Exam success and Information

St Richard’s Exam Success

2017 GCSE results

  • 83% of pupils achieved 5 or more GCSEs at A*-C including English and maths at Grade 4
  • 83% of pupils achieved 9-4 in English and Maths
  • 54% of pupils achieved 9-5 in English and Maths
  • 46% achieved the English Baccalaureate at grade 4 in English and Maths
  • 39% achieved the English Baccalaureate at grade 5 in English and Math
  • Attainment 8 score of 5.4 (B- grade average)
  • Progress 8 score of +0.59
  • 21% achieved 5 A or A* grades
  • 18 pupils took AS Philosophy & Ethics. They achieved 8A, 4B, 6C
  • 99.5% of pupils moved into further education, training or employment


St Richard’s Catholic College is celebrating the outstanding achievements of all pupils who worked hard to take on the challenges of more demanding GCSEs and linear examinations.


Headline figures include: 83% of pupils achieving grade 4 (grade C equivalent) and above in five or more subjects including maths and English. 83% of pupils achieved grade 4 or above in maths whilst 91% of pupils achieved grade 4 or above in English.


There were many outstanding performances across the full ability range with a significant number of pupils achieving the highest grades 9, 8, 7, A*, A across the board.


Last week, we were delighted to receive the results of the AS Philosophy and Christian Thought group who all achieved grades A-C with the majority performing at an A grade.


Year 9 pupils, who chose to study Astronomy, achieved a 93% A*-C pass rate, whilst the early entry Year 10 RE group achieved 100% A*-B and a significant number of pupils took a GCSE in their first language achieving excellent grades.


Miss Cronin, Principal of the College stated, “I am delighted with the successes of all our pupils and grateful to all the staff for their dedication, commitment and determination to bring out the best in every child. I am also pleased to see a number of grade 9s achieved in Language, Literature and Maths. The pupils have worked diligently achieving their aspirations and goals. Well done to all, including our parents, who play a vital part in the education and success of their child.”


Schools performance tables from the DFE can be found by clicking on this link: www.education.gov.uk

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.

GCSE Exams Timetable 2018

Information for candidates – controlled assessments 2017-2018

Information for candidates – coursework 2017-2018

Instructions for candidates – non-examination assessments 2017-2018

Information for candidates – on-screen tests 2017-2018

Information for Candidates – Privacy Notice 2017-2018

Information for candidates – social media 2017-2018

Information for candidates – written exams 2017-2018