GCSE Results 2020
In a GCSE year like no other, our Year 11 students earned their GCSE results, demonstrating their skills and talents throughout their studies, allowing the school to submit compelling and well-evidenced Centre Assessed Grades to the exam boards. Headline results show an impressive overall level of achievement across all curriculum areas as well as many personal triumphs.
Almost 30% of all GCSE results were graded 7-9, an outstanding accomplishment that maintains the strong academic record at Saint Gregory’s. 70% of grades secured a strong pass with an impressive 88% of grades achieving a standard pass grade.
Every year the results and headline percentages only tell part of the story and none more so than this year. Whilst the grades demonstrate unequivocal academic success, behind the statistics and the politics there is always a young person who has achieved so much more, both inside the classroom and beyond.
Amongst the headlines were some amazing individual academic successes with nineteen 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, creating strong foundations which will enable our students to unlock the future of their choosing.
As always there were some notable achievements both on a personal and academic level. These include Alanis B, Mindy C, Archie C, James E, Haydn M, Jack C, Lucy F, Evangelos K, Hugo H, Roshan J, Maeve P, Danny P, Teya B, Sophie H, Emilia H, Ciara O’D, Emily S, Kayley S and Nixy T who have all secured the highest possible grades 7-9 across all of their GCSE subjects with many achieving a majority of grade 9s.
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.”
A Level Results 2020
The New Sixth students and staff celebrated impressive headline achievements across all subject areas in 2020. 88% of all A Level results secured grades A*-C with 64% at the highly coveted A*-B grades. Impressively, almost 40% of all grades achieved the highest possible A*-A grades, ensuring that our students were well placed to take the next step in their education or career pathway.
Notable academic achievements include:
- Lakeeshan S who achieved four A* grades in Maths, Chemistry, Further Maths and Physics and will now progress to Cambridge University to study Engineering;
- Nicole K 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 Dentistry at Manchester University;
- Emma B who also achieved two A* grades and an A grade across STEM the subjects Maths, Physics and Chemistry
- Emily B who achieved three A*-A grades in English, History and Spanish and has accepted a place at Sheffield University to study History;
- Ashling H who secured two A* grades and an A grade in Art, Geography and History
- Jonathan E who successfully secured three A*-A grades in RE, Physics and Maths to secure a place at Exeter University;
- Emily H who achieved A*AA in Drama, Biology and Geography
- Rebecca F who achieved three A*-A grades in RE, Politics and Sociology, securing her a place at Queen’s University, Belfast to study Philosophy and Politics;
- Carla T who secured A*AA grades in Psychology, Sociology and History
- Ellie C who achieved three A*-A grades in English, Spanish and Sociology, securing her a place at University of Bristol to study Law and Spanish.
- Basil T who secured impressive A*AA grades in Biology, Chemistry and Physics
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 2020 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!
Further information on exam results can be found here or on the DfE website.