At St Benedict’s Catholic School, in Bury, the overall pass rate was 100 per cent of the 65 students sitting A-levels, with 84 per cent of grades at A*-C.
There were 55 per cent of students with at least one grade A or above.
Head Hugh O’Neill compared the students’ preparation with that of Olympic athletes. He said: “On the day, they have to put all of that training and support to good use, and achieve the performance they need. Our sixth formers have truly delivered the performance of their lives, and we couldn’t be happier for them.”
Theo Snudden’s six A*s and an A in AS-level Spanish beat the previous school record set by his sister Claudia last year. Theo got his A* grades in general studies, maths, further maths, chemistry, biology and physics. He has a place at Cambridge studying engineering.
His mother Veronica said: “I’m delighted. He’s worked hard.”
Three top performing students are going to study medicine: Henry Dunne at Oxford and Bethan Crossley and Claudia Sadler at Imperial College, London.
Henry achieved A* grades in maths and biology with As in Spanish, chemistry and general studies. His parents are both doctors. “They’re proud, obviously,” he said.
Bethan has A* grades in biology, physics and maths with As in chemistry and general studies. She wants to go into medicine ‘to help people and because I like sciences’.
Claudia has A* grades in maths and biology with As in chemistry, Spanish and general studies and wants to become a surgeon.
Another three-A* student is Louise Busson who got them in biology, religious studies and general studies, with As in history and Spanish. Her grades were better than she expected, assuring her place to study history at LSE.
“I don’t know what I want to do afterwards,” she said. “I’ll see where it takes me.”