Exam success and Information

St Richard’s Exam Success

2023 GCSE Results

St. Richard’s Catholic College is pleased to share the success of Year 11 pupils who have achieved really well in this year’s GCSE examinations.


Pupils of all abilities attained strong results with a fantastic 41% of all grades achieved at 7-9.


Headline figures for the BASICs measure (English and Maths combined) were 84% at 4-9 grades and 66% at 5-9 grades.  There were many outstanding performances with a significant number of pupils achieving grade 9s in all their subjects.  There was little within school variation across subjects and the Attainment 8 score this year was 58.1 indicating that the average grade was grade 6.


All pupils are to be congratulated on their enthusiastic endeavours, commitment to their studies and ambition to do well.  They can now look forward to even greater success at Sixth Form, Apprenticeships and in their future careers.


The Principal, Miss Cronin, stated, “I am delighted with the success of all pupils and wish them well in their future endeavours pursuing their dreams and ambitions.  I would also like to take the opportunity to pay tribute to the staff who have inspired, encouraged and supported all pupils throughout their secondary school career to be their best selves.  The pupils now leave as well-rounded individuals ready to make their mark on society and to continue developing their wonderful talents.  I also appreciate all the support and contributions from the pupils’ parents/carers, which has resulted in this happy day, where everyone can take pride in their achievements.  The staff and I are really proud of them all.”


St. Richard’s is also celebrating wonderful early entry results for pupils in Years 9 and 10 in Geology, a variety of languages, Statistics and Dance.

St Richard’s Exam Information

The documents below have been provided to give candidates useful information on what they should and should not do when under examination conditions, completing controlled assessments and coursework.  Mrs Fletcher, Exams Officer is available to answer any queries and explain the attached documents.

Results and Post Results Guidance 2024

GCSE Examinations Timetable 2024

Preparing to sit exams

Examinations guidance for pupils, parents and carers 2023-2024

Information for candidates – coursework 2023-2024

Information for candidates – non-examination assessments 2023-2024

Information for candidates – on-screen tests 2023-2024

Information for Candidates – Privacy Notice 2023-2024

Information for candidates – Social Media 2023-2024

Information for candidates – written exams 2023-2024

Information for candidates – AI and Assessments 2023-2024

St Richard’s Exam Policies

Non Examinations Assessment Policy

Complaints and Appeals Procedure Exams

Emergency Evacuation Policy Exams

Special Consideration Policy

Wordprocessor Policy

Lockdown Policy Exams

Exams Policy

Exams Archiving Policy

Equalities Policy Exams

Data Protection Policy Exams

Internal Appeals Procedures Policy

Malpractice Policy

Managing Behaviour Policy

Special Consideration Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

Conflicts of Interest Policy

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy