Headline results demonstrate unequivocally that it is possible to secure the highest levels of attainment whilst also retaining an environment that ensures students grow into well-rounded, reflective, caring and thoughtful young people.”
GCSE Results 2019
In 2019, students and staff at St Gregory’s celebrated another outstanding year of GCSE exam success.
Headline results set the school as one of the highest achieving locally with 81% of students achieving at least 5 or more GCSEs at grade at 9 – 4 (A*-C equivalent), with over 8% of all results achieving the highest possible grade 9 (A* equivalent).
Amongst the headlines were some amazing individual academic successes with seventeen students achieving grades 9-7 (A*-A equivalent) in all of their GCSEs, with many now continuing their academic journey through the school’s sixth form for their A Levels. There were also some phenomenal personal achievements with 70% of students securing results above and beyond their predicted grades, creating strong foundations which will help enable them to unlock the future of their choosing.
Beth C and Oliver L led the way by each securing a staggering nine grade 9s across all subjects. Henry B-R, Beth C, Jess C, Orlagh F, Oliver L, Pollyanne L, Seb M, Dieter M, John P, Naomi P, Sarah P, Noah R, Oliwia S, Jemima S, Edward S, Hamish T and Olivia T all achieved grades 9-7 (A*-A equivalent) in all of their GCSEs making them some of the highest achieving students nationally.
Core curriculum subjects were amongst the highest achieving with students excelling in both mathematics and English, despite involving more demanding content and elimination of coursework. 82% of all mathematics entries were awarded grade 9-4 (A*-C equivalent) compared to the national average of 60%. English students faired equally impressively with 80% of all grades at 9-4 (A*-C equivalent) with a third achieving the top results 7-9 (A*-A equivalent).
A Level Results 2019
The New Sixth students and staff celebrated impressive headline achievements across all subject areas in 2019. Once again, students excelled and improved on results from last year despite the national outlook, which predicted dramatically lower levels of attainment, as a result of a higher degree of challenge and rigour.
Among the students who were delighted with their results were:
- Dan P who achieved three A* grades in Maths, Physics and Geography and will now progress to Lancaster University to study Environmental Science;
- Paolo J who achieved three A* grades in Geography, Maths and Physics and is hoping to accept a place at Cambridge University to study Natural Science;
- Rose M who achieved outstanding success across STEM subjects with two A* grades and one A grade in Maths, Chemistry and Biology securing her place to study Medicine at Leeds University;
- Ellie B who achieved one A* and three A grades and is now going to Edinburgh University to study Social Anthropology;
- Anna W who achieved two A* grades in Geography and English Literature as well as a B grade in Chemistry, securing her a place at Leeds University to study International Sustainability and Environmental Management.
- Lamorna V who has accepted a place at Oxford University to study Philosophy and Ethics after achieving AAB in her A Levels.
Saint Gregory’s strongly advocates a safe and inclusive environment for learning where students feel valued as individuals, inspired to extend, challenge and equip themselves to achieve new goals and develop a life-long love of learning so that their school experience is not a two-dimensional exam factory. The 2019 GCSE and A level results demonstrate unequivocally that it is possible to both secure the highest levels of attainment whilst also retaining an environment that ensures students grow into well-rounded, reflective, caring and thoughtful young people and we couldn’t be prouder!