GCSE Results 2019

The English Martyrs Catholic School and Sixth Form College are celebrating another excellent set of GCSE results.  Mirroring our excellent Sixth Form results last week, this year’s Progress 8 (value-added) at GCSE looks to be one of the best the school has ever had. The students have collectively achieved a total of sixty-five grade 9’s (or A** in the old grading system) and more than 1 in 5 of the total grades awarded were grade 7-9 (or A – A** in previous years). This places our Higher Attaining students in the top 20% for the country and, like last year, our value-added for all students is in line with the national expectation/averages.

There were many phenomenal individual performances from the class of 2019 and here’s a highlight:

Our top-performing female student, Rosie Tindall, was delighted to open her results and see she had achieved eight grade 9’s and 2 grade 8’s. An outstanding set of results which will not be bettered by many across the country.

Our highest achieving boy, Max Strelitz, was overjoyed to see six grade 9’s, three grade 8’s and one grade 7 when he opened his all-important envelope this morning.  A collection of grades that he was extremely proud of.

Other top performers included Katherine Mulvey and Molly Marshall who both achieved ten GCSE’s each at grade 7 and above with Luke Stokle, Lucy Moran and Josh Lyon also obtaining results made up with a majority of the top grades. 

There were many more fabulous results and it has been a great day with lots of joy and smiling faces.  The class of 2019 have done themselves very proud.

Headteacher, Stephen Hammond, said he was proud of what the students had achieved. He said: “There has been a national push from the DfE for schools to improve the performance of boys against girls and students who are disadvantaged compared to non-disadvantaged students.”

“We are delighted that our three areas which have been identified as areas to improve have all improved significantly from last year.”

“Our boys, our disadvantaged students and our Higher Attaining students have performed much better than last year which is a solid platform on which to aim even higher next year in our new school building.”


Performance Measure2017 Results2018 Results
Progress 8-0.39-0.13
Attainment 84.74.8
Level 5+ for English & Maths48%46.2%
% entered for English EBacc18%33.8%
% achieved English EBacc at level 5+12%17%
% of students staying in Education or Employment after Year 1187%Not Yet Available

A Level Results 2019

Students, staff, governors and directors at The English Martyrs Catholic School and Sixth Form College are celebrating another very successful year – one of the best in its history. We are very proud of all of our students and their individual successes. As in previous years, our destinations data is second to none and every student who applied to university has secured a place.

An Average points score per entry of 34.79 has given the college a Value added score of +0.13 – our best ever! One in every five grades were at A*/A and half of all grades were at A*/B. 7 separate subjects secured A* grades and 23 subjects had a 100% pass rate. There has been much discussion in the media about the new Maths specification and the degree of difficulty in the revised specification. Our students secured 2 A*s; 4 A’s and 10 B’s which is an incredible achievement. Other notable subject areas were Art and Design in which 90% of grades across three subject disciplines were at A*/B and A Level Law which secured 75% A*/B.

Once again, we are proud that many of our students have chosen to pursue degrees and careers in the health care profession. After achieving A* in Biology, A* in Chemistry and an A grade in Maths, Caleb Corney is pursuing a degree in Medicine at Southampton University. Both Georgia Henderson and Lucy Tindall are able to fulfil their dreams of studying Midwifery after securing excellent grades in their A levels. First, however, Lucy is looking forward to her planned gap year which will see her teaching English in Thailand. A number of our students are following their vocation by heading into the field of Nursing. Isabella Jackson leaves us to study Nursing after securing Distinction, A, C in Health and Social Care, Psychology and English Literature.

Jake Bennett, who joined us from St Hild’s School achieved an A* in Maths with A grades in Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry. Jake had a number of options open to him but has chosen to embark upon a ‘degree apprenticeship’ with Atkins Engineering and we wish him well with this fantastic opportunity.

Kate Adamson, Lois Joynt and Paul Lee have all completed a seven-year journey with us, after joining us in Year 7. Kate is leaving us with two A* grades in Maths and Biology and an A in Chemistry. She plans to pursue a Chemistry degree at Northumbria University. Passionate about History and Politics, Lois moves on to Sheffield to study these subjects at degree level after securing three A grades in Psychology, English Language and History. Paul is looking forward to immersing himself in the culture of South Korea before he takes up his place at Newcastle University to study Economics after achieving A grades in Chemistry, Maths and Business.

Georgina Parvin Guerreiro leaves us with an excellent set of results: A* in Religious Studies, A in History and A in English Language. She is looking forward to delving deeper into the study of Theology at Durham University with the ambition of pursuing a career in publishing. 

Headteacher Stephen Hammond said: “We are extremely proud of all of our students. We are pleased that they are able to pursue their intended pathways, which includes places at some of the most prestigious universities, on highly competitive degree courses, including Medicine, and on higher level apprenticeships. I want to take this opportunity to thank the students and staff for all of their hard work and I wish them good luck in the future”.

There are a selection of photos in the Gallery

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