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St Simon Stock students make excellent progress in new GCSEs

For the second consecutive year, our students have made excellent progress in the new reformed GCSEs, with fifty students achieving on average more than one grade higher than government expectations across all their subjects

  • Our students achieved a total of 291 top grades (grades 9-7, equivalent to the old A, A* and higher), which is more than one in five of all the grades that were awarded
  • Four out of five students achieved grade 4 or higher in English, two-thirds of all students achieved grade 4 or higher in Maths, and average progress in both these core subjects was higher than national expectations
  • Well over half our students achieved a strong pass (9-5) in English
  • Students made excellent progress in English Baccalaureate subjects, achieving average grades that are significantly higher than national expectations in Computer Science (two or more grades higher), Science and History (one or more grade. higher), and French, a subject that faces national challenges (more than half a grade higher)


  • Twenty-six of our students achieved an average of grade 7 or higher in all their subjects, but special congratulations go to Daniel Clayton (eight grades 9-8, including seven grade 9s), Lucy Dowd (nine grades 9-8) and Stephany Jackson (seven grades 9-8)
  • Also deserving special mention are Dominic TurnerNicola Osborne and Offiong Bassey, who each achieved on average three or more grades higher than government expectations across all their GCSEs
  • Ten further students achieved an average of two or more grades higher than expectations across all their GCSEs, the highest achieving of which were Jesse Fuller and Chloie Gadia

Comment by Jon Malone (Academy Principal):

 “I warmly congratulate our students on achieving magnificent results. This year’s cohort of Year 11 students have once again made progress that exceeds national expectations, in many instances significantly so, but of even greater importance, their achievements speak volumes for their character. This is the first year in which the majority of GCSE subjects have been examined through reformed, much more knowledge-driven and content-heavy specifications. The grades that our students have achieved at all levels recognise not just their academic ability, but also their wider attributes of courage, resilience, grit and determination, all of which are essential to succeed in these more challenging exams. A huge amount of work, not just by the students, but also by their teachers, support staff and parents, went in to each and every grade achieved. We are proud of how our students rose to their challenges, but also of how superbly they responded to the support and guidance that they were given, true to our school motto, ‘Work with Love’. I wish all students the best for the next stage of their education as they join our sixth form, where they will continue to make excellent progress and further develop their exceptional character.”

23rd August 2018

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.