Students and staff at St. Gregory’s are celebrating another outstanding year of GCSE exam success. With the national picture described as ‘volatile’ the results at St. Gregory’s have improved again, with particularly strong performances in English, mathematics and science. Among the headlines are:

  • 80% of students achieved A*-C in English, compared to the national figure of 61.7%. The figure at St. Gregory’s has gone up in the year when the national figure has dropped.
  • 75% of students achieved an A*-C in mathematics, compared to the national figure of 62.4%.
  • 84% of students achieved at least two A*-C GCSE passes in science subjects, with almost half the year group entered for triple science.
  • 42% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate, the Government’s measure for students who achieve A*-C in a range of academic subjects: English, mathematics, two sciences, a language and a humanities subject. Last year, 23% of students nationally and 29% of students in B&NES achieved the EBacc.
  • 25% of all GCSE exam entries achieved an A* or A grade.
  • The percentage of students who achieved 5 or more A*-C grades at GCSE including English and mathematics, the measure which will be discontinued from 2015, was 66%.
  • Many of the Year 11 students will now stay on at St. Gregory’s for the New Sixth.

There were many notable individual achievements: Izzie Slattery achieved 11 A*-A grades, Amada Colliver achieved 10A* grades; Rebecca Brooks, Jonty Craine, Josiah Jarosz and James Tait achieved 10 A*-A grades and Katy Brown, Myfanwy Hall, Michael King, Morgan Pooley, Daniel Solway, Luke stock, Helena Wade achieved 9 A*-A.

Headteacher Raymond Friel commented: “With many schools seeing dips because of their policy of early exam entries, it is satisfying for us to see improved results having stayed with a traditional offer of subjects examined at the end of Year 11. I’m especially happy for the students who did so well in English, mathematics and science. Our academic core is outstanding.

We now look forward to building on the success of our first set of AS results and welcoming many of our students back to the New Sixth. We’re also pleased that so many students from other schools have applied for a place in the New Sixth. We will start the new term with a spring in our step and a great deal to look forward to.

Congratulations to all our students who have worked so hard to achieve these outstanding results and well done to the staff who supported them with such great care and professionalism.”

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

21 August 2014

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