Pupils at St Joseph’s RC High School have once again achieved enormous success and it was wonderful to see so many smiling faces as Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 opened their GCSE and A level results in August 2017 and celebrated their hard-earned successes.
A Level Success
We were delighted with the success of our year 13 students this year. In the first year of the ‘reformed’ and strengthened qualifications at A Level, our students continued to impress at each indicator. As all of our students also take the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification in addition to their A Level subjects their performance is even stronger, and this additional qualification provides students with many experiences, including the completion of a research project which will support their learning at university. 71% of our students achieved 3 or more A*-C grades and 14% achieved 3 or more A*-A grades, an increase of 4% and 5% respectively.
We are rightly very proud of these students and the staff who have worked with them throughout their time at St Joseph’s. There were many instances of individual success stories, including our highest achievers, Harriet Ebengho, Rose Evans, Grace Hedderman, Klara Matysakova, Jamie Medina, Adrian Regalado, Ana Teixeira, and Octavia Van-Tienderen, who now take up their prestigious places at university. There were also stories of individuals who through persistence and determination achieved their target grades and earned a place at the university of their choice, and a number have accepted apprenticeships with organisations across South Wales.
All students who decided to attend university have been accommodated, and now take the next step in their academic careers. We wish them every possible success and happiness for the future, and thank them for everything they have given to the school during their time with us.
Once again, our year 12 students have managed to bridge the gap between GCSE and A level with a superb set of AS results.
There were many examples of students achieving above and beyond expectations and they are now well on their way in taking their first steps towards the all important university application. Special mention must however go to the following students who all achieved a minimum of 3 A grades: Jasmine Celtel, Erin Flaherty, Alexandra Fowler, Urszula Fredrych, Erin Hawkins, Edward McCarthy and Matthew Roche. A number of our students have also spent time over the summer at the prestigious Oxford UNIQ and Sutton Trust summer schools, with others attending the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, where they will have honed their intellectual curiosity in preparation for their final year. We would also like to congratulate all of our collaborative students who had great success with us at St Joseph’s, and our students who benefitted from the opportunities and teaching offered at our partner institutions.
Again, we wish them every possible success.
We are incredibly proud of the achievements of all of our pupils who have worked so hard to earn the GCSE success we celebrated in August. Under a new set of qualifications we are delighted to report 68% of pupils achieved 5 or more A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics and 25% of pupils achieved 5 or more A*-A grades. Other outstanding results include 81% of pupils achieving the Level 2 threshold. This figure refers to the percentage of pupils achieving 5 A*-C grades and 100% of pupils achieved the Level 1 threshold. This figure refers to the percentage of pupils achieving 5 A*-E grades. These fabulous results are testament to the committed partnership between home and school and, of course, to the hard work and considerable talent of our pupils.