GCSE Success at De La Salle

Students from De La Salle School have been celebrating another good set of GCSE results this year.

Students taking GCSEs across England this summer received a mixture of number (9 to 1) and letter grades (A* to G) with new GCSEs graded from 9 to 1, with 9 being the top grade. English language, English literature and maths are the first GCSE subjects to use the new number grading system, with most other GCSE subjects adopting the number grading system by 2019.

This year has seen De La Salle pupils achieve their highest grades ever with 8 students achieving the highest possible Grade 9 score under the new GCSE system. This success was not only limited to the highest performing students as the school has also reduced the gap between the performance of disadvantaged students, SEN students, Looked After Children and other students.

The results are testimony to the hard work of De La Salle students, staff and parents – and underline the school’s determination to help every student achieve the highest possible standards. Many will now progress on to their career choices, or on to further education.

Newly appointed Headteacher Andrew Rannard said: “These are a strong set of results which are starting to reflect the many improvements that have been made at De La Salle over the past 2 years as well as the combined efforts of staff, students and parents. I am particularly pleased that, as well as our performance in the core subjects, the school’s commitment to the arts has also been reflected by excellent results in subjects such as art, dance, music and photography.

Students who had a particularly good day included Sadie O’Hanlon (3 grade 8s and 8 A/A*), Edward Hodgson (2 grade 9s and 8 A/A*) , Tom Gill (1 grade 9, 1 grade 7 and 6 A*) and Chloe McGrath (1 grade 8, 2 grade 7 and 6 A/A*).