'Many great success stories' at St Katherine's, says headteacher
PUBLISHED: 10:04 22 August 2019 | UPDATED: 12:53 22 August 2019
St Katherine's School says its GCSE students have performed extremely well despite facing 'tougher' exams this year.
Teenagers opened their results at about 9.30am this morning (Thursday) in Pill.
More than half of them gained a 4 pass mark in five subjects, including English and maths.
MORE: Follow GCSE exam results live.
Justin Humphreys, headteacher, said: "Another great set of results for the students and teachers at St Katherine's who have continued to take on the challenges of the new curriculum and assessments.
"Their dedication and hard work alongside unwavering support from families and St Katherine's committed staff has delivered some great results for our pupils.
"There are many great success stories and the headlines and statistics do not do justice to the achievements of individuals who have overcome challenges showing tremendous resilience and determination along their journey.
"I am proud of each and every one and wish all our wonderful young people every success as they take their next steps."
Several individuals achieved tremendous results.
Wren Talbot-Ponsonby got eight grade 9s - the highest mark possible - putting her among the top 0.5 per cent of students in the country.
Seven other students achieved grade 9s in five subjects and nothing lower than a grade 7 in the others.