St John Bosco Arts College celebrate A-level and BTEC success





St John Bosco Arts College in Croxteth celebrated on 17 August as students received their A-level and BTEC results. The school welcomed the class of 2023 at 8am. This year’s cohort was the largest in Bosco history, with nearly 200 students in the sixth form. Year 13 student Millie Pates McAllister gained A*, A and A in biology, chemistry, and philosophy, religion and ethics. Millie plans to continue her science studies at the University of Liverpool, where she will start her undergraduate degree in biomedical science. Bosco’s head girl, Olivia Tinsley, achieved distinction*, A, B after studying criminology, business studies and geography. In September, Olivia will head to Liverpool Hope University to complete her business studies and geography degree. Business studies was a popular choice among students, with 85% of students achieving either double distinction* or double distinction. Double distinction* is equivalent to two A*s, while double distinction is equivalent to two As. Charlotte Lyon, assistant headteacher and head of sixth form, greeted students at the school. She said: “As a school, our job is to prepare our students for the next phase in their lives, whether they decide to remain in education, enter the world of work, or complete an apprenticeship while gaining real-world experience. “We are extremely proud of each of them and wish them the best of luck for whatever comes next.” Students will pursue a range of pathways, including university degrees, apprenticeships, employment and further education college courses. Headteacher, Mr Darren Gidman, said: “This year, our students have demonstrated resilience and adaptability, navigating the uncertainties and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our dedicated pastoral team has provided unwavering support, ensuring their well-being and fostering a strong sense of community. “Congratulations to the class of 2023. We wish you the best of luck for the future.”