PRESS RELEASE GCSE RESULTS AUGUST 2018: ST BEDE’S CATHOLIC COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL AND BYRON SIXTH FORM, PETERLEE, COUNTY DURHAM.
Hot on the heels of some outstanding A-Level results, staff and students at St Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive School are once again celebrating with the release of their GCSE results. 72% of Year 11 students achieved 5 GCSEs at standard passes or above. This is an improvement of 10% on last year’s figures. 50% of students achieved a grade 5+ in either English or Maths, yet another amazing increase of 10%. In addition, we are celebrating fantastic results in our vocational subjects with a high number of students achieving a Distinction * in subjects such as Business Studies and Engineering. The progress and attainment of students at GCSE is moving St Bede’s from strength to strength as the school moves closer to its aim of becoming Outstanding.
The teachers and students have had to cope with many changes to their subjects this year and changes nationally to the examination system. Behind every set of examination results there is a personal story of hard work, commitment and resilience, which we are keen to celebrate. Despite these challenges many of our Yr 11 students achieved at least one 9 grade.
A number of students achieved an amazing 5 grade 9s – the very top grade. Student Olivia Fishwick was one of those. “I can’t believe I got 9s!” she commented as she celebrated with her sister Isobel who also did exceptionally well. There were lots of other very successful students such as Grace Hunt, who gained only grade 8 or above in all of her GCSE’s. She commented “I didn’t expect it at all! I’m both amazed and happy. These grades now allow me to go onto study Maths, Physics and Graphics at A Level.”
Executive Headteacher, Brendan Tapping commented:
“I am incredibly proud of the achievements of all of our students. We are a truly inclusive school that supports, nurtures, encourages and celebrates every single student. The dedication from the students and unwavering belief from staff of their potential, is the perfect recipe for success. Add to this the strong partnership with our parents; from attendance at revision events to making sure their children have the right working environment at home, and we have the right atmosphere for our students to achieve to the best of their abilities. We are very proud of them all.”
Places are still available for our very successful Sixth Form. Please contact the school on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information