gcse results

2016 GCSE Results

Students at St Joseph’s School, Launceston, are celebrating GCSE success once again this year. 90% of pupils achieved the national benchmark of 5 A* to C Grades including Maths and English, demonstrating once again the benefits of small class sizes and the supportive, positive teaching and learning ethos for which the school is renown.

St Joseph’s welcomes pupils of all abilities and sets no entrance exam, so for fully a third of GCSE grades to be A* and A is a remarkable feat. Over two thirds of all grades were awarded at B and above.

Individual highlights included three pupils achieving a remarkable 19 A* and 9 A grades between them. In addition, the inaugural cohort of students in both Drama and DT all achieved A Grades, which was a wonderful achievement.

Headmaster Mr Oliver Scott said “I am very proud of the many success stories that we can see here today. There has been a great deal of national debate about making GCSEs ever harder, and to see our students with their wide range of abilities continuing to achieve highly is a real credit to them. As ever, we will be looking to improve further next year, but this is a chance to say well done to all those who now set off to the next stage of their lives with a firm foundation in place. Thank you to all those teachers who have taught the children, from Nursery to Year 11.”

GCSE results are only one measure of a school’s success: St Joseph’s builds confidence and pupils take more with them than certificates when leaving school: the personal qualities that the school develops can be seen in each one of the pupils who graduate this year. 

2015 GCSE Results

Students at St Joseph's School, Launceston have been celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results with over 1/3 of exams passed at A and A* grades. Last year, St Joseph's welcomed its first cohort of boys into Year 11, meaning this is the first GCSE year group of boys and girls.

96% of students achieved 5 or more A* - C grades including Maths and English. Given that the School does not set an entrance examination to join, this is a truly remarkable performance.

Headmaster Mr Oliver Scott said “I am delighted to see that this, our first mixed cohort, has maintained our reputation for academic excellence. There are some fantastic individual performances, and the fact that across the year group one in every three results was at A or A* is a source of huge pride. We welcome students of all abilities, and with great changes taking place with GCSEs nationally, it is very pleasing to see continued success here at St Joseph's.”

Nearly half the students achieved 3 or more A/A* grades. These are Triffie Axworthy, James Barton, Lauren Bryant, Johannis Clifford-Flower, Zola Courtney-Bridgey, Jay Innes, Torin Gillies, Tessa Hansford, Bethany Leighfield, India Preston and JJ Young with Emma Gillard, who joined St Joseph’s in the Junior School, achieving an outstanding set of results with 13 A/A* grades.

Results day is also a chance to reflect on all that the students have achieved more widely during their time at St Joseph’s, moving from enthusiastic children into young adults. A huge well done to the class of 2015.

St Joseph's School is delighted that once again our combination of an excellent curriculum and outstanding pastoral care has allowed every individual, regardless of ability, to succeed. St Joseph’s is now fully co-educational from Nursery to GCSE with an almost equal balance of boys and girls.

2014 GCSE Results

We are extremely proud of the successes the pupils have achieved once again at St Joseph's. 92% of our students achieved 5 A*-C grades, including maths and English, and 25% gained exclusively A and A* grades. Overall, 46% of all GCSEs taken by Year 11 were passed at A* or A grade. Given the non-selective nature of the school, with no entrance examination to join, this is a truly exceptional performance.

We are delighted that we have once again shown that our combination of an excellent curriculum and outstanding pastoral care has allowed every individual, regardless of ability, to succeed.

St Joseph’s has had a very exciting summer, with new ICT, Science and  Music classrooms developed in the main building and our all-weather pitch taking shape in time for September opening. As we welcome back a fully co-educational school in September, our focus remains on ensuring every child, whatever their talent, realises their potential. A huge well done to the pupils of 2014.


2013 GCSE Results

On Thursday 22nd August 2013 pupils, parents and staff at St Joseph’s School in Launceston were celebrating a 100% five A* – C pass rate including Maths and English in the GCSE results. The pupils have achieved a superb set of GCSE results with 42% of the results being awarded at A* & A grades.

Head Teacher, Mrs Sue Rowe, said “These outstanding results reflect the hard work of pupils, staff and the valued support of parents, in our aim to provide the best possible education for all our students in this non selective school. I congratulate the Year 11 students on these excellent results which give a strong foundation for the next stage of their lives.

St Joseph’s continues to progress with Year 7 in September comprising a 3 form entry for the first time in the school’s history and the introduction of new GCSE courses attracting significant interest. I wish all our Year 11 students continued success.”

The top performers for 2013 include; Sophie Jarvis, Estelle Langthorne and Kate Marks.



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  • GCSE results day: Thursday 24th August 2017
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