Students Chloe Harris, Rosie Harris, Kiran Athwal, Alex Nyari hold their examination results

Students are celebrating at St Thomas More Catholic School today after achieving some of the best ever ‘A’ level results at the Willenhall School. Our ‘A’ level results have improved again, points per entry are even better than last year.

There were some outstanding individual performances, including Chloe Vincent who is leaving Sixth Form with A-levels in geography (A*), business (A), and history (B). Chloe is going on to study geography in a degree course at the University of Aberystwyth. She has enjoyed her time studying at St Thomas More and said; ‘I feel like I’ve grown up at the school. I’ve loved the whole experience.’

Chloe’s friend, Rosie Harris, is also a keen geographer and was elated to have been offered a place on a degree course at the university of her choice. She said ‘I’ve achieved an A in ‘A’ level geography so I’ve been accepted at the university.’ Rosie is going on to study geography and natural hazards.

Kiran Athwal, who is deputy head girl at the school in Darlaston Lane, achieved A grades in history, psychology, English literature and business. Kiran said, ‘The support of the teachers at St Thomas More is amazing. It’s a great place to study.’

Former head boy Alex Nyari received his A-levels, including a grade A in performing arts. Alex is keen on a career in the media and will be going on to study film production at Salford University. He said the thing he liked most about St Thomas More Catholic School was the support he received from the teachers, ‘They genuinely want you to do well, which in turn makes you want to try even harder’.

A record number of students have got into their first choice university and more students will be attending the most competitive university courses this September.

Headteacher Sarah Hatfield added, “This is another great step forward for the school. It’s fantastic to see our cohort of sixth formers achieving such good results. We were particularly delighted that more of our students are applying to and getting into the more competitive universities. We are also very proud of our students’ achievements in academic and vocational ‘A’ levels, including Gursharan Kaur and Connor Dilger, who both get three Distinction*. We look forward to welcoming back the Year 13 students in September, a number of whom have achieved straight A grades, and for those who have graduated and moving on to university or employment, we wish them lots of success and future happiness.”