St. Ignatius Catholic School has released its external examination results from the spring, with 95.5% of students achieving 5 or more A*-C grades on the I/GCSEs.
The same percentage of students (95.5%) also achieved 7 or more A*-C grades, according to a parent bulletin from the school.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the May/June exams were cancelled by the UK-based examination boards. Instead, Cambridge International and WJEC decided to award grades based on “school-based assessments (predicted grades)”, according to the bulletin.
In order to determine the students’ grades on I/GCCEs, AS Levels (Year 12) and A Levels (Year 13), school staff considered data such as each student’s predicted and target grades for the year, the student’s performance in internal assessments up to the lockdown, and the student’s past performance on external exams, including January mock exams.
“As a consequence of following such a detailed process, we felt very secure that the predicted grades that we finally submitted to the examination boards were the most accurate and fair predictions we could make of how we felt the students would have performed had they sat their external examinations,” Peter Embleton, Head of Secondary, said in the bulletin.
In terms of top performers on the I/GCSE, Sahil Jyoti and Shayana Windsor each achieved 11 A* grades, while Greta Ecke achieved 10 A* grades and 1 A* at A Level.
Here is a breakdown of overall school results:
- A* – A (highest grades): 52.3%
- A* – B: 80.1%
- A* – C (higher passes): 97.3%
- A*- G (overall pass): 100%
- Students with 5 or more A*- C grades: 95.5%
- Students with 7 or more A*- C grades: 95.5%
- Students with all A*- C grades: 91.1%
Year 12 AS Level
- A – B grades: 65%
- A – C: 93%
- A – E (overall pass): 100%
Year 13 A Level
- A*- A grades: 47%
- A*- B: 74%
- A*- C: 98%
- A*- E: 100%