St John Baptist High School A Level Results

Students at St John Baptist Church in Wales High School are once again celebrating outstanding A level results. Over a quarter of all students achieved A*/A grades the highest the school has ever achieved and over three quarters of students achieved A*-C grades. This is a significant increase in the results from last year. All (100%) students achieved the Level 3 qualification.

Head girl, Hannah Rees has been awarded a place at prestigious Oxford University and will be reading History in St Hilda’s College. She achieved 2A*s and 1A in English Literature, History and Religious Education. This is a wonderful achievement. Hannah said: I am so overwhelmed by my results. I am eternally grateful for the dedicated support that I have received over the 7 years at the school. I am looking forward to the future and pursuing a History degree at Oxford’. 


Head boy, David Anthony attained many A* and A grades in Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Physics and also an AS in Spanish. His hard work has meant that he has secured a place in Imperial College London to read Biochemistry.


Zahraa Khammas achieved the highest grades in Biology, Chemistry and Physics as well as attaining the WBQ and will be studying medicine at Cardiff University.


Holly Davies attained all A*/A grades in English Literature, History, Religious Education and the WBQ and is going to study History at the London School of Economics. She said ‘I am so grateful that my teachers prepared me so well for my examinations’.


Iwan Davies also achieved all A*/A grades in Business Studies, Maths and the WBQ and is going to Cardiff University to study accountancy and financing. Rhiannon Egglestone achieved 3 As in RE, Health and Social Care and the WBQ and will be studying media, journalism and culture in Cardiff University.


Likewise Eve Thomas achieved 3 As in English Literature, History and Religious Education and will be studying English and History at Queen Mary University of London. Owain Edwards achieved 2 As, 1 B and 1 C and is going to Birmingham University to study Computer Science.


Jacob Morris achieved all A*/A grades in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and will be reading theoretical Physics in Bristol University. George Lewis has achieved 2 As in Chemistry and Maths and a B in Maths and is going to York University to study law.


Gareth Parfitt achieved high grades in Business Studies, History and the WBQ and has an apprenticeship with a law firm in Bristol. After the first three years he will be trained to be a paralegal and a qualified solicitor after another 4 years. He said that this would enable him to learn about his chosen career and also for the company to train him in what they need. He will also have opportunities to travel the world.


Yasmin Williams achieved good results in Welsh, Health and Social Care and the WBQ and will study nursing in USW.


Lucy James will be studying film and television at Bristol University after being awarded top grades in History, Art, Religious Education and also the WBQ. She said: ‘I am so happy with the results I have received today and would not have done it without the teachers at St John’s. I am looking forward to the next chapter of my life in Bristol’. Kojo Terrile achieved 3 As in Maths, Business Studies and the WBQ and will be studying accountancy in Nottingham University.


Headteacher, Dr S M Mitchell said ‘I am delighted with our results this year. It is wonderful how many students have achieved the top grades and exceptionally high results. It is a credit to the hard work and commitment of our students who work with great determination to succeed. The students are given excellent support by the talented and dedicated staff at the school. We rigorously track pupil progress and it is lovely to see such happy youngsters looking forward to the next stage of their lives. Many are going to university, including Russell Group universities, and are studying a wide array of courses. Others have apprenticeships and employment to look forward to. On behalf of our whole school community I wish all continued success in the future. We are so proud of all our students – well done to all’.


AS results were also very pleasing with over a third of all students achieving A/B grades. Andrew Naguib and Chanel Roberts were both awarded 3As in Biology, Chemistry and Maths; and Amelia Warren attained 3As in Geography, History and Religious Education. James Doherty, Bethan Jones and Richard Warren were also awarded the highest grades. With improved facilities and continued academic success, the future looks very bright for the students at St John Baptist High School.


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