A-Levels: St Mary’s College

A-Levels: St Mary’s College

HIGH-FLIERS, St Mary’s College youngsters jump for joy

STRAIGHT As STUDENT Dawn Pickavance of St Mary’s College

BRIGHT Nick Howley is off to Oxford University

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

St Mary’s College in Blackburn posted a 99.5 per cent pass-rate in A-Levels, which included 55 A*s.

Overall, 44 St. Mary’s students came away with at least 3 grade As in A Level/Vocational qualifications.

Kevin McMahon, principal of St. Mary’s, said, "The results across the board - at A Level, the International Baccalaureate and in Vocationals subjects - are very pleasing indeed. "They have been very well deserved, and reflect a tremendous amount of hard work by students and staff at St Mary's. "At a time when there is such national concern about young people, it is worth celebrating the dedication and commitment which has led to such success. "They have shown that they are prepared to make a tremendous effort to achieve."

One of East Lancashire’s top performing A-Level students has left St Mary's College with four of the highest grades possible.

Nick Howley, 18, from Padiham, said he was both happy and relieved when he discovered he gained four A*s.

And the St Mary’s College, Blackburn, student who studied mathematics, English, history and music has accepted his place at New College, Oxford to study philosophy, politics and economics.

He said although his predicted grades had included A*s he did not expect a clean sweep.

The former St Augustine’s RC High School, Billington, pupil said: “I didn’t expect to get all A*s. I was really pleased and really relieved.

“My predicted grades were high but not four A*s.

“I wanted to get the best that I could.

“I worked really hard, I worked flat out for three to four weeks and was revising all day every day.

“When I sat the exams I thought they were going alright so I must have been doing something right.

“My parents are over the moon with the results and my friends keep asking how I got them.”

Other high achievers include Nick Howley, who gained four A*s to win a place at New College, Oxford to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Dawn Pickavance achieved two A*s and a further three grade As. She is going to Manchester University to read Physics.

Anna Harvey and Matthew Twomey also achieved three A*grades each.

Rebecca Shorrock also achieved outstanding results gaining a treble distinction, which is the equivalent of three grade As, in extended sports studies plus another two grade As at A-level.

Results

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