2015-09-18 12.04.13aPupils at Bishop Walsh Catholic School are celebrating very pleasing GCSE results as 78% of pupils achieved a grade A*-C in GCSE English and Mathematics.

Francesca Maher was best in her year with 8A*s. Ben Clay, Chloe Grant and Mia McDermott scored an impressive 7A*s each while 6A*s were awarded to Lily Bull and Lauren Quilty. Nearly third of all grades were at A* and A.

Religious Education, Biology, Chemistry, Culinary Arts and Dance were subjects where 50% of grades were at A* or A. In addition to this, over a third of grades in Child Development, Computer Science, French, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music and Physics were at A* or A.

‘Congratulations go to our students’, said John Farrell, Principal at the school in Wylde Green Rd and part of the St. John Paul II Multi-Academy.

“I am so pleased for our Year 11. Across the entire academic spectrum pupils have done very well. These results have stretched and challenged all our pupils, whatever their starting point. As an all ability school we believe that so many pupils have gone way beyond their potential. Pupils who didn’t always find academic work easy worked hard and were led by staff who were able to anticipate their needs. These pupils have done really well and combined with the high proportion of A* and A grades the results in 2016 demonstrate real quality. One of the new performance measures introduced by the government called ‘Progress 8’ reveals that at Bishop Walsh Catholic School pupils have on average attained results a third above their predicted grades. This is a great achievement.

Parents at Bishop Walsh support their children and staff so that working together we can really help our young people and lead them to their preferred career. I am very proud of the teaching and support staff at Bishop Walsh who are so committed to their vocation. Of course, we are not saying goodbye to the great majority of our Year 11 who will join our Sixth Form in a couple of weeks’ time”.

Mr J.B. Farrell
Principal of Bishop Walsh Catholic School – part of the St. John Paul II Multi-Academy.