Students at The New Sixth are celebrating after their success in the sixth form’s second set of A-Level results

and have already more than matched local and national figures. 94% of A-Level entries achieved A*-E, 42% achieved A*-B.

84% of students achieved at least 3 A*-E passes which is above the local and national figure for 2015 and higher than last year’s figure for the New Sixth.

Among the students who were delighted with their results were:

  • Dylan Palmer-Jorge who achieved three A* grades and is now going on to Warwick University to read Mathematics
  • Head Boy Josiah Jarosz, who achieved two A* and two A grades and is now going on to Cambridge University to read Economics
  • Head Girl Katy Brown who achieved two As and a B and is now going to Exeter University to study Medicine
  • Amanda Tatar who achieved three A grades and is now going to Nottingham University to study Medicine
  • Jonty Craine who achieved two A*s and one A and was offered a place at Durham University to study Chemistry
  • Michael King who achieved one A* and two As and is now going to Leeds University to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Emma Doherty who achieved two A*s and one B and was offered a place at Royal Holloway, University of London, to study Management and Marketing
  • Deputy Head Boy Morgan Pooley who achieved an A*, A, and B and is now going on to Manchester University to study Mathematics
  • Natalie Shinn who achieved two As and a B and is now going on to Surrey University to study Veterinary Science.

The New Sixth is an exciting collaboration between Saint Gregory’s Catholic College and St Mark’s School, Bath opened in September 2013, in collaboration with Clifton Diocese, Bath and Wells Diocese and B&NES Local Authority. Places are available in the sixth form to students from St Gregory’s and St Mark’s. There are also places available to students from other schools.

Raymond Friel, Headteacher of Saint Gregory’s said, “It is a pleasure to see our second cohort of sixth form students do so well in their exams. The students have worked very hard and deserve their excellent results; their teachers and support staff have worked tirelessly to establish our sixth form and support our students so well.”

“What we now see is many of our students gaining places in top universities, including our first Oxbridge student. This gives us all a great deal of confidence in our ability to run an excellent sixth form. It should also give any students thinking of joining us the confidence that they will flourish here in a caring and supportive environment with a commitment to the highest academic standards and excellent advice and guidance for progression to university.”

Barnaby Ash, Headteacher at St Mark’s School, Bath congratulated the students on their achievements adding, “We are delighted for our students and all that they have achieved in their sixth form studies at The New Sixth. They have all attained the results that they needed to secure their university or education setting of choice. The New Sixth provides a high quality sixth form education for all and we look forward to building on these successes to continue to raise the bar for sixth form students in the local area.”

There are some spaces still available for students considering their options for this September. Anyone interested in making an application should contact The New Sixth on 01225 838232 to find out more.

The New Sixth Open Evening will be held on Thursday 20 October 6.00pm – 9.00pm for students considering their choices for September 2017. For further information about courses available at The New Sixth or details on our application process, visit