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Record High Grades: A Level Results 2018

It is celebration time here at Cardinal Newman as the College welcomes this year’s A Level results. Not only are we celebrating a 100% A Level pass rate, but also an impressive 77% of Advanced Level students have achieved high grades at BTEC and A Level – one of our best records to date, with a phenomenal one in three students achieving either an A* or A grade at A Level.

But it is not just the A Level students who are celebrating! Our BTEC students have also done fantastically well, with 100% pass rate and 100% high grades in 30 Level 3 BTEC courses, which means that they not only passed, but passed with flying colours!

But the success doesn’t stop there! Each year a number of the College’s students go on to secure places at the most highly sought after and competitive universities in the country, including Oxford and Cambridge. This year 13 students were offered places at the prestigious institutions, this can be put down, in part, to the College’s HE* Programme, which is run in conjunction with Cambridge University’s HE+ scheme. As the Cambridge University Hub for Lancashire, Cardinal Newman students are at the front of the queue when it comes to receiving the best advice, guidance, support and preparation when applying to not just Oxbridge but also to other Russell Group universities. Which, along with the hard work and dedication of the students, is one of the reasons why the success rates for students gaining places at these institutions is so high.

This all comes as the icing on the cake, as the College was named as the Highest Performing Sixth Form College nationally based on progress or ‘value added’ in the Department for Education’s league tables in January. This means that not only are our students achieving amazing results, they are making outstanding progress during their time here too!

Cardinal Newman College Principal, Nick Burnham said: “Each year I am blown away by the results achieved by our students. It is the combination of hard work, determination and dedication from not only the students themselves, but also our fantastic staff, who always go the extra mile to support our diverse range of students. Congratulations to one and all, you really do deserve to celebrate your fantastic achievements!”


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