School was a sea of smiling faces today as outgoing Year 13 students collected their A Level and BTEC results.
Students came to the academy bright and early to collect their results, with many overjoyed with their grades.
Over 75% of grades were between A* and C and the pass-rate this year has jumped by almost 2%, with 96.9% of grades at E or better - making this set of results one of the best ever at the school.
With such high results, it’s no surprise that a large number of students have gained a place at their first choice universities, including several Russell Group Universities.
There are many success stories including that….
Student Sean Youd has exceeded all expectations and predicated grades. He received an A* in Art, A in Photography and B in Design Technology. He is off to the University of Loughborough to study Industrial Design.
Sam Reynolds is looking to pursue a career in teaching. The student is thrilled to have achieved an A in Religious Studies, A in Psychology and B in Maths. He will be staying in Liverpool to do primary teaching.
Daniel Findell is heading to the University of Lancaster to study English and Creative Writing after receiving an A in English, A in Film Studies and C in Politics.
In addition, BTECs which have consistently been one of the school’s strongest-performing areas in recent years, have once again produced some very high grades despite the introduction of a written exam into this year’s courses.
Principal Stephen Brierley, said: “We’re absolutely delighted so many of our Sixth Formers have done so well. This fantastic set of results hasn’t come about by accident – it is tribute to the students’ hard work, the high quality of teaching here, the commitment and support of our parents, and the outstanding pastoral care we are able to offer at our academy.
“I’d like to pay particular tribute to Geoff Laird, our Director of Sixth Form, who is leaving us for pastures new at the end of this month. What a set of results to go out with!”
Geoff Laird summed up the mood of the school today. He added: “All in all it’s another vintage year for post-16 results here at St Margaret’s. Many congratulations to all our students – we are proud of you!”
Twins Alex and Nathan Sartain can’t hide their delight after receiving brilliant results.
Alex is off to Lancaster University to study Computer Science after achieving a Distinction* in IT, an A in Maths and an A in Further Maths.
His brother is staying in the city and studying Journalism at LJMU. Nathan received an A in Business Studies, an A in English and C in Religious Studies.
Both have exceeded their targets and shown that its aspiration, diligence and hard work that matters.
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We are thrilled that so many students have gained places at their first choice Universities.