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School Improvement and ‘top results sustained at St Michaels Summer 2014’

St Michaels GCSE Examination Results – Summer 2014

Students at St Michael’s Catholic College have once again achieved outstanding GCSE results this summer. 76% of the Year 11 cohort succeeded in attaining 5 or more A*–C grades including English and Maths while 88% achieved 5 or more A*– C grades. 53% of students achieved an English Baccalaureate qualification, which exceeded the schools target, and is well above national average.

We are especially proud of all of these achievements as they are based on one exam entry; do not include any retakes and occurred within all the political changes introduced by central Government over the last year. We are delighted that students and staff concentrated on the real business of teaching and learning thereby enabling all pupils to achieve their potential and beyond.

Students particularly excelled in:

GCSE A*-C grades

Maths 84%
English 82%
Science (core) 94%
Science (additional) 85%
History 82%
Product Design 93%
Textiles 100%
Drama 91%
Business 82%
Music 100%
French 92%
Spanish 91%

BTEC
Science 100%
PE 100%
Business 100%

Success Stories

Daniel

Daniel joined us in Year 7, settled well and chose a good range of GCSEs in Year 9. Quietly confident with a dry sense of humour he became an integral part of his form and well respected as a prefect. This summer he attained 14 GCSEs with 12 at A/A* grades.

Tiwalade

Tiwalade joined us from overseas in Year 8 and was welcomed as a bright and friendly girl. Her academic efforts have been exemplary and she has shown herself to be a good role model for younger students. Working consistently hard in lessons throughout her time here has led to Tiwalade achieving 11 GCSEs with 5 at a*/A grades.

Tailored Intervention Leads to Excellent Progression

A valued member of our Student Leadership Team and making outstanding progress Megan attained 10 GCSEs with 7 A* – B grades. Her determination and willingness to put in the extra effort to excel has been rewarded.

Great All-Round Achievement

A talented dancer; Taylor’s has contributed well to the Expressive Arts Faculty and in particular singing and choreography in our production of Grease the Musical. In addition to extra-curricular commitments Taylor excelled academically gaining 13 GCSEs with 11 A* and As.

Talent Spotted and a Fantastic Parent-School Partnership

Archie’s love of music was spotted in year 7 and he soon found a home in our Music Department. He first began learning saxophone and piano in school and within three years attained Grade 5 in both. Recommended by St Michael’s and with support from his parents, Archie gained a place to study Jazz Piano at The Centre for Young Musicians; a division of The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. A talented composer and confident instrumentalist Archie gained an A* in the performance aspect of his GCSE Music. In all he attained13 GCSE’s with 8 As and A*s.