Monday 24th April 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

“Everything that breathes, praise the Lord!”
Psalm 150:6

Word of the Week

Deficiency (noun)

Subject which uses this term: Biology

Meaning: A lack or shortage of something.

For example: "The blood test revealed she had a deficiency in vitamin C."

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

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Sixth Form Prospectus

Sixth Form Outlines