St Mark’s celebrates outstanding A Level results

Education: Secondary / Thu 18th Aug 2016 at 12:10pm

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St Marks 7STUDENTS and staff at St Mark’s West Essex Catholic School celebrated another remarkable year, with students once again achieving great results and many going on to universities, often the first in their family to do so.

Initial results indicate another superb pass rate was achieved with 95% of all A level examinations passed and 60% with grades A*- C.

A particular feature of these results is that our students, whatever their ability, have achieved well and made more than expected progress, with many overcoming difficult personal circumstances to do so.

To achieve these results in light of the many recent government reforms which have seen examinations become more challenging and demanding, is testimony to the skill of our teachers, the work of the students, the support of their families and the success of our Sixth Form.

A delighted Headteacher, Elaine Heaphy, congratulated both students and staff.

“We are delighted for the students, they should be proud of their achievements and we wish them all the best for their future endeavours. Certainly, I would like to put on record my thanks to students, staff and parents for what was an exemplary team effort.

Our Sixth Form draws from all the other schools in Harlow and we congratulate these schools for their work in successfully getting these students through GCSE studies and giving them the grounding for A Level study. We are sure that they will share in this success. We are especially pleased with our continued partnership work that we have undertaken at Sixth Form level with other local schools.

We look forward to welcoming the ‘new’ Year 12 cohort in September.”

There were many examples of outstanding individual performances. These include amongst many others:
Joe Brett (A, A, B) reading Politics and International Relations at City University; Joel Chan (A, A, A) reading Biochemistry at Kings College; Alex Elia (A*, A, B) reading Sports Studies at Northampton; Faiz Adamson (B, C, C) reading History at Canterbury; Megan Cashin (A, C, C) reading Primary Teaching at Bedfordshire; Blane Dickson (A, C, C) reading Business Management at Southampton; Poppy Finston (A, C, C) taking a gap year; Jordan Hook (A*, B, C) taking a gap year; Jacob Jose (A, B, D) reading Mechanical Engineering at Surrey; Wendy Kanow (A, B, C) reading Business Management at Coventry; Robert Leslie (B, B, B) reading Biomedical Science at Keale; Ellis Rogers (A, B, C) reading Business Studies at Lincoln; Cavan Ronan (A, B, C) reading Sports Journalism at Bedford; Yannis Sanozids (A*, A, A, A) reading Mathematics at Warwick; Melissa Selwood (A, B, B) reading International Business at Loughborough; Lilly Wiseman (B, B, C) reading Business Management at Business Management at Nottingham Trent.

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