St. Simon Stock Catholic School, Maidstone, achieved an excellent set of G.C.S.E results in the light of the Government changes affecting this summer and with the largest group of students in the School’s history [186 students]. Overall, 72% attained 5 G.C.S.E. grades including English and Mathematics at A*-C for first entry results.
97% of students achieved at least 5 G.C.S.E.s and 82% achieved 5 good grades [A*-C]. 91% achieved A*-C in English and 81% in Maths.
Notable performances included:
Jack Barnes [8A*/1A], Amy Dowd [6A*/3A], Anureena D’Costs [6A*/2A], Holly Davey [6A*/1A], Rachel Alexandre [5A*/4A], Martin Burstow [5A*/2A], Amber Gibbs [4A*/5A],George Craven [4A8/3A], Laurence Wild [4A*/2A], andClare Woodward [4A*/2A]. Louise Goswell scored 8 grade A, Joseph McDonagh-Brown [1A*/6A] and Marion Guerbet scored 7 grade A.
Headteacher, Brendan Wall, commented:
‘I am delighted at these excellent set of results for the fourth time in five years. Students and staff have worked in partnership with supportive parents to achieve excellent results for first entry. Many will continue into the next phase of education with greater confidence in their abilities and better self-esteem to face the new challenges of Level 3 at A level and/or BTEC.
For a Comprehensive School to succeed with the largest group of students in our history and perform so well is a challenge to the increasing misnomer that if you don’t get into a Grammar School, your potential to succeed is diminished. These results show that students can succeed with quality teaching, high expectations, a committed and dedicated staff supported by parents, without going to a selective school.’
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