St. Joseph’s Catholic & Anglican High School is delighted to celebrate the significant exam successes of our Year 11 pupils. We celebrate the success of each and every individual pupil and say “Well Done” to all. Some individuals worthy of special note include our Head Boy and Head Girl – Tom Lloyd (Borras Park Primary) and Charlotte Hawkins (St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School) who, along with Grace Amedor (St. Giles Primary), Cara Bird (St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School) and Cara Roberts (Acton Primary) achieved a stunning 14 or more A*/A grades. In addition to this, a fifth of our Year 11 Pupils achieved 10 or more of the top A*/A grades, and 28% of pupils achieving the coveted 5 or more A/A* grades. This continues to be a real strength of the school and makes up part of the 23% of A*/A grades achieved (out of all grades awarded)
Once again there has been a superb performance in the core subjects, particularly in the three separate GCSE Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) where over 50% of pupils achieved A/A* grades. In each of the above, 100% of pupils achieved A*-C grades. GCSE Mathematics/Numeracy, English Language, and English Literature are all above the Wales national averages for 2016-17, with A*/A grades for GCSE Mathematics/Numeracy being 16% above the national average.
As the only school in Wrexham to offer GCSE German, we are pleased that 100% of our pupils achieved A*-C grades, with 60% of those at A*/A grade.
The school is also celebrating excellent Welsh Baccalaureate results, and outstanding success in the new Skills Challenge certificate where 91% of the cohort achieved a GCSE A*-C grade, and 31% of the cohort achieving A*/A grades.
As ever, a huge proportion of our pupils enjoy significant success, and this has led to be the best ever results for some of our other subjects including GCSE English Language and GCSE PE.
The culmination of the hard work and commitment of the school’s Year 11 pupils, the support from parents/carers and the talent and dedication of the teaching and support staff at the school sees outstanding performance. So, yet again, this sees St. Joseph’s building on the strong success of previous years and delivering excellent qualifications for its pupils, and maximizing their prospects of entering the sixth form/further education pathway of their choice.
The outstanding achievements and results of this Year 11 cohort are the fruition of five years of dedication and determination, where the pupils and staff of St. Joseph’s – who in partnership with our parents work tirelessly to ensure that every child reaches their full potential. I am delighted with the academic success that our pupils have enjoyed today, and I am proud that alongside this, they have grown to become mature young adults ready to play a full part in society. It is my prayer that they continue to be richly blessed in the next stage of their learning
– Mr C. Wilkinson,
The school’s Open Evening for Year 7 Entry in September 2018 is on Monday 18th September. Further details will be available on the school website.