St Mark’s community so proud of students’ exam results

Education: Secondary / Thu 23rd Aug 2018 at 11:38am

ST Mark’s West Essex Catholic School were celebrating another excellent set of results that yet again demonstrate exceptionally good performances against all of the key achievement measures.

Headteacher, Elaine Heaphy, commenting on the results, stated, “Following on from our great ‘A’ level results last week, I am delighted that the hard work of our Year 11 pupils and their teachers has been rewarded with these excellent results. I am proud of every pupil in accepting and meeting the challenges of these exams. Against a backdrop of change and uncertainty, for teachers, pupils and parents, we have maintained some excellent achievements and we are delighted.

This year given a much tougher examination environment, our pupils have excelled, vindicating our long-standing commitment to a broad-based academic curriculum. Our emphasis is always on the individual and developing them as a whole person and our curriculum supports this, allowing them to study the full range of subjects, which unfortunately many school have discontinued.

From this position of strength, our pupils are now starting the next part their journey at our sixth form, which last week showed great success, with 98% of our pupils heading off to university. I look forward to welcoming, into our Sixth Form for the new academic year, this year group of pupils, along with many new pupils from around the town.”

Initial results (pending remarks and appeals) show that 85% of pupils passed the threshold in English and 75% in Maths. Despite well published changes to GCSE examinations, which has made them more challenging, this figures are likely to be above the national average.

There were many examples of outstanding individual performances with most pupils not only achieving their target grades but a number exceeding them.
The following pupils are just some of the pupils who made exceptional progress and exceeded their targets
Daynyus Halinauskas, Laura Tavares, Yaa Agyirifo, Selwan Badawy, Hannah Varkey, Kira Gallagher, Brenna Philip, Niveythikaa Balandra, Matthew Barry, Evie Ridler, Alfie Dollard.

In addition the following pupils all achieved at least 5 grades 9-7 (numbers indicate number of 9-4 passes and the numbers in brackets indicate the number of 9-7 or equivalent grade):

Raymond Chung 11 (11); Jennifer Saikumar 10 (10); Nisha Ramphal 10 (10);
Melody Langson 10 (10); Charlotte Brough 10 (10); Lucy Rowe 10 (9);
Celiat Rajitola 10 (9); Yedhu Karthikeyan 10 (9); John Hoang 10 (9); Maria Dumitriu 10 (9); Andre Da Mata 10 (9); Eve Corcoran 10 (9); Jordan Washington 10 (8); Hollie Uwins 9 (8); Katie Puklo 11 (8); Faith Ogedengbe 10 (7); Hotensia Mwangi 10 (7); Joseph Tang 10 (6); Muskan Sharma 9 (6); Lewis Roper 10 (6); Dorothy Nguyen 10 (6);
Geanina Mituletu 10 (6); Cameron Liddell 10 (6); Bension George 10 (6);
Demi Bowyer 9 (6); Aimee Price 9 (5); Cherub Jaladi 10 (5); Dorcas Frobour 10 (5).

A grade 7 is comparable to the old grade A, a new grade 4 is comparable to the old grade C.

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