GCSE Results Success

2019: Another Great Year for GCSE Success at St. Peter’s

Year 11 students and their teachers are celebrating another bumper crop of amazing GCSE grades.  Not to be outdone by the brilliant success of Year 13, nearly a quarter of the grades achieved this year were the top 7-9 grades, equivalent to A*/A in ‘old money’.

The reformed GCSEs cover subjects in more depth and breadth.  The grades are the result of two year’s hard work and, in the vast majority of subjects,  depend entirely on the outcome of tougher exams.   Our students stepped up to the challenge admirably and we are delighted that nearly a quarter of the students achieved grades 7-9 in five or more subjects

Assistant Headteacher responsible for KS4 achievement, David Chesterman said ‘These impressive results are underpinned by the high levels of literacy and numeracy our students have.  92% of students achieved a grade 4 pass or better in English and 85% in Maths.  These subjects lay the foundations for learning and skills development in all other subjects across the whole curriculum.  The strong performance of the students in English and Maths facilitated over a quarter of grades in Religious Education, the Sciences, French, Spanish, Geography, History, Business Studies and Art and Design being the top 7-9 grades.’

In English 78% of students achieved a level 5 ‘strong’ pass or better with 29% of these grades 7-9.  In Maths 25% of grades were level 7 or higher and 65% of students achieved a grade 5 or better.  The national average across all GCSE subjects is 21.9% for grade 7 and above and 69.9% for grade 4 and above.

Headteacher, Marie Murphy said ‘I am delighted to be celebrating another set of wonderful results with our staff and students.  I am blessed to have so many students enthusiastic about learning and keen to be the very best they can be. I would like to thank the staff for all the support they gave the students to achieve their very best, whatever their starting points.  I look forward to welcoming many of the students back to continue their studies in our sixth form. I wish of all of our Year 11 students, including those moving on to further education or apprenticeships in pastures new every success for their future.’

Our top GCSE achievers for 2019 are:

Sean Stephenson – 9 9s, 1 A*, 2 8s

Luke Szczygielski – 9 9s, 1 A*, 1 8s

Niall O Sullivan – 7 9s, 1 A*, 2 8s, 1 7

Euan Thomson – 5 9s, 1 8, 1 A*, 2 7s, 2 6s

Luke Gaffney – 5 9s, 2 8s, 1 A*, 1 7, 1 6

Mikolaj Marszalkowski – 4 9s, 4 8s 1 A, 2 7s

Jack Simpson – 4 9s, 2 8s, 1 A*, 2 7s, 1 6

Hannah Bruce 4 9s, 5 8s, 1 A, 2 7s

Joe Elsaghir – 4 9s, 1 8, 2 7s, 1 6

Ciaran Keane – 3 9s, 2 8s, 3 7s, 1 6, 1 5

Nick Cardoza – 3 9s, 1 A*, 1 8, 6 7s

Sam Naughton – 3 9s, 5 7s, 2 6s