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A Level joy for Ratcliffe students

All School News | 18.08.2022

Congratulations to Year 13 students at Ratcliffe College who enjoyed success in their A Levels this summer.  25% of all A Level students achieved A*, A, A grades or better.

Head Girl, Elise Atkinson and Deputy Head Boy, Xabier Zanotti Baranano, both achieved 4 A*s.  Elise, who will read Economics at the University of Bath said: “I feel so relieved to have my results, I’m really looking forward to celebrating with friends and family.  I’ve been here since Year 7 and will really miss Ratcliffe.”

Xabier, who will read Physics at Durham said: “I’ve been a pupil at Ratcliffe since the age of three and I really love it here.  I am so pleased with my results and am excited about the future.”

Congratulations also go to Jess Elton and Leo Tang, who achieved 3 A*s in their subjects.  Jess, who will read Global Environmental Change and Sustainability (with a year abroad) at the University of Birmingham commented: “I’m really looking forward to studying something I am so interested and passionate about. I will really miss Ratcliffe, the teachers have been really supportive.”

Sam Moss also achieved 2 A*s and an A and will be going on to read Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham.  Sam Said: “The best thing about Ratcliffe is the people.  Everyone has been so supportive, especially during Sixth Form.  The guidance and encouragement I experienced was amazing.”


(L-R: Sam Moss, Elise Atkinson, Jess Elton and Xabier Zanotti Baranano)

Headmaster, Jonathan Reddin, commented: “The cohort of 2022 will always be synonymous with the difficulties presented by the pandemic, having experienced the challenges of their GCSEs being cancelled in 2020, and further disruption to the teaching of their A Level courses since.  We are incredibly proud of the way in which they have supported one another and remained true to our Mission as a Catholic School.  We wish them every happiness and success as they move on to higher education and their future careers.  Thank you, Year 13, for being such wonderful ambassadors for Ratcliffe College.”

Results overview:

A*/A:                        53%

A*/B:                        84%

A*- C                          97%

Pass Rate:                99.5%

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