A Level results: St Richard’s students excel in early exam

Every Year 11 student who took the AS philosophy and ethics exam early passed at St Richard's Catholic College SUS-160818-101640001
Every Year 11 student who took the AS philosophy and ethics exam early passed at St Richard's Catholic College SUS-160818-101640001

Every St Richard’s Catholic College student taking the AS philosophy and ethics exam a year early passed with many achieving the highest grades.

Anxious pupils across 1066 country are receiving their A Level results today (Thursday, August 18).

Every Year 11 student who took the AS philosophy and ethics exam early passed at St Richard's Catholic College SUS-160818-101629001

Every Year 11 student who took the AS philosophy and ethics exam early passed at St Richard's Catholic College SUS-160818-101629001

All 27 students passed with nearly 40 per cent achieving an A grade despite taking the exam a year early and sitting GCSE exams in eleven other subjects.

More than 80 per cent of the pupils achieved an A or B grade.

The early entry option for the more-able pupils was introduced three years ago and involves pupils completing their RE GCSE in Year 10 allowing them to study for the AS in Year 11.

Vice-principal Peter Byrne said: “We are all extremely proud of what these pupils have achieved.

“Completing an AS qualification a year early, while studying eleven other subjects and with less curriculum time than they would have at college is quite remarkable and demonstrates the pupils’ hard work and commitment.”

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