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Cardinal Newman College smash national average this results day

Students and staff at Cardinal Newman are celebrating once again, as this year’s results are announced, and we couldn’t be prouder of how well our students have done.

These exceptional results really are the icing on the cake for the College, after being graded as Ofsted Outstanding again in February 2023.

Results were strong across the board, with 72% of students achieving A* – B at advanced level. This means that 7 out of 10 Newman students achieved A*-B in their Level 3 studies with us. The national picture shows that the average grades for all A-Levels at A* – C is 75.4%. Our results also show that we have smashed the national average with our students achieving a staggering 90% A*-C.

We are also delighted with the results for our Science and Maths subjects, in particular Maths, where 88% of our A-Level Maths students achieved grades A* – B compared to 62% nationally.

In reality, what this means is that if you chose Cardinal Newman for your post 16 education, your chances of success are fantastic. It’s important to us that our students feel happy, supported and are enjoying their studies. If they are happy and enjoying their work, they will achieve much better grades as a result.

It is this approach that the College lives by, with a whole range of additional opportunities available to our students. This includes a fantastic pastoral programme, delivered by our Achievement Tutors, the HE* Programme, designed to stretch and challenge our most able students and help them achieve their aspirations. We also offer of an extensive enrichment programme including trips and visits both in the UK and abroad, which allows our students to enhance their classroom experiences with engaging activities whilst seeing the world. We also have a fantastic range of support systems in place, from our counselling team to the Equality and Diversity team and Health and Wellbeing team, all of whom are in place to ensure students have the skills they need to look after their well-being not just whilst they are at Newman, but for their whole lives.

Speaking about the latest results, Principal Nick Burnham said: “This years’ results are fantastic and complete a brilliant year for the college following our Ofsted Outstanding judgment. I am so proud of how well our students have done. These results, as ever, are a testament to the hard work that they put into their studies, as well as the dedication of our unbelievably talented staff.”


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