2019 Press Release for GCSE results
Congratulations to St. Martin’s GCSE students on attaining another exceptional year of results. 174 students, equating to 85.6% of those sitting GCSEs this year attained 5 grades C or above. 73% when including English and Mathematics.
More students than ever before attained 5 GCSEs at A* and A with 27% of all those entered achieving this accolade compared to 17% in 2018
The English faculty attained the highest results ever with 82.1% achieving a C or above in English. For students studying Mathematics, which has long been a strong performing subject within the school, attainment was high once again this year and above Welsh government modelled expectations with 78.7% of students achieving a C or above.
The exceptional attainment was not limited to GCSE alone but testimony to the school’s pursuit of challenge for all students. This was also exemplified in the achievement of 37 Year 11 students who sat Mathematics A level alongside their GCSEs, of which 27 gained a passes ranging from A-C.
These talented individuals will no doubt be our future engineers, scientists and mathematical theorists. Well done to all. The subject of Mathematics has laid the preparations for future success within the schools Sixth Form Centre.
43 students were also entered for additional mathematics with 72% attaining an A* or A grade.
Science results were also the highest ever in the school’s history with 77% of students gaining a C or above compared to 60.9% in 2018.
The capped 9 points score rose this year to 403.21 from 369.
Congratulations to the students and staff at our school who have worked tirelessly to attain such impressive results and thank you to the parents who have worked in such a close partnership with us throughout the years. Looking forward to welcoming the majority of Year 11 into the Sixth Form from September.
2019 Press Release for A Level results
Exceptional outcomes have been achieved at St. Martin's Sixth Form Centre once again as the school continues to go from strength to strength. As a growing sixth form provider within Caerphilly with a total of 118 learners, strong academic success and impressive facilities we are proud to announce that 92% of learners have achieved the level 3 threshold of 2A level passes this year. The number of learners attaining 3A*-C also rose by 7% to 62% of the year group. There was 100% pass rate in all 19 out of the 21 subjects studied by students this year.
All students have obtained the grades required to progress onto their diverse higher education courses, chosen career pathways, apprenticeships and work placements.
Mr Jarvis, Head teacher, congratulated the sixth form students on another exceptional year of results and wished them well as they begin the next exciting chapter in their lives, knowing that they are now fully prepared for life beyond St. Martin's.
Top achievers in Year 13 were:
- Charlotte Ball English lit A* history A and RE A
- Thomas Davies Welsh Bac B B Mathematics A* Physics A and Electronics A*
- Jessica Evans Welsh Bac A Biol A chem A maths A
- Bethan Morris WBQ Drama A RE B BTEC H&S Distinction *
- Evie Poyner WBQ A Biology B English Lit A Psych A
The outstanding results were not limited to Year 13 with high standards being set by year 12 with notable high achievers being:
- Chloe Beacham achieved 3As in English Literature, Geography and Media studies
- Ellie Davies secured 3 A grades in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics
- Sean Kedward gained 2As In Business Studies and Mathematics
- Jack Pedley achieved 2A grades a B and C Biology, Geography and ICT
- Lucas Rees achieved 2 A grades and a B grade in Biology, Mathematics and History
The leaders of the sixth form, Miss Hopkins and Miss McCallion stated, "It is wonderful to be leading the school's Sixth Form Centre, which is at the heart of our community and so highly regarded within the area as a leading provider of Post-16 courses."
The governing body are highly supportive and have heavily invested in the facilities at the school which have been further enhanced this year by the creation of larger spaces for independent study and reflection. The highly skilled and experienced Sixth Form team of teachers provides quality provision within small class sizes which gives our students personalised support and guidance at such a critical time in their lives.
Providing personalised tutoring, within small class sizes enables teachers to give our students the individual attention and guidance that they require at this stage in their lives when they are studying at such a high level. Coupling this with the impressive facilities available to all learners are the key ingredients for success at this level.
For further information on applying to join St. Martin's Sixth Form Centre please contact the school via email at firstname.lastname@example.org