St Bonaventure’s 6th Form students achieve best ever Post-16 Results

St Bonaventure’s Sixth Form has once again achieved academic excellence with their best ever set of Post-16 exam results, even higher than the last two years of teacher assessed grades.

Headteacher, Chris McCormack said, “The jump from GCSEs to Post-16 is not an easy one, especially whilst studying through a pandemic. But with our 6th Formers’ intense focus on their studies and their commitment to achieving their goals, they have secured themselves a brilliant set of results. We are so proud of them and wish them the very best of luck in their future endeavours.”

St Bonaventure’s has achieved 33% A*-A grades, 67% A*-B grades, 90% A*-C grades, 100% A*-E grades. This places St Bonaventure’s Sixth Form in the top 10% of schools in the country. The school has continued to build improvement year on year within the 6th Form and these results reflect that.

Alongside our best ever Science results across all the three disciplines, Biology stood out with 64% of students achieving A*-B, and there were outstanding results in the Humanities including Politics with 64.3% A*-A, Religious Studies with 66.7% A*-A, and Economics with 82.4% A*-B. In BTEC Sport 100% of students achieved at least Distinctions with many Distinctions starred.

Nearly half of our students will be joining Russell Group Universities, and Aaron Lardi-Boakye has secured his place at Cambridge to study Land Economy after receiving A*, A, A grades. A number of students have also elected to undertake degree apprenticeships including those at Morgan Stanley, Accenture & IBM.

Student highlights include Manuel Leye-Huerta who got 3 A*s and an A and will be going to Imperial College London to study Mathematics and Haseeb Rauf got 3 A*s and will be going to Bristol University to study Law. Muhammad Kausar Ahmed, Kobi Concepcion, Kazi Amani Hussain, Kaliyah Ogun, Ethan Suppaya-Palomino all got 2 A*s and 1 A. 

Cambridge-bound Aaron said, “I am absolutely ecstatic. I can’t believe it. None of this would have been possible without the school. The community, the academic approach, the support – it is truly amazing.”

Ethan said, “I’m feeling overwhelmed, but relieved. I am excited about going off to UCL to study Philosophy. I am so incredibly grateful for everything the school has done for me over the last seven years.”

Elsie Mowles, who is off to Southampton to study English, said, “I am absolutely over the moon with my results – it was such a good surprise! I worked hard, and it has paid off. I can’t say thank you enough to my teachers. They have been amazing.”

Farhana Begum said, “I’m feeling so happy. I’m going to Warwick to study International Relations and Politics after getting AAC in my results. I’m so glad I came to St Bon’s – I wouldn’t have done it without the support of the school and teachers.”

Amani Hussain, who is taking up a 4 year apprenticeship at Morgan Stanley, said, “There are no words to describe this feeling. I got 2 A*s and an A. I had a massive support system here at St Bonaventure’s and I am incredibly grateful.”

Director of Sixth Form, Mr Templeman, said “I am so proud of our Year 13s for their discipline and drive to succeed; it has all paid off. Students arrive with a wide range of GCSE grades and with the pastoral care that is offered here, they thrive and feel supported throughout their 6th Form journey. As ever it allows them to fulfil their potential and make the most of their two years with us. I know they will all go off to achieve amazing things. Although in some ways this is the end of their journey here at St Bon’s, they will always be a part of our family and legacy. I wish them all the best and we hope that they come back and visit us soon!”