Despite the widely publicised national dip in GCSE results, students and staff at St. Gregory’s are celebrating another outstanding year of GCSE exam success. Among the headlines are:

  • 28% of all exam entries achieved A*-A
  • 82% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C GCSE passes
  • 65% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades at GCSE including English and mathematics.
  • 40% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate, the Government’s new qualification for students who achieve A*-C in a range of academic subjects: English, mathematics, two sciences, a language and a humanities subject. Last year, 15% of students nationally and 23% of students in B&NES achieved the EBacc.
  • 70% of students achieved A*-C in two or more sciences, with almost 80 students entered for triple science.

There were many notable individual achievements. Ella Cosgrove and Joanna O’Gorman both achieved 11 A*-A grades; Devki Gadher and Georgina Kearns achieved 10 A*-A grades and Jonathon Aiken, Daniel Buckley and Emma Clokey achieved 9 A*-A grades.

Executive Headteacher Raymond Friel commented: ‘These are an excellent set of results and I am delighted for the students who have done so well and very proud of them and the staff who have worked so hard to support them. I am particularly pleased that our traditional academic curriculum is now recognised in the new English Baccalaureate and delighted that so many of our students have achieved such a high standard in what we regard as key subjects. We now look forward to welcoming our first intake of sixth form students next week and we look forward to the same level of academic success at A-Level. There are still places available for external students if they want to get in touch.’

The College was visited by Ofsted inspectors in the very last week of term during the heatwave but the final report is still confidential. Executive Headteacher Raymond Friel told us that the report will be sent to parents in the first week of term and ‘they will be very pleased with what they read. For now, I can’t say any more than that.’

For further information please contact Raymond Friel on 01225 838200, or email