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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.


  • 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.