65% of pupils achieved 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths, a figure well above the National Average and the second highest figure for the Convent in the last 4 years.
Pupils at the Convent sit an average 9.4 GCSEs in a range of subjects, these are well established, recognised qualifications and moreover each pupil takes a GCSE in Religious Studies, a humanities subject not included in the statistics for the English Baccalaureate.
Headteacher Miss Brister said “I am proud of our pupils and staff on their achievements; this puts Grays Convent in the top 25% of schools nationally in terms of progress made by pupils”.
Highlights for the Convent included:
97% of high attaining pupils achieved 5 A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Maths
Special congratulations to Opeyemi Adekoye, Lauren Carson, Amelia Darbro, Katy Jones, Aimee Summer, Rebecca Terry and Beth Winslow, who all gained A*s and As in all of their 9 GCSEs.
Convent pupils achieved well above the national levels for progress in English and Maths with 80% of pupils achieving expected progress in Maths, significantly higher than the National average.
Miss Brister added, “We work very hard as a school to support all our pupils and are especially proud of our pupils who for one reason or another are disadvantaged. 57% of these girls achieved 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths, which meets the National average for all pupils, not just those who might be facing difficulties.
I am proud of each and every girl’s achievement. At present our attendance figures are at a record high of 95.4%, a sure sign that our pupils are enjoying school and are focussed on achieving well. Once again, I thank pupils and staff and especially our parents for all they do to support their daughter’s education”.