St. Katherine's reaches 90% after six successive years of improvement
By blakesymesc | Thursday, August 25, 2011, 16:33
St. Katherine's School in Ham Green, near Bristol is celebrating its best-ever GCSE results today. Everyone at the school is absolutely delighted to learn that an incredible 90% of students achieved five or more A* to C grades – the highest ever achieved by a North Somerset school. 37% of students achieved three or more A* or A grades.
The school has now had six years of strong improvement since 2005 when 50% achieved five good GCSEs. Year on year St. Katherine's has seen its results improve from 50%, to 52%, to 58%, 69%, 70% and 82% last year. These improvements are an outstanding achievement for the school.
Outstanding individual GCSE performers include:
• Amy Harris 10 A*s, 6 As
• Tom Armstrong 7 A*s, 4 As
• Alex Perkins 6 A*s, 4 As
• Jodie Richardson 6 A*s, 4 As
• Hannah Tirbooman 6 A*s, 4 As
• Taryn Chilton 6 A*s, 2 As
• Ellie McGurk 5 A*s, 7 As
• Rowan Newman 5 A*s, 7 As
• Dan Moreton 5 A*s, 5 As
• Montana Mulzac 4 A*s, 8 As
• Isabel Sharp 4 A*s, 7 As
• Hannah Smith 4 A*s, 6 As
• Louise Rowbotham 4 A*s, 5 As
• Bethany Howe 4 A*s, 5 As
Amongst the top achievers were two sets of twins.
• Lucy Carleton 4 A*s, 7 As and Rosie Carleton 4 A*s, 3 As
• Ben Stagg 3 A*s, 9 As and Luke Stagg 3 A*s, 8 As
Headteacher Stephanie Quayle said: "This school year has been an incredibly successful one for St. Katherine's School as we saw the opening of our brilliant hospitality facility and student-led community restaurant, an excellent Ofsted report and outstanding A level results last week. Today's GCSE results, with 90% of students achieving five good GCSEs, top all these achievements."
As a specialist science college, the school is particularly pleased with today's science results where 100% of students who took GCSE Triple Science were awarded A* - C grades in Biology, Physics and Chemistry and 75% of those who took double award science achieved two or more A*-C grades. Over 50% of students achieved A*-C grades for Maths and English.
St. Katherine's is a national lead school for Gifted and Talented work and are really pleased to see that today more than one in every three students achieved three or more A* or A grades. Headteacher Stephanie Quayle added: "We are delighted that these results reflect outstanding performances by a very large number of students. The students and staff at St. Katherine's worked exceptionally hard this year and deserve to be hugely proud of their achievements."