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St Peter’s best ever GCSE exam progress

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Results-1The Governing Body of St Peter’s C of E Aided School commends staff and students as the school celebrates its best ever progress for GCSE results. Chair of Governors Bindu Arjoon said, “We are delighted that out focus on outstanding teaching and learning, leadership and Christian ethos throughout the school and our positive work with our partners has led to such strong results for our students and we wish them all the very best for their futures.”

Results-4The students of St Peter’s Church of England Aided School GCSE results have once again exceeded expectations that continue to place them amongst the top performing schools in the country. English and Maths continue to be major strengths of St Peter’s.  English A* – C grades are 89% and Maths are 83%.  A tremendous 27% of students achieved 5 A*/A or more with 27 students achieving 10 or more A*/A.  One of the new Government headline measures has seen students improve overall by 8% from last year with 40% of students succeeding with the academic EBACC qualification.  The school is particularly proud that students of all abilities have made such outstanding progress in a year when GCSE results are lower across the country.

Results-2Science continues to be a strength at St Peter’s (94% of students achieving A* – C across the triple Sciences of Physics, Biology and 92% A* – C in Chemistry; 45% of Physics and Biology students achieved A*/A grades.  64% of our high performing Statistics students achieved A*/A grades; History A*/A grades are an impressive 31% with 74% achieving A* – C.  These are particularly significant achievements given the average number of GCSEs that this year group have completed is 11.

Amongst the many stories of success are Emily Finn – 11A* Owen Rowell, Eleanor Davies and Sophia Pym – 10A*

Results-5Outstanding progress across all subjects featured many students, notably Sachin Chacko, Therese Blewett, Adrian Charteris, Caitlin Jelley.

Headteacher, Rachel Hutchinson said, “I am delighted by the progress made in the last year, especially with the wide range of subjects at St Peter’s exceeding national targets.  These are likely to be amongst the best results of state schools nationally and at least equal to outstanding schools across the country.  Yet again there were fantastic successes in core subjects and options subjects such as Drama with 96% achieving A* – C.  34% gained A*/A in a large cohort of mixed ability PE students; 91% of Music students achieved A* – C with a fantastic 50% achieving A*/A grades. This really does reflect the fantastic commitment of our staff who work closely in partnership with our students, parents and governors.”

Results-3New Acting Headteacher, Phil Randall, added, “I am delighted that we have been able to support students of all abilities, in providing strong foundations for their future.  Our relentless focus on teaching and learning and building the resilience of our students continues to improve their experiences and outcomes.  On behalf of the staff and governors at St Peter’s Church of England Aided School I wish all of our students very happy and fulfilling futures”.

Rachel Hutchinson

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