Re­sults are plain sail­ing at col­lege

Macclesfield Express - - GCSE RESULTS -

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.”

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