A-LEVELS: Our Lady of Sion enjoys a 100 per cent pass rate

Left to right: Miranda Garratt,, Christian Taylor, head Michael Scullion and Tristan Ong
Left to right: Miranda Garratt,, Christian Taylor, head Michael Scullion and Tristan Ong

RAIN certainly couldn’t dampen the spirits of jubilant students collecting their results from Our Lady of Sion.

Teens at the Worthing independent school have been celebrating achieving some of Sion’s best results in recent years.

The results have got better and better. I’m going out on a high

Retiring head teacher, Michael Scullion

Almost three quarters of those who sat exams at Sion (71.4 per cent) achieved A* to B marks, with plenty of solid individual performances from students.

The school also maintained its impressive 100 per cent pass rate for all those sitting exams, with almost a quarter achieving three As or better.

Head teacher Michael Scullion is retiring at the end of the month, after 15 years at Sion and said he is going out on a high.

“This school has been absolutely wonderfully. It’s got a great spirit. The teachers and staff work very hard together to make the spirit we have here.

“The results have got better and better. I’m going out on a high. The children have done well and I’m very pleased and happy.”

Christian Taylor, 18, of Fitzalan Road, Littlehampton, got two A* in physics and maths and an A in chemistry.

He said: “I didn’t expect to do that well really. It’s a big relief. No matter how bright you are you have to put the work in.”

Other high-achievers includes Sion’s head girl, Eleanor Pettitt, who clinched two A* and an A* and Tristan Ong, 18, who scored top marks – four A* in chemistry, physics, maths and further maths.

Tristian will be heading off to University College London to study maths.

Miranda Garratt, 18, of Findon Road, Findon, also impressed with her grades, securing an A* in geography, as well as two As in biology and chemistry. She is now looking forward to studying at medicine at Manchester University.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at www.worthingherald.co.uk/

2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Worthing.news

3) Follow us on Twitter @Worthing_Herald

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Worthing Herald - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.