Cardinal Newman Catholic School has seen students achieve their best ever GCSE exam results this year with an increase to 73.11% of students achieving at least 5 A*-C grades including English and Mathematics (an increase of 5% from last year). An amazing 30 students gained 10 or more A*/A grades.
The new government accountability measures showed that Cardinal Newman Catholic School had a great Attainment 8 score of +5.56 B- with students making excellent progress throughout their time at the school giving a Progress 8 score of +0.44.
Particular congratulations to Emma Taylor who achieved 13 A* grades at GCSE level and Pablo Cano Carciofa who achieved 13 A*/A grades. Bethany Tennant, Isabel Taylor, Alexander Martindale, Emily Kowalczsk, Lucy Hatchley, Dasha Alderton all achieved 12 A*/A grades at GCSE. Amelia Wetherley-Ashcroft, Jessica Tsapparelli, Isabella Roberts, Maeve Key, Daniel Karadzas, Thomas Ellis, Elena Crockett and Aaron Andrews all achieved 11 A*/A grades at GCSE.
Dr James Kilmartin, Headteacher of Cardinal Newman Catholic School said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have achieved the best GCSE results in the history of our school. These results reflect the commitment and the hard work of staff and students as well as the school’s high expectations and standards. We look forward to welcoming many of our Year 11 students back to Newman College, our Sixth Form, at the beginning of next term and to the opportunity to celebrate these fantastic results.”
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Celebrating Student Success 2016:
Twin Success: Emma Taylor and Isabel Taylor get 25 A*/As and beat cancer
Emma Taylor achieved an amazing 13 A*s whilst her twin sister achieved an excellent 9 A*s + 3 As. Emma is going to study Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics (Statistics) and hopes to go on to do Medicine. Isabel is going to do the International Baccalaureate. Emma said “I expected good results but not this good! In Year 9, I was diagnosed with cancer and have been fighting it for a number of years which has been really tough. I had to miss a year of school and have been playing catch up but have now been in remission for a year. A few years ago I didn’t know if I would even be able to take my GCSEs and now this. It’s amazing!” Isabel said “I am shaking – I just can’t believe it. Our mum is waiting in the car and we will definitely be going out in Brighton together later to celebrate!”
Dasha Alderton achieves 11 A*/As at only 15 years old
Dasha achieved 11 A*s + 1 A. She is going to Newman College to study Biology, Chemistry, Spanish and Geography. Dasha has been in the year above throughout her time at Cardinal Newman Catholic School as she came over from Slovenia at 5 years old and had academic tests which showed she was at a higher learning level. She said “I am completely elated – it is a great surprise! I couldn’t sleep last night and I am glad to finally know. I hope to study Medicine in the future and have already taken part in some enrichment courses which I loved. My mum is very proud”.
Pablo Cano Carciaofa gets 13 A*s/As and heads to work experience placement
Pablo achieved 12 A*s + 1 A and is going to study Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science and History. He said “I hoped I’d done well but didn’t realise it would be this well. My goal is to go to Oxbridge and study either finance or law – I’m not sure yet. I am currently doing work experience at AMEX so I’m off there now for the day. I will look forward to finishing later so that I can go out and celebrate”.
Twin Success: Jess Tsapparelli and Alisha Tsapparelli get 19 A*/As + 3 Bs
Jess achieved 6 A*s + 6 As and hopes to go on to do Medicine. She is going to Newman College to do Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Economics. Jess will also be joining the first year of the Newman College Lewes FC Football Academy which starts in September. She said “I feel great! I didn’t think I would do this well. I’m going for a celebratory breakfast with my family. I am really excited about coming back and being part of the Football Academy too”. Alisha achieved 3 A*s, 5 As + 2 Bs. She is going to Newman College to do History, Mathematics and Economics. She said “I’m really happy – I think I worked the hardest! I’m going to enjoy the celebrations with my sister now!”
Daniel Karadzas hopes to follow in his brother’s footsteps to Oxbridge
Daniel achieved 9 A*s + 2 As and is going to Newman College to do Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics (Statistics). His family are over the moon after his brother also got fantastic A-level results last week and is going to Oxford. Daniel said “I feel great – I am really pleased and relieved! I would love to do Biology and hope to apply for Oxbridge too. I will be celebrating at the beach with friends later”.
Lucy Hatchley hopes to follow in her sister’s footsteps to Oxbridge
Lucy achieved 11 A*s and 1 A and is going to Newman College to study English Literature, History, Philosophy and Ethics. Her sister gained a place at Oxford last week after achieving 3 A*s at A-level. She said “I am so shocked and wasn’t expecting this at all! I hope to do a Philosophy degree later but I’m not sure where yet”.
Bethany Tennant achieves 9 A*s and 3 As
Bethany achieved 9 A*s + 3 As and will be studying French, Philosophy, Physics and Further Mathematics. She said “It was a bit of a surprise but I am now just so relieved that the wait is over. My parents are sitting in the car outside waiting to find out”.
Elena Isabelle Crockett achieves 8 A*s and 3 As
Elena achieved 8 A*s + 3 As and is going to study Mathematics, Geography and Art. She said “I am ecstatic and so happy right now! I didn’t expect to do so well. I am off to celebrate now”.