Results are plain sailing at college
ALL Hallows Catholic College students excelled in their GCSE exams this year.
In total 76 percent of students gained five or more GCSEs at A* to C and 95.5 per cent gained five or more passes. An incredible 29 students their GCSEs.
The news follows on from the Sixth Form pupils finding out they had done the same in their A level gained eight or more A*/A passes.
The results add to the excellent A Level results received last week, which placed All Hallows in the top 400 schools nationally and as the highest in Cheshire.
One of the school’s biggest success stories is athletic pupil Natasha Raymund Jayadev, who attained nine A grades while also being selected to represent Malaysia in Gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games.
Natasha was understandably ‘over the moon’ with her results. She said: “On top of spending hours and hours perfecting my gymnastic skills I made sure that I kept up with all of my GCSE work and achieved A grades. examinations last Thursday. A stunning 82 percent of students achieved the benchmark figure of five or more A* to C grades including English and maths, with 35 per cent of entries being graded at A*/A.
And in total, 39 of the brainy group managed to attain nine or more A*/A grades in their exams.
In addition, 40 per cent of students achieved the English Baccalaureate
“I’m really happy, as are my teachers and mum and dad who have supported me throughout.”
UK national sailing champion Hannah Bristow was also amongst the highest A*/A achievers, also proving that a combination of sports and academic achievement can go hand in hand.
Another student, Tom Bowers, has just returned from a high flyers UK Challenge Mathematics summer school at Oxford University. He said: “I’m really pleased with my results and I’m looking forward to doing Maths and further maths in All Hallows’ Sixth Form.”
Clockwise from left: Hannah Bristow; Pupils celebrate their results qualification.
Principal Peter Rubery praised his students and their teachers for their hard work and service to the school: “Every student deserves praise for their hard work and commitment.
“This remarkable cohort made a tremendous contribution to school life and was a pleasure to teach.
“They should be proud of smashing a number of records and achieving their ambitions for post 16 study or work.
“We wish all our students well and look forward to welcoming the many students who have chosen to join the Sixth form in their stunning new facility in September.”