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Results statement 2020

At St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School we are committed to our students achieving excellence in all that they do. As such we are proud of the results that students at St Bernadette achieved in 2020. It is important to note that as there were no formal examinations sat, instead students were awarded the higher of the Centre Assessed Grade and OFQUAL’s national algorithm grade. Therefore, the results shown below must be considered in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. There are currently four commonly used headline measures for school achievement. Attainment 8, Progress 8 and grade 4+ or 5+ for Basics (English and Maths GCSE).  St Bernadette students achieved an average Attainment 8 score of 4.86 points, and on the government’s Grade 4+ (an old C grade) for English and Maths a score of 66%.  Students achieved 46% Basics passes at Grade 5+.  The school has a provisional progress 8 score of 0.09 for 2020.



Basics Grade 5+  English and Maths


Basics. A*C Grade 4+ English and Maths


Progress 8 (Provisional and not comparable) 


Attainment 8


When using the old C grade equivalent, Grade 4, 79% of students achieved a grade 4 or higher in their GCSE qualifications.  The percentage entering the English Baccalaureate was 26% of the cohort, of those entered 70% achieved a standard pass and 49% at a strong pass. The percentage of students achieving top grades (A*-A/7-9) was 25% in 2020.

There were a number of students who achieved truly exceptional results eighteen of the cohort achieved eight Grade 7s or higher. With particularly exceptional results for Aleena Vincent whom achieved seven Grade 9s and 3 Grade 8s, Xin Tong Wang whom achieved six Grade 9s, three Grade 8s and 1 Grade 7, Olivia Readings whom achieved five Grade 9s, three Grade 8s and one Grade 7, William Jackson whom achieved one Grade 9, six Grade 8s and the Grade 7s.

At St. Bernadette we want all of our students to achieve their best, we have a challenging and academic curriculum and comprehensive raising achievement systems. We remain ambitious for our pupils and committed to improving outcomes for all learners and achieving excellence for and from all.

Exam Results for 2019

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