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25 August 2018

GCSE Success at St Ignatius College

CONGRATULATIONS to students at St Ignatius College on achieving superb GCSE results this summer when nearly all qualifications were reformed and reported on the new scale 1-9. We are delighted with students’ achievements: 73% achieved grade 4 and above in both English and Maths 50% achieved grade 5 and above in both English and Maths English 81% achieved grade 4- 9 68% achieved grade 5- 9 Maths 77% achieved grade 4- 9 54% achieved grade 5- 9 We are especially pleased with the number of higher grades across a range of subjects. Students achieved grades 7-9 as follows: Physics (57%), Biology (37%), Chemistry (37%), Music (30%), PE (27%), Maths (24%). We are very proud of each individual child and their own personal achievements. Today was a day to celebrate the hard work and commitment of students and staff. There were some superb individual performances with one student achieving 6 grade 9, and other students achieving all grade 7 - 9. We are exceptionally proud of the support and pastoral care that students receive and of our partnership with parents. The Headteacher Mary O’Keeffe, said “I am delighted that so many individual pupils have achieved outstanding personal performance. I congratulate them and I thank all the staff who have worked tirelessly to make this possible. Above all, I thank our parents for their continued support of their sons, our pupils. It is only in working in partnership that we achieve such success.”
16 August 2018


Congratulations to our Year 13 students and their teachers on achieving superb results this summer in this first year of reformed A levels. We are incredibly proud of their achievements and delighted that the hard work and dedication of students and staff has culminated in such success. These excellent results mean that our students now have greater life choices and can access their university courses and apprenticeships. There were some exceptional results in specific subject areas. In Maths and Politics, 67% achieved A*-B. In RE, 100% achieved A*/A and in Physics, 50% achieved A*/A. In Chemistry, 60% achieved A*-B, in Economics, 48% achieved A*-B and in History, 56% achieved A*-B. There were also some outstanding individual performances and students will be taking up places to begin their studies in subjects such as Economics, Medicine, Physics and Law, to name but a few. Good luck to all our Year 13 students as they embark on the next stage of their life journey. They will remain part of our community and will be in our thoughts and prayers as they go into the world and make their mark. “I am delighted with our year 13 students, not just because of their superb results but also because they are fine young men and women who I am confident will go on to make a significant contribution to society. It is wonderful that they have the qualifications they need to access the universities and courses of their choice. They are superb role models for our younger students and a credit to their families. I am also extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of our staff who have gone above and beyond to support our students and enable them to achieve such success.” Mary O’Keeffe Headteacher

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