Year 11 Case Studies 2018

GCSE Results 2018 – Newman College

Pupils are celebrating at Newman RC College with another impressive set of GCSE results. Against a background of good performance in recent years, and despite the uncertainty of new specifications and grading systems, the school has once again seen further significant improvements in both attainment and progress. Year 11 pupils at Newman College have performed extremely well and must be proud of their achievements. A number of pupils have achieved the new top grade of ‘9’ in many subjects.

Outgoing headteacher Mike McGhee commented “Newman College remains synonymous with good teaching and high standards of achievement, so there is no surprise for us in good results year after year. This is testament to the hard work and talent of students and staff who deserve immense credit for their achievements.”

This year sees the first of a set of changes to GCSE curriculum and assessment. All but a small number of subjects will be graded on a new scale of 9 to 1, with 9 the highest grade, rather than A* to G. Anything other than the simplest comparison of 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.

Sophie and Joyce Tse are celebrating their outstanding results today. Voted ‘Most Hard-working Student’ at the Year 11 Prom, Joyce Tse is gifted in many areas and will be studying Biology, Maths and Psychology at ‘A’ level. From there she hopes to go on to university to study Criminology or Biology. Sophie Tse’s long-term plans include attending university and then pursuing a career in the scientific field, either forensic science or becoming a research scientist. She too will be studying Biology, Maths and Psychology.

Head Boy Ataba Mamman-Akaaba intends to study Biology, Chemistry, History and Psychology at Oldham Sixth Form College. From there he hopes to go to university and would love to study Medicine or Pharmacy. Ataba also has had a great deal of sporting achievements. He was Northern Champion in the 300m in 2016 and was chosen to represent Greater Manchester at the English Schools Track and Field Championships in July of this year where he raced in the 400m and finished in the top five.

Emily Hennessey has been consistently all round talented and hardworking. Emily will be attending Oldham Sixth Form College to study Chemistry, Biology and Art. She has big ambitions and hopes to go on to University to pursue a career in Dentistry. Her favourite subjects have been Art and Sciences and she will remember fondly her adventures on Duke of Edinburgh where she overcame challenges with her closest friends.

Joshua Bennett attended Holy Rosary RC Primary School. His favourite subjects at Newman have been Art and Maths. He will be attending Oldham Sixth Form College to study Business Studies, Accounting and ICT. He hopes that this will take him into a business related career and possibly join his family business. His aims have always been to make his family proud. He will fondly remember his time at Newman College particularly his Maths lessons with his favourite teacher Mr Gray.