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Bishop Douglass Catholic School

Bishop Douglass Catholic School

In Pursuit Of Excellence

GCSE Results 2017

Top achievers flying high at Bishop Douglass 

The governors and Headteacher, Martin Tissot, said that they were pleased and relieved that this year’s GCSE results have held up well despite the national changes at GCSE.    Initial results indicate that the progress 8 score will be strongly positive for the second year running.  Mr Tissot said, ‘English and Mathematics results do not seem to have been negatively impacted by the tougher examinations.    Teachers have prepared the students well and both teachers and pupils are celebrating today’.   

Despite the volatility in the national results picture, the most-able students were celebrating at Bishop Douglass having achieved better than ever before.  Head of Year 11 and Associate Headteacher, Michelle Henderson said, ‘The percentage of A and A* grades has risen to 26% increasing year on year.  This reflects the commitment and hard work of both pupils and teachers.   We had some excellent results particularly in core subjects, with 32% of students in English recording a 9-7 grade’.

Chair of governors, Michael Veal said, ‘On the back of excellent A level results last week, these results show that we are becoming more academic in our focus and moving in the right direction’.  

Star performers for the school included:  Camilo Henao-Pardo with three 9s and four A* and two As and Rino Takeuchi, one 9, one A * and six As.