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A Level (GCE) success 2012
Students at the College are celebrating their A Level results after another year of impressive achievement! 50% of all entries gained the top grades (A*-B) with an overall 98% pass rate (grades A-E), similar to the high standards of recent years. 96% of all students achieved 3 or more GCE (A level) passes. 11% of all entries achieved the A* grade, or BTEC equivalent, awarded to the highest-performing students.
There were many outstanding individual performances with 10% of candidates achieving 3 A grades or better. Kieran Ryan, from Wallasey, achieved 4A* grades and will read Mathematics at Imperial College, London, whilst Patrick Hesketh, from Claughton, achieved 3A*s and will study Dentistry at Newcastle University. Alex Wilson, from Bromborough, who had already gained a prestigious Arkwright Scholarship, gained 2A*s & 1 A grade and is off to Hertford College, Oxford University, to read Engineering. Head Boy Nick Whieldon, from Hoylake, balanced his studies and responsibilities to secure a place to read Mathematics at Bath University with 2 A*s & 1A.
Headmaster Simon Duggan declared that he and his staff were delighted by their students’ success. “Kieran, Patrick, Alex, Nick and their friends thoroughly deserve their impressive results. They have been model students and exemplary Anselmians. This has been one of our best Upper 6th groups of recent years, many of whom blossomed in our 6th Form. They made an excellent contribution to the extra-curricular life of the College, including in Sport, Music and through their support and fundraising for our twin school in Sierra Leone. These students were strong role models for younger students and excellent ambassadors for the College.”