GCSE Results for John Henry Newman Catholic College

 GCSE Results Summer 2017

This year’s GCSE results day saw wonderful celebrations as students received confirmation of the grades achieved. There were some outstanding individual stories and a raft of the new elite Grade 9 passes. Congratulations to all of our Year 11 students, families and teaching staff.

Grade 9 is not the same as an A* grade; it’s a brand new grade, designed to recognise the very highest performing students and will be used by universities and employers to select the highest calibre of student onto competitive courses, such as medicine and prestigious apprenticeships. It was estimated that only 2-3% of students across the country would achieve the new grade 9 at GCSE English and Maths.

Special congratulations to the following students who  achieved at least one Grade 9 or A*:

Jim A
Megan B
Geneva B
Josh D
Dan E
Christian F
Shannon G
Millie H
Laura H
Leah J
Joseph M
Helena P
Farrah S
Virjan S
Lena S
Lauren T
Lena S
Nathan W
Yilun W


Joe M and his proud Mum, with his brilliant results

Joseph was one of only 2000 students across the country to achieve all three Grade 9 GCSEs. He also achieved four Grade A* GCSEs and two Grade A GCSEs. This will put him in an excellent position for when he applies to university to study medicine in two years time. He now plans to study A levels in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at our Sixth Form.

Mrs McGuirk, Principal said

”I am very proud of all of our students. The new examinations have increased the anxiety around these results and I am delighted that so many students set themselves high expectations and worked hard to achieve them. This would not have been possible without a committed and talented staff who gone the extra mile to support students and the wonderful support from families. A huge well done to the whole community!”

We have provided some initial analysis below and will add to this shortly once the further detail is available.

  • 74% pass rate at C and above for Science overall (Chemistry, Physics and Biology students achieved 100% pass)
  • In English 66% achieved a grade 4 and above
  • In Maths 67% achieved a grade 4 and above
  • In RE 71% achieved a grade C and above