Tuesday 23rd May 2017

A Level Results Day Success!

We are very pleased with our A level results yet again this year. An impressive number of Cardinal Heenan High School students secured very good grades and have now gone on to follow their chosen courses at university.

An impressive 56% of our Year 13 students achieved at least B grades at A level and all our A level students secured at least a pass grade.

Special mention needs to go to the following:

  • John-James Brown, who secured A grades in History, Philosophy and Psychology;
  • Shaun McCormick, who achieved A* grades in Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology;
  • Daniel Murphy, who achieved A*s in Biology and Chemistry and an A in Mathematics;
  • Nigel Sayi, who achieved A grades in Biology and Chemistry and a B grade in Mathematics;
  • Robert Webster, who achieved A grades in Chemistry and Physics and A* in Mathematics.

Head Teacher, Karen Smyth, is full of praise for the students and their teachers. “We have had particular success in the Sciences and in Mathematics this year, but that doesn’t take from the achievements in all the subjects we offer at A-level. There were a lot of very good results across many subjects.

“I am delighted that so many of our young people are ambitious, wanting to take such challenging subjects as Medicine and Dentistry at university level. They have worked hard with us to follow their dreams. Our dedicated, skilled and committed Sixth Form team did so much to help each individual make his or her dream a reality.

“I have nothing but praise for everyone involved with our Sixth Form. We look forward to welcoming many more students into our Sixth Form this year, where they can be assured of excellent teaching and the dedicated care of all our Sixth Form staff.”

John James Brown – 3 A*s going to Durham University

Nigel Sayi - Loughborough Uni - 2As/1B - studying Chemical Engineering

Paul Awini, Jack Devin and Jake Rose are all AS students in Year 12 and got 4 As each in sciences and Mathematics

Robert Webster - A*/2As - Southampton University studying Mechanical Engineering

Shaun McCormick - Edinburgh University - studying Medicine – 3A*s

Ms Smyth congratulates Year 13 students Ben McKeown and Paul Southern

Bible Quote

“Praise the Lord because he is good.  His faithful love will last forever.”
Psalm 136:1

Word of the Week

Machiavellian (adjective)

Subject which uses this term: English Literature; Drama; History; Politics

Meaning: cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous.

For example: ‘Mrs Lyons is Machiavellian. She manipulates Mrs Johnstone into giving up her baby. She uses Mrs Johnstone’s superstitious nature to ensure she gets what she wants.’

MRS. LYONS: You do know what they say about twins, secretly parted, don’t you?


MRS. LYONS: They say…they say that if either twin learns that he once was a pair, that they shall both immediately die. It means, Mrs. Johnstone, that these brothers shall grow up, unaware of the other’s existence. They shall be raised apart and never, ever told what was once the truth. You won’t tell anyone about this, Mrs. Johnstone, because if you do, you will kill them."

Thought for the Week


"Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people."

2017-18 Options Booklet

Year 7 Prospectus

Year 7 Parents' Handbook

Sixth Form Prospectus

Sixth Form Outlines