GCSE Results Day 2019

GCSE Results Day 2019

Photograph: Newman’s top achieving students celebrating their success this morning.

There were lots of smiles and huge excitement as students and parents celebrated receiving their long awaited GCSE results together with the proud staff at Newman RC College.

This year sees the final set of changes to GCSE curriculum and assessment. In addition to the changes in 2017 for English and Maths when they were made more challenging, similar changes in 2018 affected 20 more subjects, and this year the remainder of subjects are in the new more challenging format. These subjects are all graded on a new scale of 9 to 1, with 9 the highest grade, rather than A* to G.

Simple comparison of 2019 GCSE results with previous years’ results is not possible. These changes also affect the government Basics, Attainment 8, Progress 8 and Ebacc measures. Progress comparison will be possible later this year when national level data is released.

It has been another year of exceptional student performances, with Dominic Sims topping the list and achieving eight grade 9’s and one grade 8. Rebecca Roberts was another high flyer, achieving five grade 9’s and four grade 8’s. Dominic now intends to study History, Law, Politics and English Literature at Oldham Sixth Form. Rebecca wants to study French, History and Politics at Blue Coat.

Thomas Donellan and Kathie Fernando celebrated achieving seventeen grade 8’s and 9’s between them to top off their extra responsibility and dedication as Head Boy and Head Girl this year. They now intend to study at Blue Coat and Loreto respectively.

Not all about achieving the top grades, Anmol Asvid, Maha Mosufa, Marcel Nowak and Zoard Vince (pictured) were all delighted with their results, and testament to hard work and determination were Newman’s top four achieving students for progress against target grades.

Headteacher Glyn Pottssaid:“We are delighted to see that the talent and efforts of students and staff have been recognised. We continue to live our vocation by serving our community and celebrating their God given talents”.