St James Senior Boys have achieved a pleasing set of A Level Results with an A-A* pass rate of 15% an A* - B of 41% and an A* - C pass rate of 66%. The overall pass rate was 95%.

Value added data for these results will be available later in the year.

Particular congratulations to Raiyan Khalil who secured his place at Durham with grades of A*AA; Keshav Hurril AAA, Marco Kong A*AB, Connor Langenberg AAB, Junaid Ali ABB, Justin Grant ABB,  Kaash Cowie BBB, Milan Nathwani BBB and Jay Patel BBB.

Headmaster, David Brazier, said,

‘We value deeply each pupil in our care and these pupils, and their parents, who stay with us and complete their education value greatly the holistic education we provide. These results are due to the pupils’ determination and the hard work of their teachers. I must also mention their excellent form tutors who help them make the transition from GCSE to A Levels in terms of self-study and maturity. These results follow the national pattern and show a fall in comparison to the last two years when lower grade boundaries were in place, and the previous two years of teacher assessed grades. They mark a return to pre-pandemic levels. The Times last Saturday and Sunday ran stories to this effect; stating, ‘It will be the first year since 2019 that children receive “normal” grades, which are expected to show the biggest ever year-on-year fall in top marks.’ Gillian Keegan, the education secretary, said that, ‘teenagers receiving their A-level results must brace themselves for lower grades than last year because universities need to be able to properly distinguish between candidates.’

David Brazier