Public Examination Results.
This year marks the first phase of the new GCSE grading with the new reformed system being introduced in English Literature, English Language and Mathematics.
The examination boards have identified that grades 9 - 7 are equivalent to A* and A grades and grades 6 - 4 are equivalent to B and C grades. Loretto School's overall past rate in English Literature, English Language and Mathematics was 93.9%. Three pupils achieved all results at 9 in English Literature, English Language and Mathematics.
Combining the results from both types of GCSE examinations, in all subjects 45.1% of grades were A* - A and 9 - 7 with 86.8% being awarded A* - C and 9 – 4, outstripping the national average of 66.3%.
15.2% of pupils achieved all A*- A grades, up from 12.2% last year.
Dr Graham Hawley, Headmaster, said, "This year's GCSE pupils have done tremendously well and we are particularly pleased with the number of pupils gaining top grades, especially in English, Mathematics, the Sciences and Spanish. It is very rewarding to see so much academic success alongside their other personal achievements. These results are a credit to them and the hours of hard work put into their studies, as well as to the dedication of their teachers."
A Level results.
This year, 66.8 % of all results were A*, A or B grades, an increase of 7.7% from last year, whilst 7% of pupils achieved at least 3 A* grades. Results were excellent across all subjects, with particularly outstanding results achieved in Chemistry, Economics, French, Maths, Physics and Spanish. All three of the pupils with offers to Oxbridge secured their grades.
There were most encouraging results from Loretto’s first year of EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) results with 70% of pupils scoring A* - C grades.
Headmaster, Dr Graham Hawley said, “This year’s pupils have done very well indeed, with the vast majority securing places at excellent universities. They should be proud of their achievements, which are the tangible result of their hard work and determination”.