14 Aug

St David's Achieves Best Ever Results for AS and A Level

It has been a fantastic year for St David's College, with students achieving higher results in their AS and A Levels than ever before. 

While the overall proportion of students achieving top grades has fallen year on year across the UK, St David's College's top results continue to rise. 


Our Overall Statistics

  • 9% A* grades at A Level, compared with the Welsh national average of 7.3%
  • 31% A* - A grades at A Level, 8% above the Welsh average
  • 83% A* - C grades at A Level, beating the Cardiff average by 5%.
  • 19% A* - A grades at AS Level, an increase of 5% on last year
  • 39% A* - B grades at AS Level, up 4% on last year
  • 62% A* - C grades at AS Level, again an improvement of 4% compared to last year


Individual Course Highlights (A Level)

Double Mathematics: 50% A* - A

English Literature: 20% A* - A (well above the Welsh average of 16.7%)

Biology: 26% A* - A (2% higher than the Welsh average)

French: 40% A* - A / Spanish: 50% A* - A / Polish: 78% A* - A

Law: 37% A* - A

Religious Studies: 41% A* - A

Honours Programme: 60% A* - A, 83% A* - B


University Places

462 students are progressing to university, with over 30% attending top Russell Group institutions. 


Student Highlights

Please note that the number of success stories goes far beyond those listed below.

Results 2015Megan Keay (pictured above), formerly of Corpus Christi High School was our highest achiever, gaining 4 A*s in Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics and Welsh Baccalaureate and is going on to read Maths at Cardiff University in September.

Venuri Don Tennakoon (pictured, right), has been awarded one of only 12 places in the UK to study Adult and Child Nursing at Southampton University.

Meg Harrington (pictured, left) successfully gained her place at Oxford University to read English, following outstanding results in English Literature, Mathematics, French, and Drama.

Akshay Petta has been awarded a £40,000 scholarship to cover his tuition fees and living costs while studying Economics and Law at the London School of Economics.


A Word from the Principal

"We are exceptionally proud of all that our students have achieved this year, and that results have once again improved.

We are confident that with these results and the many other skills that they have developed during their time at St David's, they are well prepared to face the challenges and opportunities of the future.

This year's success is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the students, teaching staff and support team at the College.

We look forward to welcoming our next cohort of students in September, and are already working hard to ensure the continuing success of all our students."

Mark Leighfield