“Game-changing” set of results at St Joseph’s Catholic High School
Students and staff at St Joseph’s Catholic High School are celebrating the strongest GCSEs scores in the school’s history after securing a set of results that have been described as “game-changing”.
Results are the highest they have ever been at 63% of students gaining 5 GCSEs 9-4 Inc. English and Maths– even with the newly reformed exams- 100% pass rate and with one key government measure, Progress 8, projected to show almost half a grade more per subject progress than national expectation would suggest was possible.
Ciran Stapleton, Head Teacher, said: “I am absolutely blown away by what our young people have achieved.
“While there have been some brilliant individual performances, with some students rightly proving they are amongst the very best by securing the highest number of the coveted grade 9 in the school’s history, what is particularly pleasing is that our young people are not just meeting their targets – they are exceeding them.
“In Maths, for example, our students were on average half a grade up on what was predicted and of National expectation with 27% securing a grade 7 or better. There is a similar story in English and a host of other subjects including the EBacc. This is testament to the talent and commitment of everyone in our community”.
Among the smiling faces were: John Daniel Cabasa (5 grade 9s, 4 grade 7s), Emilia Chudziak (10 grades 9-7), Wiktoria Michalowska (10 grades 9-7), Alekejs Saradovs (10 grades 9-7), Lesley Fotso (9 grades 9-7), Erica Fernades (9 grades 9-7), Olivia Loughlin (9 grades 9-7), Nojus Trinovas (9 grades 9-7), Charlotte Jackson Lowe (8 grades 9-7) and Alicia Watson (8 grades 9-7).
Mr Stapleton added: “I really do think that these results are a huge milestone for the school. In fact, they are game changing.
“It has now set the standard for our next cohort of Year 11s. It means that we are able to welcome a record number of students into our Sixth Form. It will act as the platform for our staff to continue to embrace new ideas and challenge themselves and our students.
“I am very proud of our community. The future is very bright indeed.”