There was good news for St Mary’s students who produced a pleasing set of results in their GCSE examinations this year. Results showed significant improvements across all measures compared to last year and were at or above national average across the board. Students performed particularly well in English with 78% of students achieving a grade C or above and a solid performance in Maths ensured that 58% of students achieved a grade A*-C in both English and Maths.
Head teacher Simon Eccles praised students saying: “I would like to congratulate our students for their hard work and achievements this year. With continued turbulence and changes to examinations nationally I am pleased that results have improved and are in line with National expectations. On the back of a superb set of A level results last week this shows that the picture is very positive at St Mary’s.”
With 126 A* and A grades between them sixteen students opened their results to reveal a stunning set of GCSEs . A number of the group consisting of Jonathan McMahon, Matthew Jones, Alice Townsend, Tierney O’Rourke, Grace Couzins, Jessica Hill, Ann Premkumar, Monica Brownwood, Nathan Leahy, Robert Dowling, Molly Barnes, Sheenam Verna, Jacob Hall, Nancy Collinge, Kyle O’Neill and Fathima Kizhakkayil are pictured receiving their all important envelopes.
A delighted Monica said: “All of the hard work has finally paid off. I feel thrilled with my results and am looking forwards to my next chapter at St Mary’s Sixth Form. I appreciate all of the staffs hard work over the past 5 years, St Mary’s Catholic Academy is an incredible school and the Year 11 results portray this”. Grace added: “9As and an A*I am delighted with my results, it was all worthwhile and I couldn’t have done it without the support of the St Mary’s staff, they have been truly amazing.” “I am so happy with my results; I wouldn’t have achieved such good results without the ongoing support and effort of the fantastic teachers. I am staying at St Mary’s due to the superb teachers and the hope of gaining such good results again,” commented Tierney.
Any Y11 student with 5+ A*-Cs including English & Maths, from either St Mary’s or any other local secondary schools, who would like to join our thriving Sixth Form please contact Mrs Murray (Head of Sixth Form) on 01253 396286 or alternatively complete an online application on the Academy’s website.