Students head for Higher Education

Most Jesuit schools in Britain reopen this week after the summer break. And for those whose secondary education has ended, the world of work or further studies beckons.

2014 school leavers from St Aloysius College in Glasgow are heading for a wide selection of Scottish universities, with their subjects ranging from psychology and maths/economics at St Andrew's to pharmacology and law at Strathclyde. Other students will be studying medicine at Dundee, Music Technology at the West of Scotland and Business Management at Caledonian University.

Amongst the high achievers over the summer at Mount St Mary’s College in Derbyshire were pupils with aspirations to read Mathematics, Law, Languages, Business, Engineering, Art and Design.Charlotte Mitchell & Gagan Shiralagi

Gagan Shiralagi realised his dream of gaining a place at Christ’s College, Cambridge to read Mathematics. Gagan achieved three A*s in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. His performance in Mathematics and Further Mathematics was outstanding, gaining 99% (Mathematics) and 97% (Further Mathematics). He also gained grade 1 in both of his Cambridge, Sixth Term Examination Papers (STEP).

Another university place was achieved by Mount St Mary’s pupil Charlotte Mitchell who produced As in English Literature and French and a grade B in Government and Politics. Charlotte will read Law and French at Leeds University. [Charlotte and Gagan are pictured here]

Mount St Mary’s also celebrated the achievements of its musicians this summer. Elizabeth Beard has been awarded a scholarship to The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow to read Music, which will allow her to pursue her passion for Opera.

The boys at Wimbledon College in south west London achieved a 99% pass rate in their A levels, with more than 75% of all examination results graded A*- C and almost 20% graded A*/A.  A number of boys achieved outstanding results. James Waghorn achieved three A* and one A, and three other boys each achieved two A* and two As. One of these, Alejandro Gonzalez, will be taking up his place at St John’s College, Cambridge.

The A level  pass rate at St Ignatius College in north London was also 99% this year, with over 95% of students wishing to go to university confirming acceptance of places offered. These include one student who has secured a place at Cambridge to study Natural Sciences and another who will be studying Medicine at Imperial.

Over half of all A level entrants at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire took Economics, with 77% of entries scoring A*, A or B. Other subjects in which pupils scored particularly highly were Biology, German, Latin and Greek.

Main photo: All smiles at St Ignatius College, Enfield, after students received their exam results