Another set of strong exam results!
Blessed William Howard Catholic High School is delighted with the continued improvement in attainment trends which reflects its commitment to raising standards.
We are especially pleased with the performance in English with 78% of Year 11 achieving the new standard pass or above, with over a fifth of all students, in this truly comprehensive school, achieving grade 7 or above in English (the equivalent of the old grade A). In addition, results in Mathematics are very pleasing with more students this year achieving the higher grades.
Performance was strong in other subjects including History in which 14% of entries achieved a grade 9 (this is higher than the old A* standard). This was mirrored in Religious Education with 10% of the whole year group achieving a grade 9. We have also seen an increase in top grades in Chemistry, Physics, French and Spanish. This is despite the continued increase in the challenge of new reformed GCSEs.
We were particularly delighted to celebrate the achievement of the following students, who achieved an amazing set of GCSE results, including the very highest grade in multiple subjects:
Reuben Bance secured nine grade 9 and one grade 8
Lauren Moki secured eight grade 9 and two grade 8
Oliver Cox secured seven grade 9, one grade 8, one grade 7 and one grade 6
Mia Chittem secured five grade 9, four grade 8 and one grade 7.
Karl Brown, Principal at Blessed William Howard Catholic High School said, “ I would like to congratulate all of the students and staff who have shown their determination to achieve the highest possible grades. To achieve these results in evermore rigorous GCSE examinations is testimony to the effort of the students, staff, parents and directors. The results this year build upon the school’s continued improvement highlighted by our most recent OFSTED (February 2019) report and reaffirms the school's commitment to ensuring Blessed William Howard is amongst the top non-selective schools in the country allowing all students to secure outstanding and sustained progress.”
Parents interested in sending their child to Blessed William Howard Catholic High School should be aware that parents will have the opportunity to visit the school on Monday, 23rd September at 6.00pm for a tour of the facilities on offer and a talk from the Principal and senior staff.