Praise for St Katherine’s pupils

St Katherine's School GCSE results day: Some of the high-achievers with headteacher Chris Sammons.Ca

St Katherine's School GCSE results day: Some of the high-achievers with headteacher Chris Sammons.Callum Mason, Tom Cafrey, Annie Tricks, Nancy Gorley, Charlotte Palmer, Jaabir Hamdulay, Grace Arnall - Credit: supplied

ST KATHERINE’S School in Pill has seen its year 11 pupils surpass the achievements of last year’s GCSE cohort.

St Katherine's School GCSE results day

St Katherine's School GCSE results day - Credit: supplied

An impressive 52 per cent of pupils gained at least 5 A*-C grades, including English and maths, up four per cent on last year.

St Katherine's School GCSE results day

St Katherine's School GCSE results day - Credit: supplied

A total of 87 per cent gained at least 5A*-C grades overall and 80 per cent of all GCSE grades were at C or above.

St Katherine's School GCSE results day

St Katherine's School GCSE results day - Credit: supplied

All students taking vocational courses including sport, hospitality, performing arts, business, graphics and applied science achieved A*-C grades, with many receiving distinction* grades.

Headteacher Chris Sammons said: “I am thrilled with these results, having just completed my first year as headteacher, I am very proud of all our hardworking young people and staff.


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“I am delighted with the achievements of this year group, most of whom have achieved exceptional personal results.

“Individual subject results have improved across the curriculum, two thirds of students having achieved A* to C grades in English and Maths. English Literature was 88 per cent, our best ever year.”

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Some individual student performances were particularly outstanding including Ewan Mason who gained nine A*s and six As, Ned Armstrong gained eight A*s and four As and Callum Mason gained 14 A*-A grades and Tom Cafrey achieved 13.

Annie Tricks, Sarah Richards and Nancy Gorely all gained 12 A* and As. Charlotte Palmer, Tom Young, Tilly Dixon, Jaabir Hamdulay and Grace Arnall also did exceptionally well with the majority of their grades being A* and As.

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