Many congratulations to the Senior Chamber Choir members who have just passed their Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) Dean’s and Bishop’s Awards. The following were all successful in the Dean’s Award: Beth Spink passed with Merit and Maia Hanbury-Tenison, Holly Kitson, Rosanna Rowe and Izzy Stacey all passed with Distinction.

Alina Nuta was very successful in the prestigious Bishop’s Award and passed with Distinction.   All the girls were presented with their distinctive green and purple ribbons by the Dean and Bishop at a special service at Truro Cathedral.

This national examination tests a wide range of knowledge and understanding. Not only did everyone have to perform up to four pieces of music, perform aural and sight-singing tests, but they had to undertake a very rigorous and lengthy viva-voce exam, answering questions on the Church’s calendar, liturgy, suitable music for the different services and seasons within the church, compare, contrast and analyse anthems and discuss their musical experience and contribution within the choir too – no mean feat.

St Joseph’s has been entering candidates for the Dean’s Award since 1995 and the Bishop’s Award since 1999 and, according to RSCM Headquarters, has had the highest total number of successful RSCM Dean’s and Bishop’s Award winners in the whole of the South West.

Well done to them all!

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There is delight here at school as all the hard work of Mrs Green and the Y11 2015 GCSE art students has finally gained the recognition it deserves. Following the remoderation of this summer’s cohort of exam pieces, many marks have now gone up, allowing full recognition for the great work that any visitor to the school can see adorning the walls of the Senior School. This means the overall school results now stand at an amazing 96% of pupils gaining the national benchmark of five A*-C GCSEs including Maths and English, an incredible result that means the first mixed cohort actually outperformed the final all girls year! Great news – and a truly delighted art teacher.

GCSE Results Update

August 27th, 2015 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | News | Results | Updates - (0 Comments)

Following a remark of an examination paper we are now pleased to say that 92% of students achieved 5 or more A* – C grades including Maths and English. This also means that the Year 11 class of 2015 have matched the 2014 class who also achieved 92%. Congratulations.

 

GCSE RESULTS 2015

August 20th, 2015 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Gallery | In The Press | News | Results - (0 Comments)

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.

 

 

 

Senior Inter-House

July 8th, 2015 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News | Results | Sports - (0 Comments)

Congratulations to Lanydrock House team at St Joseph’s School who won the majority of Inter-House competitions in the Senior School this year.

In the Senior School pupils are split in to four teams, Cotehele, Lanhydrock, Pencarrow and Trerice and compete in a number of different events throughout the academic year.

Lanhydrock won the following Inter-House competitions in 2014-2015 Athletics, Cricket, Cross Country, Master Chef, Music, Netball and Rounders!

Lanhydrock House was led by Lauren Bryant who motivated the pupils in her House to victory in all these areas.

Pictured are the Lanydrock representatives for the Master Chef competition with Professional Chef Mr Nathan Outlaw and Catering Teacher Mrs Anne Gibson. The pupils who took part in the Master Chef competition for Lanhydrock earlier this year were: House Captain Lauren Bryant, Hetty Tetley, Charles Nicoll, Henry Callen, Ceri Bryant, Rosanna Rowe, Cathryn Nuta and Emma Honey.

Lanhydrock Team 2014-2015

Lauren Bryant, Tessa Hansford, Torin Gillies, Thomas James, Hetty Tetley, JJ Young, Henry Callen, Celyn Ensell-Bowen, Holly Howells, Charlie Nicoll, Emma Shaw, Zoe Williams, Bethany Allin, Ceri Bryant, Jemima Preston, Rosanna Rowe, Molly Tape, Oscar Harvey, Ava McDiarmid-Hall, Tillie Cholwill, Elspeth Crozier, Alan Keohane, Orla Morton, Samuel Mills-Shute, Cathryn Nuta, Isabella Russell, Rohan Sturdy, Noah Abideen, Finbar Brown, Max Darwall, Isabelle Potts, Liberty Scott.

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