At Saints Peter and Paul Catholic High School, we take the academic journey of our students very seriously and are committed to helping them all to achieve excellence. All our students can expect to be challenged and expect to achieve.
Later this term, Year 11 students will receive individual exam timetables that will highlight when their final exam will take place. These exams will run from early May into June.
A contingency day of Wednesday 28th June 2023 has been set aside by the exam boards. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams up to and including this date. This is not a school decision and applies to all candidates in all schools. Please read the full message in the letter below.
Additionally, students should be aware that two contingency afternoons have also been set aside on Thursday 8th June and Thursday 15th June. Although no exam will appear on their timetable on these afternoons, students must ensure they are available in case one of their exams is rearranged to these dates.
All our students are challenged to achieve in the following ways:
Specific academic targets for each student that are regularly reviewed.
Careful grouping decisions to ensure that all our students make maximum progress.
Half termly data collection that allows us at teacher, departmental and School level to intervene appropriately to support students to reach their full potential.
Each student has a Progress Tutor who they see daily. The Progress Tutor has an overview of the progress that each student in their form is making.
Each Key Stage has an Achievement Leader who has the overview of the progress that their students are making and ensures that all students are challenged to reach their potential. In addition to this, students in Year 7 have their own Achievement Leader to ensure that they are able to build on their achievements from primary school straight away.
The School has a 'More Able' Team and a 'Learning Support' Team to ensure that key groups of students are challenged to make maximum progress.
The Leadership Team of the School have the overview of the progress being made by all students in the School to ensure that all students are making maximum progress.
This means at every level our staff are working to ensure that every student makes the most progress possible as can be seen by our recent results:
Key Stage 4 (end of secondary school) results - 2021/2022
Given the uneven impact of the pandemic on school and college performance data, the government has said direct comparisons between the performance data for one school or college and another, or to data from previous years, should not be made.
Progress 8 score -0.26
Attainment 8 score 45.7
Percentage of students who got a grade 5 pass or above in English and Maths 44%
The EBacc average point score 3.76
Student ‘destinations’ (the percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of KS4) 100%
The English Baccalaureate (EBacc)
Some students will choose the English Baccalaureate which is a particular group of subjects that are usually looked on favourably by certain universities. Having a mix of GCSE subjects steered towards the EBacc will help to keep more options open in the future. The English Baccalaureate requires success at a minimum of a grade ‘5’ in courses in English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science, a Modern Foreign Language and a Humanities subject History or Geography.
A language will be an advantage for most careers in the future and the top universities are only interested in students who study one. This is one of the reasons why we encourage students at Saints Peter and Paul to study a language.
The options booklet is part of a process to help students make sensible and considered decisions. These choices are important and students should make the most of the opportunities available to them in the next few weeks to ensure they make the right decisions.
Your child’s progress tutors and subject teachers will be offering key advice, information and guidance in lessons and form time. In addition to the information you will receive , there will be an opportunity for students to have a one to one interview with a member of our senior team at our Options Choices Evening in February.
Below are links to some videos which gives further information about the new options we offer at GCSE.
If you require copies of examination results or have yet to collect your certificates please email: email@example.com giving the following information and a member of the exams team will be in touch.
Full name at the time of the exams, email address, telephone number, year of exams and exam level (GCSE/A Level)