St. Mary's

GCSE Results Day

St Mary’s Students opened their GCSE results this morning. A group of star students revealed 30 grade 9s and 14 grade 8s between them. Pictured are Francesca McDonough, who will return to St Mary’s to study Biology, Chemistry, Maths and take part in the school’s innovative Health Academy; Aniela Panasiuk, who is going to take A Levels in Biology, Spanish, Physics and Core Maths at St Mary’s; Emma Ng who returns to study Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Health Academy; Mia Walker who will study Biology, Chemistry and English Literature in the Academy’s Sixth Form; John O’Connor, who returns to Year 12 to take Spanish, Biology, and Psychology along with Naomi Wrigly to take French Chemistry and Maths as well as take part in the Academy’s Sports Academy and Konrad Fergon who has chosen A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Maths at St Mary’s.

The number of students achieving a grade 4 in both English and Maths improved in comparison to 2019, the last time GCSE grades were determined using public exams. This was the fourth year running that the majority of students achieved this benchmark. Results were once again pleasing with most students achieving a grade 4 or better in their English, supported by solid results in Maths. Students performed well across a range of subjects including the Arts, Technology, Modern Languages and Drama.

Headteacher, Mr Simon Eccles explains, “I am delighted for our students. This is the first time that grades have been determined using public exams since 2019. It is testament to their hard work, the support of their families and from our staff that grades have improved this year compared to 2019 . Students faced many challenges during the pandemic and they should be proud of their achievements today.” He was delighted to see students performing so well adding, “Pleasing results across A Level and GCSE and a Good OFSTED report in the summer term, show that the Academy continues to develop from strength to strength. I am pleased that students performed well across a number of subjects showing the Academy’s commitment to allowing students to select a balance of subjects that interest them. We are looking forward to welcoming many of them back in Year 12.”

Any Y11 student with 5+ grade 4s or better including English & Maths, from either St Mary’s or any other local secondary schools, who would like to join our thriving Sixth Form can contact Mrs Burrough (Head of Sixth Form) by email at [email protected]