‘Immense pride’ at St Brendan’s

MORE than 450 students from St Brendan’s Sixth Form College are preparing to go to university after receiving their A-level results.

The college in Brislington has more A-level students than any other in the region, and 716 candidates sat exams this year.

A spokesperson said more than 95% of students received an A to E grade, with 17% achieving high A-levels or BTEC grades across all of their subjects and 55% of grades at Level 3 BTEC and Applied General courses being either top distinction* or distinction.

The majority of those who applied for degree courses will be going to their first choice university.

Among them is Rosie Moorhouse, from Emersons Green, who will study history at Cambridge University after achieving two A* and two A grades.

The college says more students than ever before have secured apprenticeships in fields including accounting, law, business, computing and engineering, joining companies across the region including PwC, Burges Salmon, the NHS, Ministry of Defence, Thatchers Cider and Grant Thornton.

George Loomes, from Emersons Green, who will start a business management degree apprenticeship in September. The former Downend School pupil achieved A, B and C grades after studying economics, business and history at St Brendan’s.

Among the other high achievers were former Downend School pupils Lily Coleman, who will study an art foundation degree at SGS after achieving two Bs and a C, Megan Price (A, C, D) who will study environmental science at Cardiff University, Holly Thorpe (3A*) who will study psychology at Cardiff and Lucy Harper (A, B, C) who will study law at UWE.

Principal Marian Curran said: “I am immensely proud of each and every one of our students for their outstanding achievements.Their hard work, determination, and unwavering spirit have resulted in exceptional results.

“They have not only excelled academically but here at St Brendan’s they have also become well-rounded individuals, ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

“I would also like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated staff for their tireless efforts in shaping the future of our students.

The success of our students is a true reflection of the collective commitment of our entire college community.”