St Bede’s Catholic School and Byron Sixth Form College Results, 2018
Byron Sixth Form College, part of St Bede’s Catholic School in Peterlee, has once again excelled in their Advanced Level results with one third of the students gaining at least one A Grade and two thirds gaining a grade B or above – an amazing achievement for all involved.
Students are to be congratulated on gaining the best results in the School’s recent history. These results are remarkable and reflect the hard work of students and staff – and the strong support of Byron parents.
This year’s A Level pass rate is an unbeatable 100% with a high grade rate (A*, A and B grades or equivalent) of over 62%. In Vocational subjects 95% of students achieved a Distinction / Distinction * ; an incredible achievement.
Abbie Blakemore, a student at Byron College, wiped the board clean by achieving a grade A in both English Literature and Geography, a Distinction * in Health and Social Care and managed to top this off with an A* in Psychology. Abbie said “I can’t believe it! I spent most of last night stressed and crying but did not see this coming!” Abbie intends to take up a place at Durham University to study Primary School teaching, something she has always dreamed of doing. She also said “My time at Byron College has been amazing; I couldn’t have picked a better place to study.”
Bethany Willis also achieved a hat trick of an amazing three A grades in Biology, Maths and Physics. She intends to study Physics and Astro Physics at Northumbria University. On receiving her results she said “I didn’t expect to achieve that! It’s been hard work but I have really enjoyed my time at Byron – the teachers are always ready to help and give up their time.”
Executive Headteacher Brendan Tapping said “Congratulations to our wonderful Sixth Form students on their excellent results; they have worked extremely hard and deserve this reward, which will see the vast majority gaining their first-choice university offer or other course of training or employment. I am thrilled to see the school continuously move from strength to strength, especially the Sixth Form. On behalf of staff and Governors, I would like to congratulate the students on their achievements, we are all very proud of their success, not just the top scorers but all who have worked so hard to achieve their excellent grades.”
Jacqui Jenkin, Assistant Headteacher in Charge of Sixth Form, commented “Our outgoing sixth form have always been a delightful and studious group of students, who not only performed well academically but have also contributed tremendously to the life and development of the school over their two years. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful school staff for all their work over the past year, they have done so much to support students in their achievement of these excellent results.”