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Functional Skills Success

Functional Skills Success


Year 9 (and some year 10) pupils have taken their first externally assessed nation-wide exam for a long time – and excelled.

More than 80% of pupils passed this first stepping stone on the path to their English GCSE. Functional Skills is an English Language exam, which tests reading and writing as well as speaking and listening skills in three separate papers, so is a very demanding assessment.

At level 2, AQA (the examination boards) states that a pass is roughly equivalent to a grade 4 in GCSE English Language.

The pupils were all gathered together to open their results envelopes and emotions rode high as they reaped the rewards for their hard work. Those that did not quite make the cut the first time round, can re-take the part that didn’t go according to plan in March, and we wish them all the best for that.

Congratulations and very well done to all pupils!

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.


Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.