Examination Success 2021

Academic Excellence

Top Class Sixth Form Performance


18 students obtained all top grades in all subjects.

37% of A Level grades at A* or A.

Cardinal Hume students obtained their best ever A level and Advanced Vocational results in 2021.

Headteacher Brendan Robson said, “These are an incredible set of results at the end of an extraordinary year. I would like to recognise the exceptional resilience and hard work of our students and thank our staff for their brilliant work supporting them. This year, even more than usual, parents and carers have played a huge part in supporting students and I would like to say a special thank you to them. I would like to add that contrary to some information in the media, these results were arrived at by a rigorous process validated by the Examination Boards and everyone should have full confidence that the grades they have received are thoroughly justified – the students should be very proud of their achievements.”

42 % of Y13 progressed into Russell Group universities with students going up to study Chemistry at Oxford and History at Cambridge. After exceptional engagement with on-line learning by this year group it was a credit to them all as individuals that every one of them was successful in securing a place at a University of their choice or Employment or an Apprenticeship in their chosen field.

Mr Robson added: “It really has been a case of success throughout the sixth form this year. As well as continuing our tradition of progression to the most prestigious universities, our one-year students continue to impress with a majority obtaining Distinction grades and preparing for high quality apprenticeships and Level 3 courses. It’s great to see new courses adding variety and breadth to the options our students can choose”.

Exceptional Outcomes at Key Stage 4

Year 11 continue the school’s proud tradition of outstanding results

At the end of what has been an incredibly challenging year for Year 11, we are delighted to report that, yet again, the students of Cardinal Hume Catholic School have exceeded expectation and excelled in their studies.

Their resilience, work ethic and approach to their assessments has been outstanding and they have been justly rewarded with an excellent set of results.

Headteacher Brendan Robson said, “I would like to commend our students for their outstanding approach during a very difficult, and often uncertain time during the pandemic. They have faced the challenges of remote teaching and a new assessment model with maturity and dedication. I have extremely high hopes for this brilliant group of people as they embark on their next steps.”

Teacher Assessed Grades have replaced usual examinations this year and the school put in place a robust and rigorous process of assessment to ensure the fair and accurate outcomes for students.

Mr Robson added: “I would like to thank parents and carers for their support, as well as our fantastic team of teachers and support staff for their work this year – the partnership between school and home has been crucial this year in giving the young people the teaching, support and guidance they have needed to succeed.”



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