Examinations and Results
Examination & Results 2020
GCSE Results Headlines 2020
The school celebrates the outstanding academic achievements of our Year 11 students.
St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School celebrates the exceptional results achieved by our Year 11 students. 99% of students gained a grade 5 in English and Mathematics, with 66% gaining grade 7 in both subjects. Alongside these excellent results in English and Mathematics, results were very strong in the Humanities (History and Geography) with over 60% of students achieving grades 8 and 9. The school continues our exceptionally strong track record in Languages with 77% of students gaining grades 9 to 7 in Latin, 75% gaining grades 9 to 7 in French and 85% gaining grades 9 to 7 in Japanese. Science results were outstanding with almost 70% of students achieving grade 9 to 7. RE continues to produce exceptional results with 32% of grades at grade 9, reflecting outstanding progress for all students.
Although students nationally were denied the opportunity to sit their examinations this summer, this was our most talented Year 11 cohort ever. As such, their exceptional results are a tremendous reflection of their academic talents and dedication to their studies over time.
Whilst we celebrated the success of all our students this year, a number of results stand out.
• Monica O: Eleven GCSEs at grade 9
• Isabella C: Ten GCSEs at grade 9
• Ann C: Ten GCSEs at grade 9
• Alex D: Ten GCSEs at grade 9
• Holly H: Ten GCSEs at grade 9
• Mackenzie H: Ten GCSEs at grade 9
• Siddhika J: Ten GCSEs at grade 9
On behalf of the school community, I would like to congratulate our pupils and thank our teaching, support staff and all our parents for their commitment and dedication.
A Level Results Headlines
The school celebrates the achievements of our Year 13 students.
St Bernard’s celebrates an excellent set of A Level results for our talented students, with 72% of them gaining grades A*- B and a 98% overall pass rate.
The results show the strong academic attainment that we expect from our students and are a testament to their commitment and dedication to their studies.
In English, nearly 25% of grades were at A* and the department continues to be recognised as a centre of excellence in the South East of England.
The average overall grade achieved by students was a B, with students gaining over 35 UCAS points per entry on average.
As with all schools, this year especially, we have a small number of students who were not happy with the grades they received. We will continue to give them the support and guidance they need, in order to help them appeal and potentially improve their grades. This a matter of principle and fairness and demonstrates our continued ambition to enable our students to have the very best chances they fully deserve.
Our Year 13 students have been a credit to the school, not only in their academic results, but by how they have maintained and developed the ethos of community spirit and service to others. They have worked very hard over the course of their studies, and they have coped admirably when faced with the unprecedented challenges of the global pandemic.
We wish all our Year 13 students every success and happiness in the future and look forward to hearing of their great achievements in their next steps of education, training or employment.
Examinations & Results 2019
GCSE results day 2019
St Bernard's celebrates exceptional GCSE Results
St Bernard's is today celebrating its best ever GCSE results with 61% of all grades being at grade 9-7. Another year of academic success saw records broken with exceptional performance in English, Mathematics and the Humanities. In particular:
98% of students gained 5 or more grades at grade 5 or higher
Every student passed English AND maths
83% of students achieved the highly academic EBACC measure
15.3% of all grades were at grade 9 including 28% of all Religious Education grades.
48% of students gained 8 or more grades 9-7. This is a very strong indication that they will attend top Universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group Universities at the end of Year 13.
Pupils worked tremendously hard and gained some exceptional examination grades, amongst the highlights were:
Asmita Niyogi: Eleven grade 9s Asmita also received special recognition from OCR exam board as one of the highest performers in GCSE English Language in the country.
Lottie Culf: Eleven grade 9s
Maria Nozdrina: Nine grade 9s and two grade 8s
Aislinn Cragg: Nine grade 9s and two grade 8s
Thomas Abanda: Eight grade 9s and three grade 8s
Christine Ogunderu: Eight grade 9s and three grade 8s
Saran Gill: Seven grade 9s and four grade 8s
Nats Pavlova: Six grade 9s and five grade 8s
Joseph Burton McFaul: Six grade 9s, three grade 8s and 2 grade 7s
These results come at an exciting time for the school with the opening of its new state of the art catering and dining facility in September. It also marks the first year of all subjects converting to 9-1 grades, with the new GCSEs proving more challenging than their predecessors.
Head of Year Ruth Cunningham commented ‘We are all very proud of the high levels of success achieved by this year group. They have worked with such dedication to achieve these grades and they have been helped by outstanding teaching and support from all the staff. We look forward to welcoming them back in September.’
Pictured below: Zara Ogunsanlu and Bean Clothier
A Level Results 2019
‘St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School is delighted with the success of our Year 13 students’.
St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School celebrates the academic success of our outgoing Year 13 students, after some exceptional A Level results. The school is, as ever, delighted with the high attainment of our students; a reflection of how hard the students have worked and developed over their time as Sixth Form students at the school.
We are very pleased to report that 65% of students gained grades A*-B, this is in addition to an overall pass rate of 98%. The majority of subjects gained over 50% of their grades at grades A*-B. Results in English were particularly impressive with nearly 80% of students gaining grades A*-B.
Ms Instone (Head of Sixth Form) said, “We are so proud of our students, not only have they gained some excellent results, but they have also upheld the community values of the school so well.”
We value the results and contribution of each and every student in the year group, and a selection of their successes follows:
Daniel Beer A*A*A*A*(Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics) Oxford, Physics
Marcus Egger A*AA* (Chemistry, Maths and Economics) Bristol, Economics
Katherine Kingsley-Jones A*AA (RE, English and History) Sheffield, Law
Jack Conlon Benz A*A*B (History, Maths and Physics) Durham, Economics
Nikhita Joseph AAA (Biology, Chemistry and Maths) Birmingham, Medicine
Affan Alavi A*AB (English, History and Drama) Bristol, Film and TV
Paul Robson A*AB (History, English and Maths) Oxford, History
Katie Forsdick A*AB (Biology, Chemistry and History) Birmingham, Dentistry
Our Head Boy and Head Girl achieved:
Ifeyani Oforka BBAC (Chemistry, French, Maths and Further Maths)
Oluchi Ugochukwu AAA (Chemistry, History and RE)
We are delighted that so many of our pupils achieved places in their first choice Universities, including: Oxford, Durham, Warwick, Imperial, Loughborough, Nottingham, Bristol and Bath. We want to thank all of Year 13 for their hard work and commitment to the school and wish them every success and happiness for the future.
Examinations & Results 2018
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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