St Thomas More Catholic School GCSE students were celebrating outstanding GCSE results today, which have increased again on last year’s figures. There were outstanding performances in a number of subjects, including History, German, Geography, English and PE GCSE, where over 70% of students gained A*-C. The levels of progress have improved in both maths and English leading to an overall improved picture.
Student Richard Murray, who collected his GCSE results today, said “St Thomas More has a great community. The staff create an exciting learning environment and not only teach us to high standards but give us crucial life lessons that we will never forget.” Richard, who is planning to go on to study A-Levels in PE, mathematics, psychology and biology, is hoping to go on to university to study for a career in sport therapy.
Fellow classmate Stefan Dupey-Whyte said “I have enjoyed studying at St Thomas More and have made some lifelong friends.” Stefan, who studied ICT, PE and science, hopes to finally go onto university and use his qualifications to have a career in software engineering or IT programming.
Year 11 student Emily Banks will be returning to St Thomas More in September as a Year 12 sixth former. She said “I am looking forward to coming back and starting my A-Levels. The community spirit within the school is a great motivation to do well.” In the future Emily is looking to further her studies in law and philosophy at university.
Another student pleased with her GCSE results today is Chloe Warren. She said “I really like the variety of subjects available at St Thomas More. The teachers here are inspiring and help you achieve your best.” Chloe studied biology, physics, history and RE, and will carry on studying at the school in September.
Headteacher Sarah Hatfield added, “I am very proud of the GCSE results achieved this year. It has been a great academic year for the school and we are very proud of the accomplishments of our students. We look forward to welcoming back many of them in September as they move up into our Sixth Form. “