25 August 2022
We are delighted with the truly outstanding GCSE results achieved by our fantastic Year 11 cohort. All students have worked extremely hard for their examinations and they have been rewarded with excellent grades across the board.
It is especially pleasing that the percentage of Grade 8 and 9s awarded was 56% and the percentage of Grades 7, 8 or 9 was 75%. Not only are these the College’s highest ever GCSE grades, but they are also an increase on 2020 and 2021 when Centre Assessed and Teacher Assessed Grades were used to determine the students’ results. This shows the sheer dedication, intelligence and determination of our students to reach (and hit) the top, supported by expert teachers delivering truly outstanding learning and teaching.
Of course, each set of results is a human story and we are thrilled that so many students secured a straight run of 8s and 9s across the curriculum. We especially congratulate Christa Bonuah, who achieved a Grade 9 in all her ten subjects, as well as Ilinca Popescu who achieved nine Grade 9s and one Grade 8.
Mr James Nichols, the current Deputy Head and incoming Head of St. Francis’ College, said: “This is a truly remarkable set of results, beating already high records of achievement. I would like to praise every single student for their hard work, especially as the first part of their GCSE journey was undertaken during lockdown. Moreover, the dedication of all staff at the College is to be commended in helping students to secure these impressive outcomes. We cannot wait for this cohort to enter our Sixth Form to continue their academic journey. The future is incredibly bright for these individuals. We are so immensely proud of them.”
Mrs Bronwen Goulding, who is stepping down as Headmistress this year after seven years in post, said that she was extremely proud of all girls in the year group and that she wished them the best of luck in the future.
Mrs Hayes, parent, said: ‘I am beyond delighted with the experience, support and dedication shown to my daughter during her time at St. Francis’ College. She has grown into a beautiful kid, caring and compassionate young woman through the nurturing environment that SFC has provided.’
Ms Chimbulatova, guardian, said: ‘Thank you very much for your great support. The results are fantastic!’
Mr Dingemans, parent, said: ‘Amazing results! We are so proud and grateful for everything St. Francis’ has done!’
Mr Mannal, parent, said: ‘We are delighted with our daughter’s results, which are testament to the hard work of both her and St. Francis’ College!’