GCSE Results Day 2016
There was much excitement on the morning of Thursday, 25 August as pupils came into school to collect their GCSE results.
Chair of Governors, Mr Meadows, said he was elated that examination results at the School had ‘held up’ despite a plethora of changes and new national performance indicators introduced recently. Mr Meadows said, “I think it is difficult to compare performance year on year when there are so many changes being introduced. The proportion of our pupils gaining 5 A*-C grades including English and Mathematics is at 54% - which was a better result than the governors had been expecting and will keep us at the top of league tables.”
Ms Warriner, Head of Year 11 said, “I am particularly chuffed that overall progress has exceeded expectations and the targets that were set. This will mean a positive Progress 8 score and reflects the assiduous application of the students and the support of staff.”
Mr Rowland said, “The reason for our success at St Thomas More is the strong partnership with parents. They understand that getting good results is a joint effort and a labour of love.”
Mr Bent, Head of Teaching and Learning, said, “The good profile of results shows progress for pupils across the ability range. It is gratifying to have students with strings of A and A* grades including Mary Habte (4 A*s and 6 As), Rebecca Rojo Gihwet (4 A*s and 5 As) and Lydia Vacarro (2 A*s and 6As) to name but three. However we are equally pleased about those pupils who find learning challenging and have exceeded their targets.”
Mr Tissot, Executive Headteacher said, “I am very proud of the students and staff for the immense amount of effort that was made last year. On the back of excellent A Level results last week we will continue to expand our roll to meet demand”.
L-R in photo: : Rebecca Rojo Gihwet, Lydia Vaccaro and Mary Habte.