After celebrating last week’s excellent A level results, pupils and staff were once again jubilant at Bishop Vaughan Catholic School where the 2017 upward trend continued, leading to significant improvements in GCSE results. Several of the school’s key performance indicators rose markedly, highlighting how the hard work of staff and students throughout the year has paid rich dividends.
Acting Headteacher, Emma Pole, commented: “We are very pleased with the vastly improved GCSE results this year which represent many hours of sustained effort and focus by our pupils and staff. We offer rigorous teaching and a comprehensive range of extra-curricular revision support to enable our pupils to succeed within a nurturing Catholic Christian environment. As the second largest Sixth Form school in the city we look forward to working together with many of our existing students who have just gained their GCSE results and those who join our Sixth Form from other schools to support and guide them in reaching the university or training destinations of their choice. Most of our A level students this year succeeded in gaining their first choice place.”
Excited chatter filled the air with many pupils delighted with their results. Paul Crudge, who gained 7 A* grades, 4 A grades and a Distinction in Additional Mathematics, stated: “Bishop Vaughan has been a great experience with lots of opportunities. I’m looking forward to coming back to Sixth Form.”
Aleksandra Pawlikiewicz, who gained 12 A*, a Distinction in Additional Maths and 1 A grade, commented: “I am extremely happy with my results. Thank you to Bishop Vaughan in supporting me in achieving my goals.”
Their sentiments were echoed by Johannah Dalangin: “With the great help and support from Bishop Vaughan, I managed to achieve 9 A* and 5 A grades. I couldn’t have done it without the motivation and encouragement from the staff. Thank you.”
Tilly Jones stated: “So pleased! Seems unreal, thank you to all the teachers and students who’ve helped me so much.”
Kaine McCambridge said: “I achieved 6 A* and 6 A grades for my GCSE results. I am extremely proud of my accomplishments and am thankful for the tremendous support that I have received from Bishop Vaughan staff.”