Examinations and Results
GCSE Exam success in 2018
Congratulations to all students from St Bernard’s, who have received their GCSE results. It was uplifting to see so many students rewarded for their hard work and commitment during their time at St Bernard’s, over the last 5 years. St Bernard’s remains dedicated to achieving academic excellence, whilst instilling the values of love, forgiveness, compassion and service, to all members of our school community.
This year’s results see a move to the new 9-1 grading system, in the majority of subjects. Grades 9 and 8 are roughly equivalent to the old A* grade. A grade 7 is equivalent to an A grade. A grade 4 (roughly equivalent to a C) is a standard pass and a grade 5 a good pass.
99.1% of students achieved grades 9-4 grades in English and Mathematics
91.4% of students achieved grades 9-5 in English and Mathematics
52.6% of students achieved grades 9-7 in English and Mathematics
100% of students achieved Grade 4+ in Maths and 99.1% achieved Grade 4+ in English
56% of all grades were grades 9, 8, 7, A* or A
32% of all grades were 9, 8 or A*
In Science, 75% of students gained grades 9-7 (equivalent to A*-A) with 48% of gaining grades 9 and 8 and 28% gaining grade 9.
In RE, 76% of students gained grades 9-7 (equivalent to A*-A), with 60% of students gaining grades at grade 9-8 and 35% gaining grades at grade 9.
Head of Year 11, Mrs Stiles commented; “I am extremely proud of the Year 11 students and all they have accomplished. The GCSE results reflect their hard work, progress, determination and motivation to succeed. Year 11 can now celebrate their achievements and move on to the next stage of their academic career. Year 11 has always been a generous year group, who have contributed their time and talents to help the school community. I wish them the best of luck in the future.”
There were some truly outstanding individual successes including:
- Amelia Pallister: who gained 8 grade 9s and 2 grade 8s.
- Robyn Dennis: who gained 6 grade 9s and 3 grade 8s.
- Jovan Xavier: who gained 6 grade 9s and 3 grade 8s.
- Kate Godsmark: who gained 6 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s and 2 grade 7s.
- Alice Kane: who gained 6 grade 9s, 1 grade 8 and 2 grade 7s.
- Sameer Maman: who gained 6 grade 9s, 1 grade 8 and 2 grade 7s.
- Roberto Lucci: who gained 5 grade 9s and 4 grade 8s.
Roberto Lucci (5 grade 9s and 4 grade 8s) commented “I’m just happy I got good results, I did a lot better than expected!”
Alice Hodge(3 grade 9s and 3 grade 8s) commented “I’m so happy, I wasn’t expecting what I got. I’m really relieved and really happy!”
Students Celebrate Exceptional A Level results in 2018.
The outgoing Year 13 students of St Bernard’s received their A Level results today and were able to celebrate an impressive set of grades. As a school, we are very pleased with their achievements which are a testament to the diligence and approach to learning that they have shown over the last two years. The results show an improvement from last year, with a 100% pass rate. This is significant, considering the increased demand from the new A Level specifications which have been examined for the first time this year in many subjects.
There has also been an improvement in the number of students gaining 3 A*-B grades, which has nearly doubled from 2017-18, with almost 50% of students gaining 3 A*- B grades. In addition, 33.5% of all grades were at A*- A grades with 85.8% of grades being A*- C. The vast majority of subjects gained at least 50% of their grades at A*- B grades. English results were impressive with 25% of students gaining an A* grades.
Mrs Seagrove, Head of Sixth Form said; “I am delighted for all our students. They have worked very hard and deserve the excellent results. Year 13 have been a credit to the school, not only in their academic results, but by how they have maintained the ethos of community spirit and service to others.”
Whilst we value the results of all our students, some were of particular note. Head Girl Jenny Sauer gained 2 A* grades and 2 A grades and is taking a gap year before hoping to take a place at Oxbridge. Head Boy Liam Danagher gained an A*,A and a B and will now study Politics and Italian at Manchester University. He said “I can’t believe we’ve come this far. These results will take a few days to sink in”.
Matthew Friend and Gabriel Rakowski both attained 4 A* grades; Matthew goes on to study Computer Science at Bristol University, whilst Gabriel will study Mathematics at Durham University. Another exceptionally high performer was Dani Ramsay, who gained 3 A* grades and will now study Medicine at Imperial College. He said “I can’t believe that it has come to the end, seven years at St Bernard’s. I can’t believe it’s ended with such success. Thank you so much to all my teachers.”
Congratulations to all our Year 13 pupils on their achievements.
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