Results day 2018 for GCSEs and equivalent qualifications saw lots to commend and celebrate across the three schools of The Bishop Fraser Trust.
St James’s C of E High School saw successes across a wide range of subjects and overall 80% of students achieved a new style grade 4 or higher for English and Maths combined and 56% grade 5 or higher.
Individual successes were in evidence with many outstanding performances including: Laiba Mirza gaining five grade 9’s, two A*s, three grade 8’s and one grade 7, Laura Hodgson gaining six grade 9’s, two A*s, one A, one grade 7 and one grade 6, Emmanuel Chukwudolue gaining three grade 9’s, one grade A, three grade 8’s, one grade 7 and two grade 5’s and Daniel Westhead with three grade 9’s, four A’s, two 8’s and two 6’s.
At Bolton St Catherine’s Academy, which joined the Trust in May of this year, results for students achieving grade 5 or higher rose to 18%. 34% of students achieved a new style grade 4 or higher for English and Maths combined. Students achieving a grade 5 or more in Maths also grew by 9%.
And there were some fantastic individual subject performances as well. Engineering saw 100% of students achieving good passes or above, ICT 98%, Sport 89% and Business Studies 81%.
Amongst the star students, Head Girl Molly McDermott gained an outstanding six grade 9’s, an A*, one 8, one 7, one 6 and a Distinction*. Bradley Edwards gained one 9, five 8’s, two 6’s, an A* and a Merit. Jaycee Wilkinson gained two 9’s, three 8’s, three 7’s, a 6, an A* and a Distinction*.
Canon Slade School students performed above the national average, with 79% achieving a new style grade 4 or higher for English and Maths combined and 59% grade 5 or higher
Headteacher David Burton commented “We congratulate our students on their great results which are well above national. We applaud their hard work and resilience as well as the support of their teachers and parents. Students are now enrolling in our Sixth Form after making excellent progress at GCSE. Thanks to Mr Roberts and his team for leading and supporting the year group so well.”
Tania Lewyckyj, CEO of the Trust said:
‘The Bishop Fraser Trust will use these results to celebrate success and establish our priorities for school improvement in each of our schools. We are well underway with school to school collaboration and support, enabling every child to achieve their best. However, just as importantly, we will continue to develop the things that cannot be examined, such as character, integrity and resilience. On behalf of myself and the Trustees, we would personally like to thank all the staff and students in each of the schools for their dedication and hard work and wish all our young people the very best as they move on to their next stage of learning.'