A Level students were celebrating when they realised their hard work had been rewarded with some outstanding results. The sixth formers at Sacred Heart Catholic High School achieved impressive grades, with one student receiving four A*s and many attaining combinations of A*s and As to secure places at prestigious universities across the country.
Clare Aspray, who was awarded four A*s, will now read Theology and Religion at Jesus College, Cambridge. “I am so so happy with my results,” she said. “It’s incredible – and a bit of a relief too!”
She follows in the footsteps of her two older sisters, who also attended Sacred Heart. “I’ve really loved it, and my sisters did too – we’ve all been there,” she continued. “I have to say how wonderful the teachers at Sacred Heart have been. All my teachers have been just so supportive and wonderful.”
Other high achievers at the school, a member of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust, include Samira Banna, with two A*s and an A, and Anne Price, who received A*AA. “I’m really pleased I did so well,” said Samira, who will study Chemistry at Manchester. “I was really surprised – but the reason is that I had such good teachers.”
“It was so good at Sacred Heart,” agreed Anne, who will be studying medicine at Newcastle. “All the staff were so supportive – it’s been such a smooth experience. But I didn’t expect to do as well as I did. It was just pure shock!”
The school also had great success with its vocational courses, with many achieving the highest Distinction* grade, and students winning apprenticeships with Hatrick, Newcastle United, Accenture, Dental Nursing and Project Choice.
“The results this year are exceptionally good and are testament to the commitment of our girls and the teachers who taught them,” said Head Teacher Suzanne Howell.
“Huge congratulations to all of our Year 13 students, who have shown incredible resilience, working so hard over the past two years. As a year group, you were unable to sit your GCSE examinations in 2021, and so this summer’s exams are the first external assessments you have ever taken, which makes your achievements ever more special. You are all exceptional, inspiring, and talented young women, and we couldn’t be more pleased or proud of you.”
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