GCSE Results 2019

All Hallows Catholic College, Macclesfield

The Class of 2019 at All Hallows Catholic College have achieved another excellent set of GCSE results, with 71% of all students attaining a 9-4 grade in both English & Maths. 90% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in English and 75% in Mathematics. 18% of achieved the very highest grades of 9-7 in both subjects. Student performance at the highest grades was excellent, with 35 students achieving the highest grade 9 in at least one of their examinations, whilst 23% of all grades were at either a grade 8 or 9.

Principal, Mr Tim Beesley, said, ‘I am delighted with these results, and am very proud of what our students have accomplished. They have worked incredibly hard, and have deserved to achieve so well. I would also like to thank their parents for all of the support that they have given the College over the last five years, and recognise the commitment and dedication of our staff, who have done so much to help prepare the young people for these exams, and for the next stage of their lives. We look forward to continuing to work with the vast majority of them as they join us in the Sixth Form.’

Head of Year, Claire Lewis, said ‘We are absolutely delighted with the results. Our students have done so well, and it has been a pleasure to work with them and support them over the last five years. We are so pleased their hard work has paid off.’

The highest performing female student was Bethany Hughes, and the highest achieving male student was Jack Cheung. The achievements in our vocational subjects has been excellent and this year also saw two students taking the Higher Project Qualification as part of a programme for higher ability students: Bethany Hughes and Heidi Bain.

Chair of Governors, Jacqui Feely said, ‘We are very proud and grateful for the hard work of students and staff, which have led to these wonderful results.  Thank you to everyone for their dedication and devotion to the academic success and welfare of our young people’.

Left to right: Imogen Drake, Izzy Reid, Jeffrey Tugade, Sophie Okill, Jack Cheung, James Richards, Will Townley, Luke Tidsey and Benjamin Prior













St Chad’s RC & CofE High School, Runcorn

Following on from successful A Level outcomes last week, we are delighted to report that students at St. Chad’s have achieved some of the highest grades possible in the new 9-1 grading system, as well as students making significant progress during their time at the school.

Top performers include:

Emily Doyle Grade 9 (1) Grade 8 (4) Grade 7 (4) Grade 5 (1)

Amy Humphreys Grade 9 (3) Grade 8 (2) Grade 7 (3) Grade 6 (2)  

Seamus King-Haughey Grade 8 (2) Grade 7 (1) Grade 6 (4) Grade 5 (2)

Paulina Lasota Grade 9 (3) Grade 8 (4) Grade 7 (2) Grade 6 (2)

Chloe McKnight Grade 9 (3) Grade 8 (1) Grade 7 (2) Grade 6 (4)

Neo Philip Grade 9 (1) Grade 8 (4) Grade 7 (4) Grade 5 (1)

Most progress made:

Luke Clark

Emily Doyle

Mikey Foley

Georgia Jones

Paulina Lasota

Caitlin Oliver

Congratulations to students, parents, staff and governors who have all worked hard to achieve these outcomes. We are very proud of all of our students and wish them every success in the future.

St Anselm’s College, Prenton

Year 11students at St. Anselm’s College, Birkenhead, are celebrating their GCSE results following some outstanding individual achievements. 95% of Year 11 boys achieved grades 4 or above in both English and Maths, with 24% gaining grades 7-9 in both subjects, and 36% of all GCSE results were at the top grades. The Attainment 8 score of 60.58 was the best of the past 4 years since this national measure was introduced. This maintained the high standards of recent years and follows on from excellent A Level results last week.

There were some outstanding individual results with many boys achieving the new grade 9 led by Divij Wankhade from Upton. His 8 grade 9s are one of the best set of individual results achieved at the College under the new numerical grading system. John Barron, from Prenton, Thomas Hennessy, from Great Sutton, Matthew Ryan, from Eastham and Joel Sebastian, from Moreton, all achieved 7 grade 9s.

Headmaster Simon Duggan is pleased by the results, which he attributed to the commitment and dedication of boys and staff, and the support of parents, at a time when GCSEs have become more demanding. He commented “These are very impressive individual results, statistically among the best in our history. We expect these outstanding students to progress to the leading universities in the country, in 2 years’ time in the footsteps of this year’s successful A Level students.”







The Catholic High School, Chester


Students collected GCSE results from school this morning and the anxious glances were quickly replaced by smiles as they opened their envelopes.  Head of Year Dylan Green had predicted a ‘vintage year’ and was delighted to see the students he had worked with succeed.  ‘This year group have felt the full force of the new GCSEs’ he said, ‘and they have come through so well.  I am very proud of them’.

Top of the class was Grace Garvey who secured nine straight ‘9’ grades and an A*, closely followed by Elsa Vickery with seven ‘9’s, two ‘8’s and an A*.  Along with their friends they have been signing up for Sixth Form courses and for college places.

‘This is a tremendous achievement for our students’ said retiring Headteacher John Murray, ‘but it is also just one step along the way.  Whether they stay for Sixth Form or go on to apprenticeships or college, we wish them all the very best for the future.’

Incoming Headteacher Cathy McKeagney added ‘Congratulations to all the young people for what they have achieved.  I’m really looking forward to working with those who are staying on for Sixth Form, and with the teachers who have worked so hard to get them to where they are now.’

The top achievers this year are;


Maisie Orwin; one ‘9’, one ‘8’, six ‘7’s and one ‘6’
Grace Garvey; nine ‘9’ grades and one A*
Elsa Vickery; seven ‘9’ grades, two ‘8’s and one A*
Tara Evans; two ’9’s, two ‘8’s, four ‘7’s and one ‘6’
Isabelle Mohan; four ‘9’s, two ‘7’s and three ‘6’s
Eryk Holub; one ‘9’, one ‘8’, three ‘7’s and five ‘6’s
Isabella Di Trolio; one ‘9’, one ‘8’, six ‘7’s, one ‘6’ and a B
Mae Garvey; two ‘9’s, three ‘8’s, three ‘6’s
Erin Hoey; one ‘9’, three ‘8’s, two ‘7’s and two ‘6’s
Conor Rushton; one ‘9’, two ‘8’s, three ‘7’s and three ‘6’s
Isobel Franchetti; four ‘8’s, one ‘7’ and four ‘6’s
Ciara Nelson; one ‘9’, one ‘8’, four ‘7’s and two ‘6’s
Betty Martin; one ‘9’, four ‘7’s and four’6’s

‘These GCSEs are significantly harder than in previous years’ said Assistant Head Ursula Mort, who has the key responsibility for achievement in the school, ‘but these students have really risen to the challenge.  It is great to see subjects like Art, PE, languages and the sciences doing so well, and we are really pleased to see the proportion of students gaining strong passes in RE going up significantly.  Results in History and English Literature are really good and show our students making good progress in these key subjects.’