Amazing 2018 GCSE results

GCSE 2018

In the last few weeks, both A Level and GCSE students have attained some of the highest overall scores in the school’s 122 year history.   GCSE attainment last year was in the top 8% nationally, and this year’s cohort has set a new school record for provisional value added; placing the school in the highest bracket for progress and value added.  The students scored an enormous number of 9s across all subjects – including one student, Matthew who achieved a clean sweep of 9s – an achievement which puts him inside the top 0.002% in the country.  Matthew is returning to St. Mary’s to join the record-breaking Sixth Form and will study Maths, Further Maths and Physics. 


Head Teacher Mr Andrew Celano was quick to recognise the hard work and diligence of the students.  “To break school records in consecutive years at A Level and GCSE reflects the dedication and talent of our students, underpinned by huge support from our parents and the wider community” he said.  “Success is measured in many ways; we value the full development of all at St Mary’s but there is no doubt that these academic results are a highly important indicator of excellence.”


“In addition, I would like to single out and praise the skill of our amazing teaching and support staff.  I am sure pupils and parents would be the first to acknowledge the support and skills of the teaching and support team here.  With £5.1m invested in new school buildings - brand new Science labs now fully operational and 10 new classrooms being opened from September - we are determined to maintain and improve the opportunities for students.”

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