More than 80 per cent gain A* to C grades at high school
STUDENTS at Cardinal Langley RC High School are celebrating another successful year.
Students achieved success in a wide range of subjects with more than 80 per cent achieving A* to C grades in art, biology, business studies, chemistry, French, BTEC health and social care, history, ICT, physical education, BTEC sport, textiles and BTEC travel and tourism.
The school says so many subjects have continued to perform significantly above national expectations, despite nationwide changes this year.
The majority of subjects are still graded alphabetically and in these subjects 70 per cent of all grades were A* to C with 20 per cent at A* or A.
The school also achieved an impressive 99 per cent overall pass rate.
This year saw the introduction of the new 1 to 9 grading system for English and maths which means it isn’t possible to make any direct comparison with previous years, however 63 per cent of the grades were 4 or above, which is described by the government as a new pass.
The top achievers were Vanessa Luamba, Matthew Hadcroft, Rebecca Marson, Emily Whitehead, Jodie Cullen, Aimee-Leigh Halliday, Joshua Corcoran and John Coogan.
Headteacher Andrew Bridson, said: “Our students have once again achieved some amazing results and thoroughly deserve their success.
“It is a pity that the national headlines are about government changes rather than student performance but we are proud of how they have coped with the new curriculum.”
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Cardinal Langley student Vanessa Luamba: got one grade nine, one A* three As, three Bs, one grade six and one grade four.
John Coogan got two grade nines, one grade eight and six A* grades
Emily Whitehead got one A*, four As, two grade 7s, one grade 6 and a C.