The College once again celebrated excellent A level results with a 100% pass rate for the eighth consecutive year and 87% 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 51% of the students achieve A*-B in three or more A Levels. Of particular note is that a quarter of Year 13 students achieved three or more A* or A grades each. First amongst these was George G. who attained four A* grades and takes up his place at the University of Leeds to read Mechanical Engineering. Also worthy of particular mention are Max M. with 2 A* and 2 A grades (Maths, Warwick) and last year’s College Captain, William L. who, alongside Jessica D. (Chemistry & Maths, Durham), Sophie M.(Politics & Economics, Bath), Ben S. (Maths, York) and Isaac T. (Biotechnology, Manchester) each attained 3 A* grades. Also in the top grades was William S. with 3 A and 1 B grade (Computer Science, Birmingham) and William E. (English & Philosophy, Leeds), Lucy E. (Neuroscience, Bristol) and Alex G. (Business Economics, Loughborough) who all achieved 2 A* and 1 A grade. Thomas B. (History, Cambridge), Eve J. (History & Politics, Nottingham), Andrew P. (Computer Science, Loughborough), Aniella R. (Natural Sciences, Durham) and Zack T. (Computer Science, Durham) each attained 1 A* & 2 A grades. A good number more students achieved at least grades AAA or equivalent 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. With the much publicised return to ‘pre-pandemic’ grading, our students’ results have bucked this trend and are better than those of 2019. 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 on the 17th November.”
Salesian College parents, boys and teachers were extremely proud and excited to receive some outstanding GCSE results 24 August 2023. This cohort have faced a disrupted secondary school experience and much has been written in the national press about the lower grades awarded this summer with a return to ‘pre-pandemic’ grading. Students at Salesian College have, however, surpassed previous levels of attainment with 80% of students achieving grades 9-7.
97.2% of students achieved at least ten grades 9-4 each including English and Maths!
87% of all grades were 5-9
70% of all grades were 6-9
The top performing student this year was Dami A. achieved the perfect score of 10 top grades (10x9). Close behind were Dhruv D. with 9x9 and 1x8 grades and Surya R. (7x9,3x8) and Rohan M. (7x9,3x8,1x7). Charles P. (6x9,5x8) and George J. (7x9,2x8,1x6), Alberto C. (5x9,3x8,2x7), Charles E. (4x9,4x8,2x7), Archie E. (4x9,3x8,3x7) and Hugo M. (4x9,3x8,3x7) completed the ‘top ten’ students who only reflect the pinnacle of the 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, a great credit to the boys and staff who have worked so hard in partnership together. At a time when grades have been harder to achieve across the board we are very happy to have again maintained excellent results. 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.
'Entry data indicate that almost all pupils have an ability above others taking similar tests nationally'
ISI Report 2022