.
“The first thing I did was to phone home and my parents and my sister are so proud of me. This is the first step in my dream of becoming a doctor.”
Other highly successful students were Marron Marasigan who said: “My A* in science means that I can study the sciences at A-level”.
Shaun Sevume, who achieved 100 per cent in two physics papers, was also looking forward to studying science A-level at St Michael’s sixth form after doing better than he expected.
Students planning to study the humanities at A-level were equally thrilled.
“I got a 9 in English literature which has delighted me because that’s the subject I most wanted to do at A-level,” said Shannen Lohan.
The school congratulated all of its students and staff.