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GCSEs: Glossop’s St Philip Howard’s results “as expected”

Mataya Flanagan, Natasha Jordan and Megan Critchlow celebrate their GCSE results at St Philip Howard Catholic School in Glossop.

Mataya Flanagan, Natasha Jordan and Megan Critchlow celebrate their GCSE results at St Philip Howard Catholic School in Glossop.

Glossop’s St Philip Howard Catholic School saw a slight decline in GCSE results today (Thursday) on last year, blaming a small year group for the change.

Sixty-seven per cent of the 104 students at the St Mary’s Road school achieved five A* to C grades, and 57 per cent attained five A* to C grades including English and Maths.

Last year’s figures were 87 per cent and 62 per cent respectively.

Headteacher Wendy Steciuk said: “They are as expected for the cohort that we have. We’ve got some fantastic results individually but some students struggled.

“Some were very anxious. My question to them is always: can you do what you what you plan to do? The answer is usually yes, because they’ve always got options.”

She went on to highlight that her school had enjoyed a 100 per cent pass rate in ICT and music.

As there is no sixth form centre at the school, results day marked the last day for pupils.

Ms Steciuk said: “This is the start of their lives. It can seem like make or break for them. It’s a funny day, it is sad, but we’re the kind of school that the students come back and visit. I always say you’ll soon be mums and dads so remember to bring your kids here!”

Star pupils included Phoebe Haggart and Fergal Hanna, who both scored eight A*s and two As, and Isobel Barker and Katie Jones, who both achieved a six A*s and 4As.

But head girl, Kathryn Jones achieved the school’s best results, attaining 10 A*s.

Next month, she will go to study A-levels at Loreto College in Manchester with a view to becoming a doctor in the future.

 

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