The hard work and dedication of students and staff at All Hallows’ Catholic College in the face of the reformed GCSE examinations have paid off.
All Hallows’ students have achieved outstanding results in the class of 2018; 82% of students achieved five or more GCSE standard passes including English and Mathematics (grades 9-4), and students of all abilities have made good progress, given their starting points. 90% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in English and 82% in Mathematics. Student performance at the highest grades was excellent, with 37 students achieving the coveted grade 9 in at least one of their examinations, whilst 13.7% of all grades were at either a grade 8 or 9.
Head of Year, Sophie Thomason, said ‘We are absolutely delighted with the results. Our students have done so well, coping with all the changes. We are so pleased their hard work has paid off.’
The highest performing student was Louis Hill, who achieved grade 9 in all 10 of his examinations. Six students achieved 5 or more grade 9s in total; Aidan Arch, Jack Croker, Rosa Hart, Louis Hill, Alexander Insley and Tommaso Palo.
Louis Hill said, ‘I’m really surprised as I hadn’t expected to do so well’.
The achievements in our vocational subjects has been excellent and this year also saw three students taking the Higher Project Qualification as part of a programme for higher ability students: Aidan Arch, Alexander Insley and Conor Maguinness.
Acting Principal, Peter Nickson said, ‘These results are a testament to the hard work and dedication of both staff and pupils. They reflect the quality of teaching and learning at All Hallows, which has been one of the pillars of the success of the College for many years. Most importantly, individual students will now have opportunities in life opened up, as a result of strong GCSE and BTEC results. As well as values, this is one of the core aims of education, one which we work very hard at, and is a journey which we feel very honoured to have shared with the students and their parents and carers’.
Chair of Governors, Jacqui Feely said, ‘We are very proud and grateful for the hard work of students and staff, which have led to these wonderful results. Thank you to everyone for their dedication and devotion to the academic success and welfare of our young people’