We are delighted that our year 11 students have once again done themselves proud. They have successfully taken on the stretching new English and Maths 9-1 GCSE qualifications and we are pleased that a number of our students have achieved the new gold star of grade 9 which is even harder to reach than the A*. We have seen a 100% pass rate in Maths and a 99% pass rate in English. In the last year of traditional GCSE A*-C grades before we see almost all subjects move to 9-1 in 2018 we see another rise in our overall A*-C pass rate which is a fitting farewell to the established grading system. The vast majority of our students are now able to successfully embark on the next stage of their education or training and we congratulate them on doing so well after their 5 years of hard work. We are particularly proud of Ellie Auty, Luke Bailey, Brandon Orriss, Selen Bekir, Klaudia Bilicz, Gemma Halliwell-Redvers, Patrycja Jochem, Jessica Skyrme and Andrew Deguzman who have all achieved outstanding results.
Key performance indicators:
Strong pass (New grade 5) in English 38%
Strong pass (New grade 5) in Maths 42%
Strong pass (New grade 5) in English and Maths 26%
Mrs Helen Seddon, Headteacher explains the secret of Our Lady’s continued success:-
‘We are a close family school and the support in place for all our students, gives them any additional help they may need to achieve beyond their expectations. All schools aspire to do this but Our Lady’s is remarkable because it succeeds with students of all abilities. Very importantly, we do not reduce our students’ focus down solely to exam success, we encourage them to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities and we believe this helps our students become the confident, caring young people that they are.’