Excitement and celebration were evident at Bishop Vaughan today as overjoyed students collected some truly outstanding results! Bishop Vaughan’s Sixth Formers were delighted to learn that they had achieved the school’s highest ever outcomes in both Year 12 and Year 13.
Year 12 pupils beamed as they opened their envelopes, which collectively represented the highest ever percentage of A grades, doubling the pleasing outcomes seen last year. A total of 18 pupils in Year 12 swept the board with A grades across all of their AS subjects, with two pupils, Alvin Saji and Ethan Fage, achieving 100% in every one of their examinations. Ethan Fage stated, ‘Bishop Vaughan has been incredibly supportive. I am so happy and could not have asked for anything more. The teachers have supported me every step of the way and I couldn’t have done this without the help I have had from family, friends and staff’.
Year 13 pupils were also thrilled, as nearly half of all grades received were A* and A grades. All pupils choosing to take up degree studies were successful in securing a place in a field of their choice. Mrs Emma Pole, Headteacher, stated “We are truly delighted with the outstanding achievements of our pupils. We are so proud of each and every one of them, as today’s outcomes represent the culmination of sustained commitment and hard work. I congratulate them on behalf of all staff and Governors: ours is a close community and it has been a privilege for us to support our students in fulfilling their potential. They and their families should be extremely proud of their
achievements.” Bishop Vaughan pupils have outperformed the welsh average for A*-C grades. The school moves from strength to strength.
Johannah Dalangin, who will be taking up a place at King’s College, London, to read Classics, stated “I am delighted and shocked by the wonderful grades that I have achieved. Massive thank you to everyone at Bishop Vaughan.” Johannah gained three A grades, as did Tilly Jones, who said “ I am overwhelmed by the support I have received at Bishop Vaughan. I couldn’t have got the grades and kept my sanity if it weren’t for the amazingly supportive staff- thank you!”. Tilly will be studying English Literature in Cardiff University.
Paul Crudge, who will be studying Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at Bristol University, attributes his success partly to the school ethos: “Bishop Vaughan School has inspired me to be a better version of myself.” Olivia Bennett, who joined the school at Sixth Form level, achieved an outstanding three starred Distinctions and an A grade in Psychology. She will be beginning her degree in Osteopathy at Swansea University in the Autumn and she said today “I am very grateful for the help and support I have received from Bishop Vaughan Catholic School. The teachers have been excellent and the courses were highly enjoyable. Thank you for helping me to achieve these wonderful results and helping me remain dedicated.”
Chair of Governors, Mr. Steve Avo, added: “We wish our Year 13 pupils every success as they move on to pursue degree studies in universities across the UK and to take up other exciting opportunities.”
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