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A-level Results Day 2018: St Bonaventure’s head pleased by school’s success

PUBLISHED: 12:19 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:19 16 August 2018

St Bonaventure's headteacher Paul Halliwell with Stephen Abdul. Pic: ST BONAVENTURE'S

St Bonaventure's headteacher Paul Halliwell with Stephen Abdul. Pic: ST BONAVENTURE'S

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The headteacher of St Bonaventure’s has said that he is pleased with the school’s A-level results, which saw 100 per cent A*-C pass rate in eight subjects.

Kiran Sweeney from Stratford (on the right). Pic: ST BONAVENTURE'SKiran Sweeney from Stratford (on the right). Pic: ST BONAVENTURE'S

Paul Halliwell said that pupils have “risen to the challenge” of tougher exams, adding: “ I am pleased to see that social sciences and the creative subjects remain at a strength in St Bonaventure’s.

“We are providing the opportunity for students to study these subjects in a centre of excellence.”

He added: “Locally, many of the sixth form providers have become highly selective and do not offer a full suite of qualifications.

“This has impacted upon St Bonaventure’s but we continue to teach the students and help them reach their potential.”

The Boleyn Road, Forest Gate school saw 73pc of grades at A*-C, with 45pc A*-B.

Top achievers include Stephen Abdul, from Stratford, who got A*s in economics and politics and an A in maths and has a place at Warwick University to study politics, philosophy and economics.

Domas Klinga, from Plaistow, and Jessica Tang, from Stratford, both got A*A*B grades and have university places lined up - Domas to study graphic design and media at the University of the Arts London and Jessica to study chemistry at Birmingham University.

Meanwhile Kiran Sweeney, from Stratford, will take up an apprenticeship with UBS’ wealth management office after getting A*AB in politics, business and history.

Mr Halliwell added: “All our students worked really hard to achieve their results this summer and we are proud of each and every one of them.”

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