College News

Walk for Sean - 19 September 2021

Over the last 5 years, many thousands of pounds have been raised through the successful "Walk for Sean" (WFS) campaigns. The WFS will be a 5km walk at Sean Devereux Park, Yateley, on 19 September, starting at 1pm. The day will feature the WALK, and there will also be a BBQ, bouncy castle, bar and refreshments. It is a fun day for all ages. More information about registration can be found here = https://www.seandevereux.org.uk/read-me

Sean was a former Salesian Head Boy who died coming to the aid of children in Africa. 

GCSE Results 2021

Salesian College parents, boys and teachers were extremely proud and excited to receive outstanding GCSE results on Thursday morning 12 August 2021.  This year been very difficult for all concerned with public exams and much has been written in the national press about the challenges facing both students and teachers. Students at Salesian College have, however, surpassed previous levels of attainment with 91% 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 each!  

24% of students attained at least 10 grades 9-7 

50% of students attained at least 10 grades 9-6 

The top performing students this year were Laith A. and William L. who both achieved the perfect score of 10 top grades (10x 9), George G. and Isaac T. both attained 9x9 & 1x8 closely followed by William S. (9x9 & 1x7), Darren T. (8x9, 2x8), William C. (7x9, 3x8), Thomas B. and Aardasa R. (6x9 & 4x8), Sam B. (5x9 & 5x8), Alexander G. (7x9, 1x8 & 2x7) and Nathan W. (5x9, 4x8 & 1x7). These top 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 great disruption and uncertainty with the GCSE qualification over the last two years, we are very happy to have again maintained excellent results with even more students achieving the top grades than last year. These grades represent a great deal of hard work and commitment from staff and students against the background of the largest disruption in education since the second world war. 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 earlier this week.  

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.”

A Level Results 2021

The College once again celebrated excellent A Level results with a 100% pass rate for the sixth consecutive year and 95% 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 80% of the students achieve A*-B in three or more A Levels.  Of particular note is that over 32% of Year 13 students achieved three or more A* or A grades each.  First amongst these was Thomas W. who attained four A* grades. Thomas will go on to Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge to read Natural Sciences. Also worthy of particular mention are Edward P. (Mathematics & Computer Science, Birmingham) who attained 2 A* & 2A grades.  Emma C. (Geography, Bristol), Theo R. (History, Durham), Christian T. (Philosophy & History, Exeter) and Charlotte W. (Modern & Medieval Languages, Churchill College, Cambridge) who each attained 3 A* grades. Also in the top grades were Daniel B. (Economics, Leeds), Charlie B. (Philosophy & Politics, Edinburgh), Kieran H. (Economics, Nottingham), Jamie O. (Politics, Philosophy & Economics, Corpus Christi College, Oxford) and James R. (History, King’s College, London) who each attained 2 A* & 1 A grades. Claudia B. (Human Biology, Birmingham) and Henry C-J. (Politics, Philosophy & Economics, Exeter) both attained 2A* and 1B grades. A good number more 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. These results are the product of very hard work under the most unique of circumstances over the last two years. The efforts to succeed exhibited by both staff and students during periods of uncertainty and lockdown has been a real keystone of Salesian life during the time of the pandemic. 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 12th November.”