Delight at strong GCSE results

24 Aug

Lichfield Cathedral School students celebrated another set of excellent GCSE results today, with a 100% pass rate maintained for the eighth year in a row and nearly 20% of all grades were A* or A.

Headmistress Susan Hannam said: “I am so proud of everyone for what they have achieved; they thoroughly deserve these strong results which are the platform for students to continue their educational careers in the Sixth Form.  These outcomes are a result of the hard work of the students, the support of their family and friends and the dedication of the staff at the school.” 

Deputy Head Andrew Harrison, continued: “While we were thrilled with the overall performance of the year group, there were some noteworthy individual successes.  Lucy Windsor achieved 6 A* and 4 A grades; Anisha Jordan achieved 4 A* and 4 A grades; Henry Wade gained 6 A and 4 B grades and Max Middleton achieved 4 A and 6 B grades.

“We are equally proud of the students who have met or exceeded the targets that have been set for them. Achieving these targets takes just as much hard work and commitment from our staff and students and we are delighted to see so many achieving the grades that allow them to move on to the next phase of their education successfully.”

Susan Hannam added: “Whilst acknowledging the substantial achievements of the most able is very important, what gives me the greatest pleasure is the consistent progress that our students make irrespective of their ability or starting point.  Behind every set of examination results is a personal story of hard work, commitment and perseverance, which we are delighted to celebrate.  I feel very privileged to be a part of such an inspiring school community.”

In the context of a general decline in studying languages, the results for French, Spanish and German were particularly strong, with 45% of all GCSE language grades being either A* or A.  Alicia Gilbert and Holly Mackey gained A* in both French and Spanish.

Tony Sherrington, Head of Sixth Form, added: “These excellent results are the platform for students to continue their educational careers in the Sixth Form.  We are very excited about the next steps for these students and look forward to supporting them as they prepare for University and future success.”

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