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.
Over 92% 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.