GCSE Results

GCSE Results Day 2023

Congratulations to the St Joseph’s Class of 2023 for a great set of results in this year’s GCSE examinations, where pupils performed significantly better than national averages once again. An impressive 28% of grades were awarded at 7-9 against a national average of 22%, while 87% of grades were at 4 and above, against a national average that saw 30% of grades awarded at 1-3. In a year when nationally results dipped, this is a great achievement, particularly as pupils across the ability range performed superbly, and all pupils should take great pride in their achievements. 

The results were a striking success given that St Joseph’s is not selective by academic ability, and pupils of all abilities can thrive given the small class sizes and excellent pastoral support that is in place for all children attending. There were genuine success stories for pupils of every ability. 

Staff at St Joseph’s work closely with pupils to ensure they have every opportunity for success, whether they have been at the school since Reception or have joined at any point on their journey to Year 11. Teachers were delighted to share the happiness of the children as they received their results, and to see so many positives with all they have been through over their GCSE years was very special indeed. 

Headteacher Mr Oliver Scott said “I am so proud of the class of 2023 for their achievements today, but even more so for the people I have seen them grow up to be. None of these young people can ever simply be summed up by the numbers 1 to 9, but as one parent said to me today the grades are the icing on the cake of their daughter’s years at St Joseph’s. My aim with every pupil is to help provide the environment where they can thrive and be happy, for them to have sense of the school as a special place, and to know they have their own space where they can grow to be people they, and we, are proud of. Their GCSE results are then a product of this. It has been a privilege and a joy to have shared their journeys. I would like to thank all of the St Jo’s staff for all they have done to get the children to this point. Well done to each and every young person who received their results today.” 

St Joseph’s has consistently achieved excellent academic and pastoral outcomes for pupils, as reflected in the recent ISI inspection which found the school to be “Excellent” in both areas. The achievements of the children this summer reflects the hard work of all involved in the school, and the great support from parents. Very well done to all involved. 

Congratulations to the class of 2023 and best wishes for the next step on your journey.