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A Level Results


The Cathedral School has achieved its strongest A Level results since establishing its sixth form in 2013, with its students achieving 58% of all grades at A* and 87% at A*/A, with 98% of university applicants gaining a place at their first choice university.

The most common grade was A* with more than a quarter of the cohort achieving 3A* grades and more than two thirds attaining exclusively A*/A grades. At AS Level, 75% of grades were A.

Among those achieving the highest possible results, Eddie K and Ollie R will read Medicine at Merton and New College, Oxford respectively, while Clara P will study Languages at Somerville College, Oxford and has a Choral Award to Queen’s College. Tasie R will also study Languages at Jesus College, Cambridge and Sarah K will read Engineering at St John’s College, Cambridge and has also been awarded a Choral Scholarship.

On news of her results, former Canon’s Scholar and Student Leader, Sarah K said: “I’m so happy! It’s such a relief after so much waiting since the exams. I’m so grateful to all of my teachers for the support and it was really nice to have been able to build up the rapport with them over the years that I have been at the School. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without them.”

Other top performers achieving all A* grades include Head of School, Ashley T who will study Law at Bristol; Academic & Music Scholars, Kimberli C-D and Rhian L who will read English Literature at Cardiff and Economics at Birmingham respectively and Co-Cricket Captain, Avaneesh S who will read Computer Science at Warwick.

A number of students in the Class of 2023 are the last in their family to leave The Cathedral School and include Clara P and Rhian L who along with their siblings have achieved all A*/A in the Sixth Form.

Accompanying Eddie and Ollie to read Medicine next term are: Academic Scholar, Anika M at Liverpool, Co-Cricket Captain, Aryan S at Cardiff, Faris A at St Mary’s and Zain A at King’s College London, while former Canon’s Scholar Cathy R will study Veterinary Medicine and Science at Surrey and Football Captain, Billy G will study Veterinary Science at Bristol.

Cate V, who achieved A*A*A and took the lead role in this year’s Senior production of Made in Dagenham has accepted a place to study Art History at Sussex and Music Scholar, Nate R who was awarded A*A*B will go on to study Computer Games Programming at the University of Gloucestershire. Hockey Captain and Welsh Hockey player, Lucy H secured A*A*A and will study Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences at Birmingham.

Head of the Cathedral School, Mrs Clare Sherwood said: “We are incredibly proud of this year’s A Level cohort and delighted that they have achieved such wonderful results, bucking the UK national trend. The Class of 2023 has embraced all opportunities that have come their way: they are vibrant, tenacious, and caring. These excellent results are a real tribute to their desire to rise to any challenge.

“Once again, the results are very strong across a wide range of subjects with ten subjects achieving 100% A*/A grades - Art, Computer Science, Economics, French, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Psychology and Spanish.

“Our sixth form was established ten years ago, and these are our strongest ever results. Excellent teaching and learning underpins everything we do as a school and these results reflect the support and guidance from our talented and hard-working teaching staff.”

The Cathedral School Sixth Form offers excellent facilities and teaching, combined with outstanding pastoral care, small classes and a breadth of co-curricular opportunities, especially in music, sport and the arts.

Please visit us on one of our Open Days to see what makes the Cathedral School such a dynamic and high achieving place of learning. Our Whole School Open Morning (Nursery to Sixth Form) takes place on Saturday 7th October, followed by a Sixth Form Options Evening on Thursday 12th October. To book a place, please visit www.cathedral-school.co.uk/opendays

For further information, visit www.cathedral-school.co.uk or contact the Registrar Ms Deborah Whitehouse on 029 2083 8504 or registrar@cathedral-school.co.uk

A Level Results 2023

  A* A B C Other
Art 2        
Biology 14 4  1  1  
Business Studies 5 5    
Chemistry 8 6      1
Computer Science  2  1      
Design Technology       1 1
Drama 1 1  3 1  
Economics 10 4      
English Literature 5 2 1    
French 1      
Further Mathematics 3  1      
Geography 8 5  1    
German 1     1  
History 6 5  1  1  
Latin 1        
Mathematics 22  2      
Music 3 1      
Physical Education    2  2  1
Physics 8 7      
Politics 2 3 1  1  
Psychology 6 3      
Religious Studies 3 2   1  1
Spanish 2