Sixth-formers at Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School in Coventry achieved a stellar set of A-level results this year – with two achieving places at Oxford University.
The school, which is part of the Romero Catholic Academy, achieved the highest proportion of A* to A grades ever, with eight departments in the school achieving 100 per cent A* to C grades.
Not only that, 100 per cent of all vocational students at Cardinal Wiseman achieved a pass, with 70 per cent earning either a distinction or merit.
Franceska Tchapdeu and Daisy Meade did especially well, with both earning places at Oxford.
Franceska is going on to study Medicine at Oxford after receiving three A*s in Maths, Chemistry and Biology. She admitted she only slept a few hours the night before receiving her results because of how nervous she was.
She said: “I’m honestly overwhelmed with my results – I don’t know how I got an A* in Maths because the exam this year was so hard.
“I’m so proud and I have to thank everyone at Cardinal Wiseman for believing in me and encouraging me to succeed.”
And Daisy will go onto study Economics and Management after achieving an A* in English, and two As in Maths and Economics.
She said: “This is fantastic – I didn’t expect this at all. I’m so happy I got what I needed to get into Oxford.
“I’ve been at Cardinal Wiseman since Year Seven, and they’ve pushed me every step of the way. They’ve been so supportive and I couldn’t have done it without them.”
Other high achievers included Sameera Mahalekame, who will study Medicine at the University of East Anglia after getting three As, and Charlie Bissue, who was ‘ecstatic’ at earning three distinctions in his IT, Business and Sport BTECs.
Principal of Cardinal Wiseman Tom Leverage congratulated all the students on their results and said it was the culmination of years of hard work.
He added: “Our students have picked up excellent results this year right across the board, from our students who have taken traditional A-levels through to students who have taken vocational courses.
“I am especially pleased for Franceska and Daisy. Over the last two years we have developed a very successful Oxbridge programme where we support our students to get into top universities like Oxford and Cambridge so it’s lovely to see their hard work has paid off.
“We have invested in more specialist sixth form staff as our sixth form has grown. This investment has helped us to get to where we are, and it will allow us to take on more students in September, as well as offering more chances for apprenticeships.
“Our students should be very proud of what they’ve achieved, and we wish all of them the very best as they leave Cardinal Wiseman.”