GCSE Results are impressive all round

St Dominic’s Priory School, Stone – GCSE Examination Results Summer 2018

We are delighted to share the news that our students have achieved once again stellar results in their GCSE’s.

The pass rate across all subjects was 100 %. With over one third of entries resulting in A*/A and 91% passes at A* – C.

Our pupils grades were once again significantly above the national average. In the core science subjects, students obtained on average 92% A*-C which must be commended.

Headteacher, Mrs Harrison commented,

‘The hard work of all our students, staff and parents has again brought examination success. Our pupils have a wide range of abilities and we encourage them to reach their full potential. I would like to congratulate them all and ask that they build on their success today, as they move on to the next stage of their educational journeys.’

There were some outstanding performances, but we would like to make a special mention to our youngest GCSE pupil Kyra Kaur in year 7, who obtained a grade B in Panjabi.

Well done to them all,  St. Dominic’s reputation for achievement in public examinations continues.


Blessed William Howard sees significant increase in number of top GCSE grades for Maths and English

Blessed William Howard Catholic High School is delighted with its latest GCSE results with strong performances demonstrated by its students across the board. The school has seen a significant increase in the number of strong passes (grade 5 and above) in the combined basics qualification (which includes the key subjects of Maths and English GCSE).

Other subject areas that have secured outstanding results include Music with 100% of passes at grade 5 and above. History has seen an impressive 61% of students obtain grade 7 or above and 83% of Geography students achieved a standard pass or above (grade 4 – 9).

Top performers include :-

Huda Daghem and Jacob Callaghan who both scored 6 9s and 4 8s

and Aisia Lee who scored 7 9s, 1 8 and 2 7s


cting Headteacher, Mrs Louise McKie commented,

“Our students have really made us proud this year and deservedly got the grades that they worked so hard for. As well as seeing more strong passes in English and Maths, we have also seen an increase in the number of students eligible to continue their academic study at Blessed William Howard Sixth Form and look forward to welcoming them back in September. Well done to everyone and many thanks to our staff and parents who made this possible.”

Blessed William Howard Catholic High School will be opening its doors to future students and parents for its annual Open Evening on Monday 24 September, 6pm – 8pm.

Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form

Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form celebrated another set of excellent results on Thursday as students received their GCSE grades.

A remarkable 35% attained the English Baccalaureate with standard passes in English and maths. In English, 79% of students achieved a standard pass or better. In maths, 67% of students achieved a standard pass or more.

Outstanding results were achieved in separate sciences; 71% of students entered for chemistry achieved 9-7 grades, the equivalent of the old A-A* and 100% of students entered gained at least a pass in physics, biology and chemistry; 38% of students gained a 9-7 grade in religious studies and 26% in history.

Individual successes include Joe Bailey, who gained four 9s, three 8s and an A in product design. Lucy Pepper gained three 9s, three 8s, four 7s and an A. Grace Bradley gained two 9s, two 8s, three 7s and an A. Iona Eyre gained seven 8s, two 7s and a Distinction*.

Some students also made fantastic progress in their time at the school, with Charlotte Jackson gaining an average three grades higher than her targets and Grace Bradley, Lucy Pepper, Elizabeth Smith and James Deacon gaining 2 or more grades more than an average student would be expected to.

Rachael Johnson, Headteacher, said: It has been an absolute pleasure to share in the successes of our wonderful Year 11 students during our results morning. There have been many smiles and tears of joy as they celebrate the result of their hard work over their time in school. I am delighted that we are welcoming so many of them back into our sixth form when the hard work can start again!

Best ever set of outcomes at The JCB Academy

Learners at The JCB Academy have gained outstanding results across the board achieving their best ever outcomes.

The JCB Academy which specialises in engineering and business follows the ‘standard’ core curriculum, but learners also get to study engineering and business related subjects. And it’s in the core subjects as well that learners have achieved their best ever outcomes: 79% of learners achieved a grade 4 (equivalent to the old grade C) or higher in mathematics and 79% achieved a grade 4 or higher in English. At the higher grades, 57% achieved a grade 5 or higher in mathematics and 57% achieved a grade 5 or higher in English.

Principal, Jim Wade, said:

“It is fantastic that despite the new harder GCSEs our learners have achieved the best ever set of outcomes at The JCB Academy. We are delighted that a group of our learners achieved the coveted grade 9 across mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. These results are a testament to the huge amount of hard work undertaken by staff and learners and open the doors for future success.”

Lucas Dunkley

Some of the top performing learners included Cain Hullah, Liam Smith and William Rhodes from Stoke-on-Trent, Lucas Dunkley from Crewe and Oli Thompson from Derby. All five learners achieved a grade 9 in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Along with these more traditional GCSE subjects, the five learners also achieved top grades in their business, engineering and personal finance subjects. Four of the learners have applied to The JCB Academy Sixth Form to continue their education; Lucas has chosen an engineering diploma along with A-level mathematics and Cain, William and Oli have all chosen to study a variety of A-levels including mathematics, further mathematics, physics, chemistry and ICT.