Students and staff at St. Gregory’s are celebrating another outstanding year of

GCSE exam success. In the English Baccalaureate, the main measure of attainment now recognised by the Government, St. Gregory’s has improved again, with strong performances across all subjects and a high number of students achieving the top grades. Among the headlines are:

  • 45% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate, the Government’s attainment 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, 24% of students nationally and 29% of students in B&NES achieved the EBacc.
  • 28% of all GCSE entries achieved A*-A grade, well above the national figure which has dropped to 21%
  • 76% of students achieved A*-C in English, well above the national figure of 65.4%
  • 77% of students achieved an A*-C in mathematics, compared to the national figure of 64.1%
  • 82% of students achieved at least two A*-C GCSE passes in science subjects, with more than half the year group entered for triple science
  • 43% of students achieved A*-A in Chemistry, 41% A*-A in Biology and 40% A*-A in Physics
  • 67% of students achieved A*-C in a modern foreign language
  • Overall, 78% of all grades achieved A*-C, compared to the national figure of 69%
  • Many of the Year 11 students will now stay on at St. Gregory’s for the sixth form which celebrated an outstanding first set of results last week

There were many notable individual achievements: Aimee Leonard achieved 10 A* grades and is staying on for the sixth form; James Aiken, Charlotte Bush, Mariya George, Katie Seaborne and Isabel Sturges achieved 10 A*-A grades; Noah Hickman-Riding, Tom Dixon, Cerys Lewis, Maya Mitchell-Le Garnec, Carla May, Emily Howard, Samantha Temblett and Hannah Hewitt all achieved 9 A*-As and many of them are staying on for the sixth form.

Headteacher Raymond Friel commented: “In the year when the top grades have dipped it is a pleasure to see our top grades increase and to celebrate the achievement of our students across the board. We welcome especially our students’ achievement in the English Baccalaureate which has now become the main measure of attainment for schools. Our students deserve their success because they have worked very hard and our teachers and support staff deserve praise and recognition for the exceptional levels of support and encouragement they give to the students. We are also delighted that so many of them can stay at St. Gregory’s and join our thriving sixth form which celebrated such excellent results last week.”