After their long summer break the waiting was over for 183 students at St Gregory the Great Catholic School as they celebrated their GCSE results. This year’s students are the first cohort to take the new GCSEs, which were reformed as part an attempt to inject rigour into the qualifications. Overall 52% of students achieved a level 4 or above and equally the same percentage was achieved in Maths for level 4 and above.

We would like to congratulate all of our students, some of whom have done exceptionally well. Among the top performers celebrating were Eva Zhang Garcia-Valcarcel who achieved two A grades for AS Spanish and Chinese, two A* grades, one A grade, seven grade 9 and three grade 8. Heidi Bough achieved grade 9 in six subjects. Others including, Amnah Shah, Andrea Reyes, William Fitzgerald and Emily Green achieved a number of grade 8 and 9s between them. Sedra Kako who recently arrived from Syria as one of our EAL students did particularly well with grades ranging from 5 – 8 as well as an A*.

Mr Tucker said, “It’s great for the teachers to see how delighted the students are when they open their results envelopes; it certainly makes all the hard work worthwhile. These results are definitely their reward for at least two years of hard work. I know the students will want to join with me in thanking all their teachers – and their parents who have supported them and the school the whole time they were working on their exams.”