A bumper crop of GCSE results is the latest success for the students at Saint Paul’s Catholic High School, who announced significantly improved GCSE exam results.
The school is celebrating excellent GCSE results with 46% of students achieving English and Mathematics in the government’s new headline measure. Due to the introduction of another new headline measure of Progress 8, there was more success with an increase of 0.32 from -0.51 to -0.19. Both English and Mathematics also recorded improvements in the 3 levels of progress measure with English achieving above last years national average at 71%. A significant increase has been recorded this year with 10% of students attaining 1 A*- A from 41% to 51%. There is also an increase in the Capped 8 value added score, including English and Mathematics from 966 to 984.
Following a positive Ofsted visit in June, the school was taken out of ‘serious weaknesses’ because it is clearly moving forward towards becoming a strong and self-improving school.
Under the leadership of Mr Tony Billings, Executive Head Teacher, a strong partnership has been forged with All Hallows Catholic College, an outstanding academy in Macclesfield.
Mrs Claire Hunt, Deputy Headteacher at Saint Paul’s, said: “Each and every one of these students has achieved something to be proud of today. Perhaps the most important successes are those who have attained better results at any level than they dared to hope for – a fantastic tribute to Saint Paul’s students’ characteristically industrious and purposeful approach, and also to their teachers’ care.
Congratulations go to the hard work and commitment of our students and staff and to the support of our parents.”
“We are delighted to be celebrating our improved exam results, this comes on the back of a very successful Ofsted visit; it is another milestone for the school and is a remarkable achievement,” commented Mr Billings. “2016 has been an excellent year for students at Saint Paul’s; these results are a fantastic achievement by a year group that has been an absolute delight to work with. I am very proud of these exam results which students and staff at the school have worked very hard to achieve. My colleagues and I wish these young people all the very best in their future endeavours.”
Mr Billings added: “The Ofsted report recognised the good work happening at Saint Paul’s and these exam results reinforce that message. I am delighted with the way everyone is working so well together - staff, students and parents. It’s vital that we raise the bar on expectations and aspirations for our young people so they can have the best chances of a happy and fulfilling life.”
GCSE results at a glance:
• 46% of students gaining A*-C GCSE grades with English and Maths.
• -0.21 Average Total Progress 8
• 42.03 Average Total Attainment 8
• 71% achieving 3+ levels of progress in English.
• 51% students achieving 1 A*-A an increase of 10%
• 983.308 Capped 8 value added score, including English and Mathematics.