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St Columba’s College celebrates A Level success

Congratulations to our Upper Sixth students who received their A Level results today. Many students are moving on to top universities.

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10th August 2021 — Sixth Form students at St Columba’s College in St Albans had plenty to celebrate today as they received their A Level results, with many progressing onto their first choice of university or apprenticeship.

Headmaster David Buxton said: “Our Upper Sixth students have displayed exceptional resilience and tenacity as they coped with the uncertainty of the last 18 months. I am delighted that their hard work has been rewarded with such impressive results. As always, what matters most is that students are able to progress on to their chosen destination. I’m sure that they will go on to do great things with their lives and make valuable contributions to society.”

Ifaz Syed achieved straight A* grades in Biology, Maths and Further Maths, and an A grade in Chemistry.

Our outgoing Head Boy, Ahmad Zargar, will study Medicine at the University of Lancaster. Deputy Head Boys Harry Preston-Jones and James Deeks will study Computer Science at The University of York and Law at the University of Exeter.

Michael Symeou will move on to King’s College London to study War Studies, after achieving all A* grades in History, Politics and Sociology.

Paul McLeod is heading to the USA, having secured a place at the University of Notre Dame to major in Economics. His twin brother Conor is going to the University of Bristol to study Biochemistry.

Ben Howells and Will Toland both achieved 3 A* and an A, and will go on to study Materials Science at Birmingham University and Electronic Engineering at The University of Southampton respectively.

Aaran Patel also excelled, achieving A*, A*, A*, A in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Latin, and will go on to study Mathematics at Durham University.

Matthew Turner is going from St Columba’s to a place on the prestigious WSP Undergraduate Engineer programme.

Applications for entry to St Columba’s College and Prep School in September 2022 are now open. To find out more please contact Miss Rachael Harkness, Admissions Registrar on 01727 892040 or

St Columba's College (Coed 4-18) is a day school in Hertfordshire.

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