Continuing the tradition of outstanding GCSE results, staff and students at Our Lady’s celebrated this morning as those brown envelopes were opened to reveal that all the hard work of the past year has paid off. Our Lady’s is once again one of the top performing high schools in Manchester.
With a new GCSE grading system being phased in this year, it is difficult to make comparisons, but the results speak for themselves; building on the success of previous years. Casey Jarvis, Christiana Odusanya, Maria Collins and Rebecca Thomas all achieved eight A* grades or more with other students also obtaining the new 9 grade.
As the students arrived to collect their results there was a real celebratory atmosphere and it was lovely to watch the delight on their faces as they realised that all their hard work over the past year had earned them excellent results. Emma McCall was just one of several excited students; “I was expecting a C in English Literature, but got an 8. That’s like an A*! I didn’t expect that at all. I’m overwhelmed.”
Josh McCall achieved a 9 grade in English: “I’m going to Loretto to study Physics. I want to get a place at uni to do Theoretical Physics. I’m feeling great. I’m really happy with my 9 in English.”
Casey Jarvis deserves special recognition. Casey left primary school a year early to join year 7 and has now completed all her GCSEs in year 10. Casey was predicted a great outcome having already picked up an A grade when she took her core science last year aged 14. She said: “I want to go to Loretto to study Maths, Biology and Chemistry and then go on to university to do Veterinary Science. I’d like to pursue my dream of studying at Cambridge University to become a Vet.”
Head of Year 11, Mr Vincent said: “I am so proud of the achievements of the year group. Having seen first-hand all the efforts and dedication gone into this year, it is really nice to see it all pay off.”
Mr Ormsby would like to thank all the staff, students and parents for their hard work and commitment over the past 12 months. These exceptional results are a reflection of our crucial partnership proving that when we all work together we achieve great things.
Everyone has worked so hard and deserves to reap the rewards. We wish all our former students the best as they leave Our Lady's to pursue their dreams.
Congratulations Class of 2017!