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La Sainte Union Catholic School

GCSE Results

Continuing to achieve outstanding GCSE results 2021

Year Eleven students at La Sainte Union have been awarded outstanding grades in their GCSEs. The class of 2021 faced a particularly difficult time since the pandemic sent us into lockdown in March 2020. We are particularly proud of what La Sainte Union students have achieved and we admire their resilience. They embraced online learning during the two lockdowns and coped with the complete change to the way they were to be assessed for their GCSEs when public exams were eventually cancelled and replaced with in-class testing in the final weeks of Y11. Our students responded very well to the advice and guidance given by their teachers, and they have achieved these excellent results through sheer hard work and determination.

Headlines:

  • 83.8% of students achieved a standard pass in 5 or more subjects including English and maths, opening up a wide range of opportunities post-16
  • 84% of students achieved 9-4 in both English and mathematics, with 92% 9-4 in English and 85% 9-4 in mathematics. These grades are vital for many post-16 options.
  • Top grades (7-9) increased as expected, reflecting the success of our professional focus on stretch and challenge: 42% of students achieved a 7-9 in English, 31% in Maths.
  • Science grades were particularly pleasing: 80% of students studying combined sciences achieved a grade 4 or above, 100% of students studying separate (triple) sciences achieved a standard pass, with 75% achieving top grades 7-9, reflecting our ambition and commitment to improve gender balance in traditionally male dominated careers.

 

Individual successes:

48 students achieved an average grade of 7-9.

For example:

LB achieved nine grade 9s and an A in additional maths.

LS achieved eight grade 9s, one grade 7 and an A in additional maths.

FL achieved six grade 9s, three grade 8s and an A in additional maths.

MR achieved seven grade 9s, two grade 8 and a B in additional maths.

SS achieved six grade 9s, two grade 8, one grade 7 and an A in additional maths.

(High attainers in Maths also complete an additional maths A/S qualification alongside their GCSEs.)

GC achieved seven grade 9s and two grade 8.

 

Another year of outstanding GCSE results for La Sainte Union in 2020

Year Eleven students at La Sainte Union have achieved an outstanding set of examination results. The unique situation of a national lockdown has been hard for young people and their families, and we are particularly proud of what La Sainte Union students have achieved in the face of such difficulty.

It is important to remember that this cohort completed five terms of their courses and covered all, or very nearly all, of the exam specifications during that time. At La Sainte Union, we know that our students worked hard, engaged with their learning and responded to advice and guidance. They were ready to give their examinations their very best efforts when the Covid 19 pandemic deprived them of this opportunity. The formal qualifications which they have achieved are a recognition of their hard work and application. 

Headlines:

  • 83.2% of students achieved a standard pass in 5 or more subjects including English and maths, opening up a wide range of opportunities post-16
  • 84.4% of students achieved 9-4 in both English and mathematics, with 94.6% 9-4 in English and 85.6% 9-4 in mathematics. These grades are vital for many post-16 options.
  • 87% of all Religious Studies grades were 9-4, with 55% of students achieving grades 9-7
  • 30% of all mathematics grades were 9-7
  • 41% of all English Language grades were 9-7

 

Our students worked especially hard to achieve top grades:

  • 53 students achieved at least one grade 9 in GCSE, with many achieving a string of high grades (122 grade 9s were achieved)
  • 36% of all results across all subjects were graded at the highest level - 9-7   
  • 55% of all results were 9-6 grades, reflecting the ambition and high aspirations of our students

 

La Sainte Union offers a traditional curriculum:

  • Of the students who took triple science: 98% achieved 9-4 in biology, 98% achieved 9-4 in chemistry, and 95% achieved 9-4 in physics, with about half of all students in these groups achieving a top grade of 7-9.
  • Students who took combined science achieved 74% 9-4
  • All students study a language to GCSE. In French, 80% of all results were at 9-4 and in Spanish 81% were at 9-4

 

In option subjects the following 9-4 percentages were achieved:

Geography 98%

History 87%

Music 96%

Art 96%

Drama 100%

Computer Science 75%

Business Studies 93%

At La Sainte Union, students thrive and achieve their very best.

Outstanding 2019 GCSE results at La Sainte Union School

As the significant changes in specifications and ways of marking and grading are in their second year, we are absolutely delighted with the very impressive GCSE results achieved by our Year 11 students.

We had phenomenal achievements across the board and this will ensure that students are now able to access their chosen post 16 pathways.

Headlines:

  • 76.3% of students achieved a standard pass in 5 or more subjects including English and maths, opening up a wide range of opportunities post-16
  • 77.5% of students achieved 9-4 in both English and mathematics, with 90.5% 9-4 in English and 78% 9-4 in mathematics. These grades are vital for many post-16 options.
  • 88% of all Religious Studies grades were 9-4, with 51% of students achieving grades 9-7
  • 23% of all mathematics grades were 9-7
  • 27% of all English Language grades were 9-7

 

Our students worked especially hard to achieve top grades:

  • 46 students achieved at least one grade 9 in GCSE, with many achieving a string of high grades (119 grade 9s were achieved)
  • 29% of all results across all subjects were graded at the highest level - 9-7   
  • 46% of all results were 9-6 grades, reflecting the ambition and high aspirations of our students

 

La Sainte Union offers a traditional curriculum:

  • Of the students who took triple science: 92% achieved 9-4 in biology, 87% achieved 9-4 in chemistry, and 83% achieved 9-4 in physics
  • Students who took combined science achieved 72% 9-4
  • All students study a language to GCSE. In French, 70% of all results were at 9-4 and in Spanish 67% were at 9-4

 

In option subjects the following 9-4 percentages were achieved:

 

Geography    83%
History 79%
Art 84%
Drama 90%
Sociology 76%
PE 75%

* Please note, all results above are provisional, pending remarks

We are delighted with these results which reflect the strong work ethic which exists throughout the school. Year 11 worked hard and the excellent teaching staff supported them exceptionally well. Thank you to all who have supported them in achieving these great results: their subject teachers, the pastoral team, the support staff, and the valuable support from home.

La Sainte Union has proved once again that this is a school in which all students can thrive and achieve their very best.