97% of students achieved at least 5 A*-C grades & 40% were A*-A
Lichfield Cathedral School students celebrated another set of outstanding GCSE results today, with 97% of students achieving at least 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C. 40% of all grades were A* or A.
Headteacher, Mrs Susan Hannam, commented: “These exceptional results are a tribute to the incredible hard work and dedication of the students, staff, parents and governing body and are testament to the school’s strength in delivering the highest standard of education, particularly in the core subjects. I am so proud of everyone for what they have achieved; they thoroughly deserve these outstanding results.”
Darcie Thomas and Katrina Rai both achieved a remarkable 9 A* and 2 A grades. Darcie said: “I am very happy! It was hard work and these are the results I was aiming for. I am really looking forward to moving up into the Sixth Form in September to study Maths, Biology, French and English Literature.”
Tanatswa Muchemenye was “absolutely amazed” with her 8 A* and 3 A grades and will join the Sixth Form to study Maths, Chemistry, Biology and French. “These results are beyond my expectations – truly fabulous! My teachers have been so supportive, I want to thank them all for their help and encouragement,” added Tanatswa.
Susan Hannam added: “It is extremely pleasing to see students who are gifted performers also achieve such excellent academic results. Joe Griffiths-Brown gained 3 A*s, 4 As and 3 Bs while also studying dance, acting, singing, piano, violin and saxophone. We are utterly delighted that Joe has won a place and a scholarship to attend the prestigious Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.”
Head of Sixth Form, Mr Tony Sherrington added: “These excellent results are the platform for students to continue their educational careers in the Sixth Form. These high achieving students have a wealth of talent and proven academic ability. We are very excited about the next steps for these students and supporting them as they prepare for University and future success.”
Two particularly impressive results were achieved by Ranulf Prentis, who sat the French GCSE exam in July aged 12 and was awarded an A*, and Valentina Underhill-Villegas who sat the Spanish GCSE in July aged 13 and was also awarded an A*.
Susan Hannam continued: “Although the focus today is on academic achievement, it is important to remember that Cathedral School students gain a fully rounded education. Our commitment to learning, leadership, faith and service helps each person to develop their individual talents within a Christian ethos, all of which makes these achievements possible. I look forward to welcoming the students to the Sixth Form in September and challenge them all to surpass the excellent A Level results achieved by our students last week.”