17 August 2023
“We are very proud of our Year 13 students and their achievements at A Level today” commented Mrs Christine Macallister, Headteacher of St Augustine’s Priory, Ealing Catholic independent school for girls. It has been reported that nationally, A Level grades have returned to their 2019 levels, with up to 100,000 fewer top grades being awarded. However, today’s A Level results at St Augustine’s Priory have exceeded their 2018 and 2019 results with 38% of grades being awarded at A* and A.
The school is delighted that their students are looking forward to going to top universities, with their out-going Head Girl off to read History at Cambridge with grades of A*, A* and A and an A* in her EPQ and Deputy Head Girl achieving a coveted place studying Veterinary Medicine at Nottingham University. A wide and diverse range of subjects are being studied at other universities, from Architecture via Biomedicine, Computer Science and Sociology to Veterinary Nursing at universities such as Durham, Central St Martins, Hartpury, Queen Mary and Bath. The school is particularly proud that students who have been instrumental in developing its unique farm will be pursuing courses in veterinary sciences.
In this, the first completely normal year of examinations since 2019, the school achieved all A*s and As in Art and Design, English Literature, Drama, Photography and Geography, with one Year 12 pupil achieving an A* in Mathematics at A Level.
Mrs Macallister added, “We are so pleased to see our young women heading off into the world to make their mark and continue their story. They have been a tremendous year group and an inspiration to the younger girls in the school. These young women have shown that it is possible to come through a pandemic and excel; they are resilient with a love of learning and are now ready to embrace the exciting challenges that await them at university and beyond. Congratulations to them all!”