Exam results for the Class of 2014 at our Catholic High School, Corpus Christi, exceeded expectations this summer. David Cushion and Angela Thomas, previous and present acting Head Teachers, tell us that staff, parents and pupils are delighted.
While no pupil left the School without a recognised qualification, 99% gained at least 5 A* – G grades. Within them, 89% achieved at least 5 A* – C grades, including 77% with the “all important” English and Maths, and 73% including English, Maths and Science.
An unprecedented number achieved top grades in their GCSEs. 28 pupils gained at least 10 subjects at A*/A grade. One gained 11 A* – doing Music as an extra, and 6 pupils gained 10 A* grades, while 3 got 9 A* and 1 A. As mentioned, the school is particularly pleased with the 5 A* – C results that include English and Maths. These have risen again this year, from 57% in 2012 and 66% in 2013 to 77% this year. A* – C grades in general also have risen from 78% to 80% to 89%. This shows fantastic progress, which the School is, of course, determined to continue.
While academic results are far from being the only matter of importance in a Catholic school like Corpus Christi, with its motto “Together we are the Body of Christ”, we are, like all schools, obliged to do the best we can for our young parishioners in the academic as much as in the spiritual or any other area. We are just as pleased when visitors to Corpus Christi comment on the good behaviour, or the warm atmosphere found there.
So well done, year of 2014! At least one pupil from the new Year 11 has told me, with a resigned look, that the bar has now been set high. Well done year of 2014, and well done Corpus Christi!