GCSE results improve with some of our best ever results

Congratulations to our Year 11 pupils on their excellent GCSE results!

Like all GCSE results days, our community all shared in the nervous excitement, but we didn’t have to wait long…

Pupils and staff at St Paul’s have good reason to celebrate latest GCSE results. The school saw Year 11 achieve some of the school’s best ever results with a number of pupils achieving the top grades in the country.

Following on from last year’s changes to the examination system in English, English Literature and Mathematics, students received GCSEs graded on a new scale of 9 -1, with 9 the highest grade, in reformed and more challenging qualifications.

Despite the increased challenges, 55% of St Paul’s pupils achieved a Grade 4 or better in English and Mathematics. In total 56% of all pupils at St Paul’s achieved a grade 5 or better in English and 40% in Mathematics with more than a third of all pupils achieving a grade 5 or better in both English and Mathematics. These results are all a significant improvement on last’s year’s results.

Four St Paul’s pupils achieved Grade 9 in Art, English Literature, Mathematics, Religion and Chemistry placing them amongst the highest performing students in the country – an extraordinary achievement.

Gennaro Contursi

9 – Chemistry, RE, 8 – Biology, English Literature, PE, 7- Geography, Physics, A* – Italian

Wiktoria Kaczorowska

9 – Art, RE, 8 – English Literature / Language, 7 – Maths, History, Physics, A – IT

Mikolaj Pasternak

9 – English Literature, 8 – Biology, Mathematics, History, Physics, RE, 7 – Chemistry, English Language, A – IT

Benjamin Thursby

9 – Mathematics, 8 – History, RE, 7 – Biology, Chemistry, Physics, A – IT

Congratulations to all our Year 11 students who have worked extraordinarily hard, every day, to make their success a reality. These results are a testament to the incredible young people of St Paul’s. Whilst much emphasis is placed on the performance of English and Mathematics, there were also some extraordinary results in non-core subjects. My thanks go to all staff for their hard work and on-going commitment and to the parents of our children for their support.

Mr A Hren (Headteacher)