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St Brendan’s Sixth Form College is celebrating tremendous success, as their A level and BTEC results are published this year. Even with the disruption to education over the last couple of years, students there have managed to achieve a pass rate of 97% including 857 high grade passes.

59% of grades achieved by students taking Level 3 BTEC and Applied General courses were either Distinction or Distinction* (Star) which is the highest grade possible; and over 20% of this year’s cohort achieved high grades across all of their subjects (A-levels &/or BTECs).

Most students at St Brendan’s have progressed onto their chosen destinations in spite of the difficulties they have faced. Over 500 students applied through UCAS this year and the majority will be going to their first choice University.  Amongst these are 6 students who will be taking up their places to study Medicine or Veterinary Medicine.

3 students successfully took part in the Bristol Scholars Scheme and have achieved a place at the University of Bristol. They will be studying for degrees in Law, Medicine and Business Management.

Jamie (pictured) is amongst the college’s high achievers. He secured three A* grades in Computer Science, Maths and Further Maths and an A in Physics and will now be going on to take up a place at the University of Oxford to study Computer Science.

Jessica (pictured) achieved four A grades in Biology, Maths, Music and EPQ and will now be going to Leeds Conservatoire to study Music.

Popular degree choices for the class of 2022 are Law, Criminology and Health & Social Care, with lots of others electing to take Science related degrees.

A record number of students have secured apprenticeships in many different fields including accounting, law, business and engineering. They will be taking up employment with companies all over the region including Rolls-Royce, Grant Thornton, NHS, Ministry of Defence and BT.

Marian Curran, Principal at St Brendan’s said

 “Congratulations to all our students who are receiving their results today.  We are delighted with their successes.  Considering the journey over the last two years, I am pleased that so many of our students are progressing to their first choice university courses with such excellent BTEC and A-level grades.  There is much cause for celebration today and that is simply due to the hard work and dedication of our excellent students and staff.  I am extremely proud of our students’ achievements and their fortitude, resilience and determination. I would like to wish all students well as they take up their next steps at university, in apprenticeships and employment or as they begin their gap year. We look forward to hearing about their future successes. “