Year 11 students at Ellesmere Port Catholic High achieved ‘record breaking’ GCSE results.
More than 61% of pupils who completed their GCSEs at the school achieved 5 or more A*-C grades including English and mathematics, representing the best results in the school’s history.
74% of pupils achieved five or more GCSEs at A*-C in any subject and 20% of all entries resulted in an A* or A grade.
A major success story was the English department, where more than 90% of pupils achieved A*-C, eclipsing the national average of 65%.
100% of pupils achieved A*-C in textiles, biology and Polish. History, French, Spanish, ICT, art, psychology, physics and chemistry all ensured that more than 80% of pupils achieved a C or better.
Headteacher Caroline Vile said: “I am immensely proud of the students who have achieved so much in the last two years and of the staff who have guided and supported them in their journey.
“I am delighted that we have managed to achieve record breaking results, ensuring that our students shine in the future, whether they go on to our sixth form or into training. At a time when standards at GCSE are tightening, we are ensuring our pupils are driven to excel.
“This represents a remarkable turnaround for a school that just 21 months ago was judged to be inadequate and placed into special measures by OFSTED.”
The school has remained in local authority control and was judged to be ‘good’ by OFSTED following an inspection in June this year.
A number of individual pupils achieved outstanding results:
- Anna Stones achieved 8 A*s and 2 As
- Rosie Webber reached 4 A*s, 6 As and 1 B
- Daniel Hubbard scored 4 A*s and 6 As
- Georgia Wells got 3 A*s and 8 As
- Grace Ashworth received 3 A*s and 7 As
- Richard Wilks received 3 A*s, 6 As, 1 B and a C
- There were also successes in the school’s vocational subjects:
- Tom Belsten achieved a double merit in construction, along with 5As, 3Bs and a C at GCSE.
- Karina Braun achieved the elite distinction star in ICT application skills.
- Callum Thelwell achieved a distinction and a merit in science
- Isabelle Scott achieved a distinction and a merit in health and social care
- Jack Roberts achieved a merit and a pass in construction
- Abigail Evason achieved two merits in science
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