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13th August 2020

St Brendan’s Sixth Form College is congratulating all of its students on their results today.

The college has the largest cohort of A-level students in the region and today 760 young people have received their results. After an interrupted year of education due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, students marked the end of their sixth form careers gaining the qualifications they have worked so hard for. Students this year were affected by the cancellation of all examinations and have been awarded grades based on their teachers’ assessment. These have been moderated at national level by the awarding bodies supervised by Ofqual.

The majority of our students have progressed onto their chosen destinations in spite of this year’s challenges. So far over 400 students who applied through UCAS have secured their university courses including 3 students who will be taking up their places to study medicine and another 3 who have accepted their Oxbridge offers. 20% of those who have applied to university will be going to Russell Group Universities.

4 students who took part in the Bristol Scholars Programme have successfully achieved a place at Bristol University.

Popular degree choices for the class of 2020 are Law, Criminology, Psychology and Business, with lots of others electing to take on Health related degrees.

15% of students have secured apprenticeships in many different fields including accounting, law, business and engineering. They have gained employment with companies all over the region including Airbus, BT and Atkins.

Marian Curran, Principal at St Brendan’s said

“Congratulations to all our students receiving results today, after experiencing an exceptional situation and challenges that none of us have ever faced before. Nothing should take away from our students’ achievements and we are proud of their fortitude, resilience and determination. I would like to wish all students well as they take their next steps at university, employment or begin their gap year. I look forward to hearing about their future successes. 

I would also like to pay tribute to all staff at the college who taught, supported and cared for our students as we worked from home. The care and attention shown by all teachers when arriving at Centre Assessed Grades for each of our students exemplified the quality, professionalism and dedication of our staff. Whilst there is some concern about the validity of a number of results across the country; no one can underestimate the quality of the students who are leaving us today. Together, our staff and students should take satisfaction in a job well done.”