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Fantastic A Level Results 2022

Students at St Aidan’s and St John Fisher Associated Sixth Form have been celebrating collecting their A Level results today.

The Sixth Form’s leaders have praised the ‘remarkable’ way the students performed in their first formal exams, with their university places and other career plans on the line.

St Aidan’s Director of Sixth Form Chris Kidman said:

“There can be no denying that this year was full of unknowns for our students. Not only is it the first set of results based on examination performance since the pandemic, but these students also didn’t get the opportunity to sit their GCSEs in the typical way two years ago. This was their first full and formal exam experience. Despite all of that, our students have performed remarkably. Their collective results stand shoulder-to-shoulder with outcomes achieved last year – despite a national picture that has seen results drop slightly.  Most impressively the percentage of students attaining an A* - B grade has increased to 67%, higher even than that achieved under teacher assessed grades in 2021.”

Jon Sharpe, St John Fisher’s Director of Sixth Form, said there was a ‘buzz’ as students collected their results this morning:

“What is most exciting is where these results will take our students. This was our first results day in person since 2019, and I think it would be fair to say that we all loved listening to the buzz of excitement as students talked about their next steps.

It is amazing to hear that so many will be heading off to the leading universities to study some incredible subjects.  What we shouldn’t forget, however, is that every student has a story. They have worked tirelessly over the last couple of very difficult years, and they deserve their success.

They have achieved outstanding academic results, but they are impressive young people who we know will make a positive impact on the world.  It would also be wrong not to acknowledge not just our dedicated staff but also parents, carers, and wider family.

This has been a real team effort.”