Despite the unique and challenging conditions that the students have faced this year, Salesian College students have achieved excellent A level results this summer. However, one must not lose sight of the fact that the grades awarded represent the hard work of all the young men and women of this College, if not in a terminal examination, but more importantly in all that they have done over the last two years. The teacher assessments are based upon the detailed studies and achievements of the students in the period before the suspension of the examinations.
The College once again celebrated excellent A Level results with a 100% pass rate for the fifth consecutive year and 90% of grades awarded in the A*-C range. The academic achievement of the students’ further builds on the enviable reputation that the College enjoys as one of the highest achieving co-educational sixth form providers in Hampshire.
This summer’s Year 13 cohort saw 71% of the students achieve A*-B in three or more A Levels. Of particular note is that over 30% of students achieved three or more A* or A grades each. First amongst these was Joseph R. who attained four A* grades. Joseph will go onto the University of Warwick to read Engineering. Also worthy of particular mention are Lukas B. (Philosophy & Politics, Exeter), Scott M. (Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics & Economics, Southampton) and Lucy P. (History, Exeter) who each attained 3 A* grades. Also in the top grades were Cheska D-P. (Applied Psychology, Exeter), Benjamin V. (Natural Sciences, Bath) and Miranda W. (Neuroscience, Bristol) who each attained 2 A* & 1 A grades. Stefan C. (Marketing & Management, Loughborough), Isabella D. (International Management & Spanish, Bath), Isabelle F. (Philosophy & English, Southampton), Andrew M. (Economics, Warwick), Rebecca M. (Marketing & Management, Exeter), Bethany P. (Engineering, Exeter) and Edward R. (Business Management, Exeter) each attained 1A* and 2A grades. Additionally, a good number of students achieved at least grades AAA and all of these, along with the vast majority of their colleagues, will be taking up places at an impressive range of top universities this autumn.
The Headmaster, Mr Gerard Owens, congratulated students on their achievements, “Salesian College is proud to have a Sixth Form which provides a wide range of opportunities alongside the achievement of outstanding academic results. I congratulate all our young men and women who have added so much to the life of the College. Whilst we rightly congratulate our students who have attained the top grades, it is equally important to celebrate the achievements of all of the students who have worked so hard to maximise their potential and meet their respective university offers. I thank the staff for all their hard work and commitment to student success. I wish all of our leaving students the very best of luck as they progress to university and I look forward to seeing them back on Prize Night, Coronavirus permitting on the 14th November.”
Salesian College parents, boys and teachers were extremely proud and excited to receive outstanding GCSE results on Thursday 20 August 2020. This year has been very difficult for all concerned with public examinations and much has been written in the national press about the challenges faced by both students and teachers. There has been a degree of moderation from the examination boards, which has led to some results being uplifted from the teacher assessed grades, but generally the results represent the professional judgement of the teachers of the College based on their knowledge of the boys and their ability. These grades represent the hard work of all the young men of this College, if not in a terminal examination, but more importantly in all that they have done over their GCSE years. The teacher assessments are based upon the studies and achievements of the boys in the period before the suspension of the examinations.
Students at Salesian College have surpassed previous levels of attainment with 89.2% of students achieving grades 9-7.
Equally outstanding was that 100% of the boys in Year 11 achieved at least ten grades 9-4 including English and Maths.
18 students attained at least 10 grades 9-7.
37 students attained at least 10 grades 9-6.
The top performing students this year were Subigya R. (9x 9,1x7) and Darpan S. (8x9, 2x8) followed by Kyle B. (7x9, 2x8, 1x7), Alexandre G. (6x9, 3x8, 1x7), Robby J. (7x9, 1x8, 2x7), Oluwadaradara A. (5x9, 4x8, 1x7), Frederick B. (5x9, 4x8, 1x7), Wilfred B. (5x9, 4x8, 1x7, 1xB), Edouard H. (6x9, 3x8, 1x6), Rui P. (4x9, 6x8), Rory W. (6x9, 2x8, 2x7),Toby R. (4x9, 5x8, 1x7, 1x5), Jack B. (4x9, 5x8, 1x6), Daniel G. (4x9, 5x8, 1x7) and Alexander T. (4x9, 4x8, 2x7).These top fifteen students only reflect the pinnacle of the excellent work of all of those students who have done very well and who should be very pleased and proud of their achievements.
Mr Gerard Owens, Headmaster commented “The GCSE results achieved by all the boys in Year 11 at Salesian College are, once again, nationally outstanding and a great credit to the boys and staff who have worked so hard in partnership together. At a time of change and, in some quarters, uncertainty with the GCSE qualification, we are very happy to have again maintained excellent results with even more students achieving the top grades than last year. Parents are naturally delighted and the College is very proud that a year group and individuals who have achieved so well in sport, cultural events and many aspects of school life have now achieved such brilliant GCSE results. These follow the excellent pass rate at A Level achieved at Salesian College last week. I wish to thank both the students and staff of the College for their commitment to the education provided at this College particularly during the difficult times of lockdown.
We look forward to welcoming the boys back into the Co-educational Sixth Form where they can look forward with confidence to their A Level studies and preparation for University and later life.”