Saint Gregory’s Catholic College are once again celebrating success in public examinations as GCSE students received their eagerly anticipated grades after months of hard work and revision. The results come at the end of an incredible academic year for the school, following a very impressive set of A level results last week.

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Students, staff and parents/carers are delighted that the school continues to raise the bar for academic achievement across the curriculum whilst equipping young people with a portfolio of qualifications, skills and experiences that will enable them to confidently progress their education to the next level.

Headline results set the school as one of the highest achieving locally with 74% of all students achieving the traditional measure of 5 GCSEs at A*-C, including English and maths, with an incredible 31% of all GCSE results at A*-A.

Students’ achievements in the English Baccalaureate, one of the main measures of attainment for schools, once again, showed sustained success as students achieved a record-high of A* to C grades in core academic subjects (English, maths, science, a language, and history or geography). 48% of students at Saint Gregory’s achieved the English Baccalaureate this year compared to a national average of just 25% in 2016.

Among the many success stories, notable achievements included:

Rose M who amazingly secured all 10 subjects at the highest levels possible – 3 at grade 9 and 7 at A*

Students achieving 10 subjects at A and A* or 7-9:
Rosie B-R
Caitlin D
Mikee E
Louise N
Daniel P
Leilah R
Carmen W

Achieving 9 subjects at A and A* or 7-9:
Ysabelle B
Emma B
Anna C
Caitlin C
Abigail E
Nicole F-C
Harry G
Talia H
Paolo J
Adrian S-W
Alec S
Anna W

Ann Cusack, Headmistress of Saint Gregory’s said, ‘Our students have worked incredibly hard, dedicating themselves to their studies with determination and ambition. We are very proud of their fantastic achievements and know that their success is well-deserved. Our staff team have been there every step of the way for each and every one of our students, helping to nurture them throughout their formative years at secondary school, whilst enabling them to develop a love for learning and an enthusiasm for subjects that will undoubtedly remain with them for life.’

‘Not only have our students gained some amazing results, they have had the opportunity at Saint Gregory’s to grow and develop into well respected, confident and delightful young people ready to face the challenges of sixth form education and the wider world.’

‘I would like to congratulate our students and look forward to welcoming them back in the autumn term as they embrace the next stage in their academic journey as ambitious, confident and enthusiastic sixth formers.’