A Level Results 2019

St Chad’s RC & CofE High School, Runcorn

Students at St Chad’s have achieved an excellent set of results in their A Levels, Level 3 BTEC courses, RSL music and Level 3 CACHE course (which enables students to gain employment in Early Years Education).

The results have ensured that 92% of students wishing to progress to university or to an apprenticeship have secured a place. Others have secured employment.

With an overall pass rate of 86 % A*-E, 11% of the grades achieved were A*/A at A level and 48% at Distinction*/Distinction for the BTEC and RSL music courses. Overall 81% of students achieved A*-C grades and 100% achieved a merit or above in all BTEC and RSL courses. 100% of students passed the CACHE course.

Many students performed exceptionally well including:

Neve Carroll who achieved a Distinction in BTEC Dance, A B B grades at A level and an A* in the Extended Project.

Ruby Thornton who achieved A* in the Extended Project and A B C grades at A level

Aleksandra Pokora who studied for 4 A levels and achieved A A C C grades and an A in the Extended Project.


Jacob Warder and Michael Welch who achieved the equivalent of 3 A grades on the RSL music course.

Mr Paziuk, Headteacher, said “We are delighted with this year’s results which reflect the hard work of all students and staff.”

This confirms the finding from our most recent OFSTED report where inspectors said, “Preparation for further education, employment and training is a clear strength of the sixth form.”

We congratulate all students and wish them every success for the future.


St Anselm’s Catholic College, Prenton

Our Year 13 students are celebrating a successful conclusion to their College careers after achieving 58% grades A*-B grades at A Level, 81% A*-C, with a 99% pass rate. 99% of students achieved 3 or more GCE (A Level) or equivalent passes. This maintains the College’s tradition of high value added from GCSE to A Level. In 2018 we achieved the best such results of any 6th Form in Wirral. 70% of all BTEC grades were awarded Distinction or better with 100% passes.

4 students have secured Oxbridge places. Jacob Gilroy, from Heswall, achieved 3 A* & 1 A grade and a place at Hertford College, Oxford, to study Mathematics, while Ebi Hanifehpour, from Wallasey, achieved 3 A* grades and a place to read History at Lincoln College, Oxford, where he will be joined by Joseph Lawler, who will read History & Economics at Pembroke College. Tom Ryan, from Eastham, has a place to study Engineering at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

There were many other outstanding individual performances with Joseph Curry (Architecture, Sheffield University) and Peter Shield (Mathematics at Imperial College, London), both from Wallasey, achieving 4 and 3A* grades respectively.


All Hallows Catholic College, Macclesfield

Ever year, A level results day is one on nervous anticipation followed by delight as students receive their long-awaited examination results, and today was no exception at All Hallows Catholic College where again students are celebrating excellent results.  Provisional indicators show that this year’s cohort made even stronger progress than previous years, with 30% of all grades achieved being A*/A and 81% at A*/C. The majority of students have secured their first-choice university place at some of the country’s top universities, including Oxford, Cambridge and Durham, while others have been successful securing very competitive apprenticeships.

Principal, Tim Beesley said, ‘We are very pleased with the A level results achieved by the whole year group, but more importantly we are delighted with all of the individual achievements and successes. I would like to thank all of the teachers and staff for their hard work, dedication and outstanding pastoral care, and our parents and families for their support.’


Chair of Governors, Mrs Jacqui Feely said, ‘Once again, I am absolutely thrilled with the results of all of our students and on behalf of the Governors would like to pass on my sincere thanks to their teachers, for the dedication with which they serve our students’.

Deputy Principal, Michelle Garvey, said ‘These results reflect their tremendous energy and commitment to their studies. As a year group they have been superb role-models for the rest of the College, demonstrating outstanding leadership and commitment to making a difference through their volunteer work and Catholic social enterprise projects.  As they move on to the next stage of their lives, they carry with them great values and attitudes.’

This year, the highest achieving male and female students are Stephen Hughes and Lily Kennedy.  Stephen will be reading Physics at Trinity College, Oxford and Lily, Dental Surgery at Sheffield University.  Head Girl, Georgia Hall, was also among the highest-performing students. Georgia, who will take up her place to read Philosophy, Ethics and Religion at Leeds University, said “I couldn’t be more grateful for all of the support and guidance that I received from this amazing school. These past two years have been incredibly challenging, and I couldn’t have achieved my successes without All Hallows help”. Head Boy,  Will Bainbridge, who is currently applying for apprenticeships, said “All Hallows has helped me to mature so much as a person, and I am grateful for all of the support I have had”. Megan Swindley, who is taking up her place at Hull York Medical School said, “I am delighted with my results, and I know I couldn’t have done this without the support of all the teachers”.

The Catholic High School, Chester

A level results day at The Catholic High School, Chester has brought the usual mix of joy and relief for students who have worked so hard to secure their places at university.  Teachers have been congratulating their students on some stunning results, and are pleased to see that grades have improved across the board.

Each year the school sets out ambitious targets for A levels, and this year has hit them all, with a quarter of results in at A*-A, half scoring A*-B and a full three quarters of all grades at A*-C.  The overall pass rate was 98%.

Individual students are now setting their sights on the next stage, and while many are following their dreams as they pack their bags for university, others are weighing up their options as they look to the future.  More students than ever are using the opportunity to adjust their sights upwards.

One student, Meesha Dudley Jones received her A level results B grades in Media and Psychology) today had her sights on goal as she scored on her debut for Yeovil Town Women in a pre-season game.  She is featured on the club website here.

The Catholic High School, Chester, and the picture shows Eve Chaddock, Lizzy Guinan, Amber White, Anita Safina, Ruben Bos and Elliot Charlton












Highlights amongst the students this year include:

Ruben Bos; A*, A*, A, B; gap year followed by Computer Science; University of Manchester
Isabelle Campbell; A, A, B; Pharmacy; University of Birmingham
Hannah Casling; A*, A, A; History/Law; applying to University of Durham
Eve Chaddock; A*, A, B; History; University of Nottingham
Elliot Charlton; A*, A*, A; Computer Science; University of Manchester
Carolina Costa Ramos; A, B, B; History/Politics; Manchester Metropolitan University
Megan Floyd; A*, A*, B; Physiotherapy; Sheffield Hallam University
Emma Gribbin; A*, A, B; Law; University of Warwick
Charlotte Griffiths; A, B, B; Psychology; University of Nottingham
Elizabeth Guinan; A*, A, B; Psychology; University of Newcastle
Guilio Noro; A*, A, A; Pharmacy; University of Manchester
Rebecca Russell; A, B, B; Psychology; University of Newcastle
Fernando Rutter; A, B, B; apprenticeship
Anita Safina; A, B, B; Biochemistry; University of Lancaster
Madeleine Tierney; A, A, C; Spanish and Philosophy; University of Edinburgh
Enya Whale; A, A, A; applying for Medicine
Amber White; A, A, A; Chemical Engineering; University of Sheffield

‘This has been a very special year group throughout their time here at The Catholic High School’ said retiring Headteacher John Murray. ‘As well as being a very able group of young people, the trademark has been the way they have supported each other through thick and thin.  I am very proud to be signing off with a fantastic set of A level results for a fantastic set of students.’

Louise Orain, Head of Year, added ‘I’m delighted for the top achievers, but just as pleased for all the students who have secured their A levels and are now moving on to the next stages in their lives.  Well done to all of them.’