A day of A-mazing success at St Francis Xavier’s College

Students from St Francis Xavier’s College have secured a host of impressive and well-deserved grades, and will be able to celebrate their outstanding achievements knowing they are moving on to some of the country’s best universities and apprenticeships.

Six students, for example, secured an impressive 18 A*s or A’s between them. Christian Hardy – University of Manchester to study Dentistry, Sean Nilsen University of Nottingham to study Pharmacy, Richu Suresh University of Liverpool to study Computer Science, Thusan Kanthanathan University of Manchester to study  Mechanical Engineering, Sean McCrystal University of Manchester to study Chemical Engineering and Kieran Rodgers University of Leeds to study Business Management.

This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards. The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic.

David Hayes, Headteacher, said: “We cannot shy away from the fact that the last 18 months have been so difficult for these students. These exams are challenging enough at the best of times, without the uncertainty of lockdowns and the constant possibility of self-isolation.”

“What has been incredible, however, is how our students and staff have come together to support one another to achieve some incredibly impressive, and well-deserved, grades.”

“What I think we should all take a huge amount of pride in is that these young people are leaving us with the confidence, attributes and resilience to really shine in the future.”

“On behalf of all the staff and the wider SFX community, I wish each and every one of these young people a very exciting future full of happiness and success.”