Students excel in their GCSE results

Pictured above: Scarlett achieved four 9s, five 8s and one 7 at GCSE.

The efforts and hard work of Year 11 students at St Joseph’s have resulted in excellent GCSE outcomes again this year, with 70 percent achieving grades 9-7, and 100 percent gaining grades 9-4. Over a third of students achieved all ten of their GCSEs at grades 9 to 7, and 10% of students succeeded in gaining a grade 8 or above in all of their subjects.

Head Laura Stotesbury said: “I would like to congratulate our students who have worked so hard during a difficult year to achieve such excellent grades across a wide range of subjects. I am delighted that so many of them have chosen to stay at St Joseph’s to continue their studies in the Sixth Form. As incoming Head, I look forward to seeing them flourish further, not just in their academic work, but also across their chosen co-curricular activities.

Today’s results follow an excellent set of A Level results earlier this week and my colleagues and I are immensely proud of the progress our students have made during an extremely challenging year.”

Adrian performed exceptionally well gaining ten 9s and has chosen Biology, Chemistry and Maths and an EPQ relating to Human Sciences for Sixth Form.

Adrian really appreciated the warm and supportive environment at St Joseph’s and felt that the school has offered a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities for him since he joined in Year 7. He has taken part in many sporting activities over his time here and also commented on how impressive the new Music department is. He’s looking forward to continuing his studies in Sixth Form as he enjoys the excellent academic support that he gets from his teachers here.

Alexandra was absolutely delighted with her results, achieving seven Grade 9s and three Grade 8s.

She has been quite ill since March suffering from long Covid, so hasn’t been in school as much as she would have liked. She was especially grateful for the online teaching during lockdown.

At A Level, she will be studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Economics. She is especially looking forward to studying Economics as it will combine her love of Mathematics with her enjoyment of writing. She hopes to pursue a degree in Data Sciences after her A Levels to continue with her love of Maths and Statistics.

A talented musician, Alexandra plays piano and violin and recently performed with the London Mozart Players at the College. She has also been part of Team Illusion in the Formula 1 Challenge and is also in Air Cadets.

Sunae said that his results were still sinking in but he was very pleased. He achieved 10 GCSEs grade 9-5 – three 9s, five 8s and two 7s and has chosen Chemistry, Biology and Maths for A Level. He is particularly looking forward to the new experiences in St Joseph’s Sixth Form.

He joined in Year 3 and thinks the College has helped him to grow and to deal with the challenges of lockdown and has helped him to prepare well for exams.

Peter is surprised but pleased with his results, having achieved 10 GCSEs at grades 9-5 – three 9 s, five 8s and two 7s. He is taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths and AS French in Year 12.

He is waiting to find out if he has been selected for the Olympic hopeful squad for Marathon Kayaking. He is really looking forward to gaining experience, and potentially taking part in, the extra opportunities such as Gold Duke of Edinburgh and Young Enterprise in Sixth Form.

Having started at St Joseph’s in Year 7, he feels that the College has given him lots of opportunities not available elsewhere and has helped him to get better at focussing.

Ameesha was shocked but delighted with her very impressive results, achieving five Grade 9s and five Grade 8s. She is going on to study Psychology, Chemistry, Biology and AS Level French in Sixth Form. She plans to go on to university and study a STEM related subject.

She is very much looking forward to Sixth Form as it will give her the opportunity to pursue her favourite subjects in more depth. Having started at St Joseph’s in Year 7, Ameesha said that she was very grateful for the support she has received from her teachers here, who have pushed her to achieve her best and challenged her to stretch herself.

Ameesha has also recently taken her LAMDA examination and is awaiting the result, which she receives in September.

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