A Level Results 2018
St Thomas More Catholic School Students Achieve the Best Ever Exam Results
Martin Tissot, Executive Headteacher, said that he and the Governors were delighted at the ‘best ever’ A Level results this year. He said, “These results will propel the school into the top 5% of college performers”.
Initial estimates show a rise in the pass rate with half (50%) of the students achieving A*- B Grades (39% last year). Mark Rowland, Head of School, said that he was particularly pleased with the 99% pass rate at A Level, “This is particularly impressive as A Levels this time around were the new, tougher, revamped linear qualifications”. Dean Saunders, Head of Sixth Form, paid testimony to the hard work of both teachers and students and said that the school’s University preparation programme was clearly very effective. He said that the percentage going on to University at 93% of Year 13 was at an all-time high with 16% of these going to Russell group Universities. Top performers this year were:
Mary Habtes A - Biology, A - Mathematics, A - Geography
Dimitrios Mylonas A - Mathematics, A - Further Maths, A - Physics
Amma Blankson A - Economics, A - Business Studies, B - Maths
Adrian Raymond** A* - Maths, B - Further Maths, B - Physics
**Mr Rowland said that Adrian’s achievement was particularly laudable as he came from a school in the borough that was closed in 2013 - John Loughborough - and consequently had a lot of ground to make up when he joined the school as a Year 10 pupil. In one of his core Mathematics papers, Adrian was in the top few percent of the country securing full (100%) marks.