St. Cuthbert Mayne is very likely to maintain its status as one of the highest achieving schools in the Bay and county, after securing even higher grades than last year, including attaining an excellent 98% A Level pass rate.
“We’re incredibly proud of all our students. They’ve all done so well! Their success is a credit to their focus and hard work. These results are a reflection of their sheer grit and determination as well as the fantastic support and experience of our teaching staff who always go that extra mile for them,” says Peter Brown, Headteacher of St. Cuthbert Mayne, which has built a fantastic reputation for good results and value added – the measure of progress that a student makes from their GCSE grades to their A Levels.
This year, 40% of students at St Cuthbert Mayne, which aims to provide an inspirational learning journey within a Christian context, gained at least one grade A* – B with Shannon Salomone securing a place at Cambridge University to study Law after achieving two A* grades in History and RE in addition to two A grades in Psychology and English Literature.
The entire inaugural cohort of BTEC in Business students at St Cuthbert Mayne are also celebrating after gaining at least three distinctions (an equivalent to 3 A levels) which bodes well for its most recently introduced qualification. After securing 2 Distinction* plus a Distinction in BTEC in Business, students Hannah Torocisk and Millie Noble will be taking up a place on a management scheme with Marks and Spencer and a place at Bournemouth University with a scholarship respectively.
Other notable successes include Robert Fitzgerald who will study Pharmacy at Cardiff University after gaining a Distinction* in Music, A in Biology and two B grades in Chemistry and RE; Ed Harrison who achieved A* in Maths and two grade B’s in Chemistry and Physics; Kate MacPherson-Williams who will be going to Exeter University to study Theology after achieving two A grades in History and RE and a grade B in English Literature; Sian Warren who is off to Bournemouth University to study computer based animation, top in the country for that discipline, after achieving a Distinction* in IT and two grade As in Art and Media Studies; and Verity Pengelly who secured her place at City University to study Child Nursing after achieving her A Levels with grades A to C.
St. Cuthbert Mayne, a joint CofE and Roman Catholic comprehensive with a strong Christian ethos, will be holding its 6th form open event on 13th October at 6:30 pm for prospective parents and students who wish to benefit from its small, friendly, caring 6th form. Providing lively, challenging and engaging classes, good student:teacher ratios, a positive and energetic learning environment and a team ready to invest in their strengths, interests, ambitions and character, it has also proven it can deliver a first class education.