St Katherine’s students have risen to the challenge of the new, tougher exams with students making strong progress in 2018.
63% of students achieved English and Maths at Grades 9-4 with 40% of students achieving Grades 9-5 in English and Maths. 62% of students achieved Grades 9-4 in five subjects including English and Maths.
A strong series of 9-7 success in several subjects – philosophy and belief (32%), statistics (35%), history 31%, Spanish (25%), music (25%), biology (39%), French (33%) and chemistry and physics (both 27%) – showcases excellent standards across the school.
Notable student achievements include Tara Harvey who achieved a clean sweep of Grade 9s in all her subjects, putting her amongst the top 0.5% of students in the country. Dexter Mott and Peter Hadley achieved Grade 9s in six subjects and Grade 8 and7s in their other subjects. Matteo Prime and Hao Hao Zhang also achieved Grade 9-7s in all their subjects.
St Katherine’s strong vocational curriculum is reflected with many Distinction*-Distinction grades awarded in performing arts (44%), sport (56%) and hospitality (63%).
Justin Humphreys, Head of School said:
“These fantastic results are a credit to this year group who, in spite of a more challenging curriculum and different assessment format, have coped admirably. Their dedication and hard work alongside unwavering support from their families and St Katherine’s committed staff has delivered some great results for our pupils.
Often the headlines and statistics do not do justice to the achievements of individuals who have overcome challenges showing tremendous resilience and determination along their journey. I am proud of each and every one and wish all our wonderful young people every success as they take their next steps.”