Academic Results

St. Michael’s School enjoyed another outstanding year of success at A Level, with excellent marks and happy pupils being the story of the day. An impressive 50% of all grades awarded at A Level were A* or A, and a third of all candidates achieved at least 1 A*.

Overall, the school achieved a 100% pass rate at A Level, and there were marvellous individual performances. Special congratulations go to local student Theo Davies-Lewis, who achieved 3 A* grades in English Literature, History and Geography and will now take up a place to study Archaeology & Anthropology at Oxford University. Theo only joined the school in the lower Sixth, and has made exceptional progress at St. Michael’s in pursuit of his goal.

Another worthy of particular praise is Aman Abrar, who has won a place to study Economics at Cambridge University. Aman, a student originally from Pakistan, achieved 3 A* grades in Economics, Maths and Further Maths, with an A in Physics. The School is delighted and very proud of both students, and we are thrilled to see our international and local students achieve success in equal measure.

St. Michael’s continues its outstanding record in placing students for Medicine, with local students Cameron Joseph (Cardiff), Samuel Rajesh (Queen Mary) and Shanali Thantilla (Cardiff) amongst the successful applicants. Mari John will be studying Dentistry at Cardiff University, while the school is also proud to show success in a range of subjects, such as English, which Samuel Walters will be studying at Exeter.

Many students achieved outstanding success at AS Level, and the School looks set for another set of superb results next year.
Headteacher Alun Millington was delighted, saying

“Everyone at St. Michael’s can be proud of the hard work that has gone in to this excellent results day. It is a tribute to the efforts of the students and the quality of the teaching at St. Michael’s that results have been so good, and we wish our students the very best for the next steps on their educational journey.”

45 pupils sat a full range of GCSE subjects

Percentage grade distribution

  • A*  38.5%
  • A   30.8%
  • B   20.5%
  • C    8.0%
  • D   1.6%
  • E   0.7%

69.3% of grades were A* or A
89.8% of grades were A*, A or B
97.7% of grades were A* – C

75.5% of pupils gained five or more A*/A grades
55.5% of pupils gained seven or more A*/A grades
24.4% of pupils gained ten or more A*/A grades

GCSE Ranking: 29th in the Times UK Co-educational Schools List

Top GCSE Pupils 2016

  A* A B
Ujjawal Kumar 12  1  
Nandini Rawat 12    
Sirsha Kundu 10    
Nishaanth Dalavaye 9 1  
Georgia Brown 9 1  
Hasan Ashraf 9 1  
Anahat Kalra 9 1  
Manon Davies-Lewis 8 2  
Kathryn Percy 7 4  
Danish Abrar 7 3  
Kathryn Henness 7 2 1

Fast Track Pupils

100% A* in Mathematics and Music


33 pupils sat a full range of A Level subjects

Percentage grade distribution

  • A*  19.6%
  • A   30.9%
  • B   28.0%
  • C   15%
  • D    5.6%
  • E   0.9%

50.5% of grades were A* or A
78.5% of grades were A*, A or B
93.5% of grades were A* – C

54.5% of pupils gained at least one A*/A grades
39.4% of pupils gained at least two A*/A grades
31.2% of pupils gained at least three A*/A grades
9.1% of pupils gained at least four A*/A grades

Top A Level Pupils 2016

See our full list of top-performing-students

UCAS points

A*=140, A=120, B=100, C=80, D=60, E=40
Average score per exam taken: 106.8
Average UCAS points per student: 377.6