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).
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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