Exam results at Our Lady of Sion are always strong, but class and year group sizes are much smaller than in most schools. This makes them difficult to compare statistically both nationally and locally.


GCSE Key Stage 4 Results

% of all Students 2015 2016 2017   2018
A*-C 94 100  98 Grades 9 – 5  91.8
A* – A 44 Grades 9 – 7 50
5 A* -C including English and Maths  94  100  98 Grades 9 – 5 100
Achieving Expected progress in English 89 91  94  93
Achieving Expected progress in Maths 96 98  98  95.3

Following on from the success of last year’s GCSE results, our 2018 cohort have again exceeded our expectations by achieving a further significant rise in the top grades awarded. With the majority of GCSEs now reformed, over 50% of grades awarded were 9-7 (A*/A) compared to 44% in 2017. All students obtained at least 5 grades at 9-5 with one third of students achieving over 5 GCSEs graded 9-7 and over 11% of all GCSEs were graded 9.

Staff and students have had to overcome the challenges of the removal of controlled assessments, new specifications and linear examinations in achieving these fantastic results. Students who deserve particular praise include Anthony Leong achieved 9 grades in all his subjects, one of just a few hundred nationally. Isobel Gee obtained either a 9 or A* grade for 10 out of her 11 subjects.

Dr Orchard, Headmaster, said: “I am delighted with our GCSE results this year, particularly in Triple Science and Mathematics where 83% and 63% respectively of grades were 9-7. The whole school body has worked collectively to support our young people in achieving these grades through excellent teaching and supporting their emotional wellbeing. They have all truly embraced our school motto of ‘Consideration Always’ in supporting each other and I look forward to seeing their potential develop further.”