St Chad's Year 11 Make the Grade!

gcseresults2015 1Following on from some superb A Level results last week, St Chad’s 198 year 11 students notched up an overall GCSE 5 or more A*-C pass rate of 50% with an overall pass rate of 98%. These results mean that there is a large number of students eligible to progress to Sixth Form studies.

Executive Principal, Tony Billings, said ‘There are some exceptional individual results which compare well with the best schools in the country’. The highest performing male student was Kieran Dorcey with 9 GCSEs at A*-A grades and the highest performing female student was Danielle Pearson with 8 GCSEs at A*-A and 2 at B grades

Kieran said, “I am delighted with my results and am looking forward to studying science and maths in the sixth form”.

Special congratulations are due to students of all abilities and especially to the following high flyers who gained 9 or more GCSEs at grades A*-B:

  • Vanya Barzilova
  • Shannon Corcoran
  • Daniel Ellis
  • Evan Fray
  • Lydia Guttridge
  • Emma Litva-Bailey
  • Lucy McGrellis
  • Caitlin Miller
  • Charlotte Smith
  • Abbie Swain

Vanya, who is one of our EAL students said, “When I arrived in year 8 my English was limited but with the help of the excellent staff at St Chad’s I have excelled in my studies.”

Also worthy of special mention are the following students for making outstanding progress:

  • Megan Briggs
  • Isaac Garner
  • Derryn Gibney
  • Amy Griffiths
  • Hannah Heesom
  • Padraic Ryan
  • Nathan Welch

We are also proud of our students who have had to overcome obstacles or challenges and have achieved their targets.

Well done to the GCSE Class of 2015.

Uniform Update

May we thank our new parents for their support following the communication about our school uniform. Year 7 parents who have purchased a black pinafore can now exchange this for a grey one. To receive a full exchange the garment must be in the same condition as it was when it was purchased. Any garment that has undergone any alterations will NOT be exchanged. Please ensure you take your receipt to the store with you. You may exchange your garment/s from the 17/08/2015.

If however, you have made alterations, you are no longer able to exchange the garment/s. The school realises this may cause concern for parents sending their child in September in a black pinafore. Please be assured that if you have purchased a black pinafore and have made alterations to it then it will be permissible for your child to wear it to school in September. Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs D Burke
Head of School

St Chad’s Sixth Form students raise the bar again!

alevel3Students this year have achieved an excellent set of results in their A Levels. The results are the best in recent years and this consistent improvement on previous years confirms the finding from our recent OFSTED report where inspectors said “Sixth Form students have good attitudes to learning and want to do well.”      

The results have ensured that all students are progressing to the university of their choice this year, to an apprenticeship or have secured employment. 22.4% of students achieved A*-B grades, including several students achieving the highest grade of A*, and an overall pass rate of 97.1% A*-E.

alevel2Many students performed exceptionally well including:

  • Sara Malas: A*A*A in Polish, Psychology and Mathematics and will read Psychology at Birmingham University
  • Patrick Holmes: amongst Patrick’s excellent results he achieved an A* in Sociology which he will study at Liverpool John Moores University
  • Chloe Ryan: BBB in English language and Literature, Biology and Chemistry and will read Biology and English at Liverpool University
  • Olivia Tringham: ABC in English Language literature, Theatre studies and Music. Olivia is going on to study at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music.

Many students also went on to achieve BBC grades, which is testimony to their commitment.  Mrs Burke, Head of School, said “We are delighted with this year’s results which reflect the hard work of all students and staff."  Overall the vast majority of our students have done superbly well, we congratulate them all and wish them every success for the future.