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Cardinal Pole Catholic School

Cardinal Pole Catholic School

Headteacher's Welcome

Exam Results 2017

Over the summer break, Cardinal Pole Catholic School community celebrated another set of outstanding A Level and vocational results and a very pleasing set of GCSE results.  A Level  students were delighted with their achievements, ensuring that they secured their places at university, including prestigious Russell Group Universities such as Oxford, UCL, Warwick, Kings College London, Liverpool and Birmingham.

Consistently in the top 10% of sixth forms in the country, the school maintained this impressive achievement this year.  Despite the significant changes to A Level assessment and curriculum content and a dip in achievements elsewhere, over 50%  of grades were A*- B and 80% of grades were at A*- C, continuing  the impressive practice in the sixth form that OFSTED 2017 described as ‘outstanding’.

Two students that particularly excelled were Hope Osifo and Motunrayo Arojojoye. Hope gained A*A*A and will go on to read Medicine at Liverpool. Motunrayo gained A*AA and will read Law at Clare College, Cambridge.

Hope said “I'm so thankful to God for the grades I achieved. Although the A-Level courses were challenging I pushed myself to work hard and am delighted to see that the fruits of my labour have paid off. Becoming a doctor has been my dream since I was 3 years old, I'm so excited to be one step closer to achieving that goal."

Other notable results included Samuel Afolabi who gained A*AB and will read Economics at Nottingham and Ana Dos Santos who gained AABB and will read Maths at Kings College London. We are also pleased with the results of  Tofunmi Kayode who gained AAB, Oanh Nguyen with AAB and Hayley Obioma with ABB, all of whom will read Law at Warwick.

Our Vocational results also continue to be outstanding. Amongst our vocational students Chelsea Cesar achieved Distinction*Distinction*Distinction * in Health and Social Care and will study Nursing at Kingston and Bisola Giwa who achieved in Distinction*Distinction*Distinction Business and will study International Business at Kent.

As these students become Cardinal Pole Alumni, we look forward future, so they can share their stories of success with others'.

You will have read in the news the concerns expressed regarding the new GCSE grading system and changes to the assessment processes.  I am delighted to report that the students and staff rose to the challenge, producing excellent value added. The GCSE Maths results at 70% C grade equivalent and above was in line with last year's well above national results and English at 73% C grade equivalent and above was  significantly higher  than last year and higher than those expected nationally this year. Fr David, Chair of Governors stated: ' These results are a  well deserved  reward for all of the hard work by staff and students. ' Other subjects secured continued success, exceptionally with Computer Science at 100%,  Drama at 95%, Art at 94%, Business Studies,  History and Science additional all securing over 70% A*-C grades.  There were some outstanding individual student results also, all securing 10 or more A*/A grades,  including Jemima Williams, Faith Osifo, Lexi Nyerere, Bisola Alli-Balogun and Prince Amphonsah.  Congratulations to all of them.

Ms Heffernan, Headteacher said  'We are delighted to see the hard work of all involved; students, parents and staff, have  had such positive outcomes, preparing them well for the next phase of their lives, especially in the face of all the curriculum and assessment changes.'

Jane Heffernan

 Headteacher