GCSE Results 2019

Congratulations to all our students on their GCSE results this year. This is the second cohort of students to sit the new, more challenging reformed GCSEs (graded 9 to 1). Our Year 11 students rose to the challenge and have achieved excellent results once again.


  • 83.2% of students achieved grades 9 to 4 (equivalent to A** to C) in English and Maths
  • 58.2% of students achieved grades 9 to 5 in English and Maths
  • 18.3% of students achieved grades 9 to 7 in English and Maths
  • 94.2% of students achieved grades 9 to 4 in English
  • 85.1% of students achieved grades 9 to 4 in Maths
  • 85.1% of students achieved grades 9 to 5 in English
  • 60.6% of students achieved grades 9 to 5 in Maths
  • 42.8% of students achieved grades 9 to 7 in English
  • 22.6% of students achieved grades 9 to 7 in Maths
  • 82.21% of the students achieved 5+ 9 – 4 grades (Old A*-C)
  • 85% of all GCSE results achieved 9 – 4 (Old A*-C)
  • 72% of all the GCSEs achieved 9 – 5
  • 32% of the grades were 9-7 (Old A/A*/New A**)
  • 17% of all the grades were 9/8 (Old A*/New A**)

21.63% of all the students achieved 5 or more 9-7 (A/A*/A**) grades with 35.57% achieving 3 or more 9-7 (A/A*/A**) grades. These achievements are about the belief we have in the students, the high aspirations we have for all, great teaching, commitment and determination from everyone involved.

Special praise should go to some of our highest achievers this year:

Thevindi Dodampegamage – 7 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s and 1 grade 7.

Klaudia Lesniewska – 5 grade 9s, 5 grade 8s and 1 grade 7.

Kes Oruma – 4 grade 9s, 5 grade 8s and 1 grade 7.

Ajiri Arutoghor – 3 grade 9s, 5 grade 8s and 2 grade 7s.


94 grade 9s were achieved by our students and are awarded only to the top 2% of students in subjects nationally. Under the new system of 9 to 1 grading a grade 9 is equivalent to grade A**.

Grade 9s were awarded to students in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, English Language, English Literature, Religious Studies, French, Geography, History, Business Studies and Food Preparation and Nutrition.

As a Catholic school, we have a tradition of outstanding results every year in Religious Education where every student is entered for the subject. This year, our students continued to achieve fantastic results. We are delighted that 92% of students achieved 9 to 4 grades in Religious Education with 62% of grades being grades 9 to 7. In Religious Education, forty nine students achieved grade 9s (A**) with fifty two achieving grade 8s (A*) and twenty eight students achieving grade 7s (A).These are phenomenal results.

St Catherine’s students have continued to achieve consistently outstanding progress every year. In 2017, our Progress 8 score was 0.5 with a score of 0.49 in 2018. The class of 2019 have made exceptional progress with a provisional Progress 8 score of 0.77.

Students have made fantastic progress. St Catherine’s remains well above average and remains in the top 12% of schools nationally for student progress at GCSE.

We know that these results come about through determination and commitment shown by students who are supported by parents and staff. It is pleasing to see that their hard work has been rewarded with excellent results and qualifications that will open doors for them in the future.

Fantastic examination results and a superb Ofsted inspection in January 2019 demonstrate that at St Catherine’s we live up to the inspirational words of St Catherine of Sienna in every aspect of school life:

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”