Mrs Hainsworth, Headteacher, said that she is absolutely thrilled with this year’s GCSE results.
‘In a year of great uncertainty, the students here at St Monica’s have achieved some phenomenal GCSE results and these will be my last set of examination results for the school. Staff and pupils were working against a backdrop of new challenging examination systems, unknown grade boundaries and rigorous assessment. Once again, the students of St Monica’s have risen to this challenge and have proved what an incredibly conscientious, inspirational and dedicated group of young people they are.
I am absolutely thrilled that 13 students in the year group were awarded the highly esteemed grade 9 in English Language, English Literature or Maths. This ranks them as some of the highest achieving students in the country. Amazingly, our student of the year, Aisling O’Hare, achieved a grade 9 in all three subjects! A further 19 students achieved 9 A / A* grades which also deserve recognition.
Our examination results are consistently high and examination success is spread across the whole school. I am delighted that 73% of our 209 pupils achieved a grade 4 or above in both Maths and English, which is an increase of 8% on last year. History, Geography and PE all achieved excellent results. Once again, in English, examination results were exceptional with 27% of all pupils achieving a grade 7 – 9 (A/A*)
I offer my congratulations to all our pupils, their families, their teachers and support staff and thank the governors and members of our community and parishes who have encouraged and supported our students along this journey.
School Performance (2017 information to follow)
GCSE Results for 2016
- Attainment 8 score 53.1
- Progress 8 score - 0.01
- 66% of pupils achieved A* - C in English and Maths GCSE
- 64% of pupils achieved 5+ A*-C including English & Maths GCSE
- 75% of pupils achieved 5+ A*-C
- 39% of pupils achieved the English Baccalaureate
- 88% of pupils made expected progress in English
- 62% of pupils made expected progress in Maths
This measures the number of pupils who either stayed in education or went into employment after year 11 (after key stage 4).
The data published in October 2016 is for pupils who finished year 11 in 2014, which is the most recent data currently available.
Pupils going on to Education and employment after Key Stage 4 96%