GCSE results day: St Katherine’s School ‘proud’ of pupils’ results

PUBLISHED: 15:06 20 August 2020

St Katherine's School pupils celebrating their results. Picture: Beth Gorman

St Katherine's School pupils celebrating their results. Picture: Beth Gorman

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St Katherine’s School students capped off a challenging academic year by picking up their GCSE results today (Thursday).

Teenagers opened their results at the school, in Pill, this morning.

The percentage of results graded 9-7 was 25 percent, 64 per cent of students achieved results graded 9-5, while 83 per cent bagged grades from 9-4.

Last year, more than half of students gained a 4 pass mark in five subjects, including English and maths.

A-level results: St Katherine’s celebrates improved figures.

Justin Humphreys, headteacher, said: “Congratulations to year 11 on their results. The unique awarding process this year should take nothing away from the hard work and commitment our students have shown towards their studies over recent years.

“We are deeply proud of their achievements and grateful for the unwavering support from families and our committed St Katherine’s staff. The changing circumstances surrounding the results this year have made it challenging for everyone concerned with the results.

“We continue to focus our efforts on ensuring all students have clarity and understanding alongside their results and to secure their chosen future pathway. There are many great success stories again this year allowing students to progress onto their next pathway.

“The achievements of individuals reflect tremendous resilience and determination along their journey.

“We wish all our students every success as they take their next steps.”
Late changes to the grading systems meant Centre Assessed Grades (CAG) have resulted in slightly higher grades than previous years.

Mr Humphreys added: “We acknowledge the awarding of CAGs has improved the situation for many young people and we are delighted and relieved for them. However, the lack of standardisation across schools remains a concern.

“Our focus is on ensuring all students secure their pathway and we look forward to the final tranche of vocational results being confirmed.”


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