Painsley Catholic College is, once again, celebrating a set of truly outstanding GCSE results with 90% of the Year 11 students at the non-selective academy achieving the new standard pass (grade 4) in English and 88% of the candidates achieving grade 4 in maths. Furthermore, the College is delighted with an amazing 35 students (out of 194) achieving the new top grade 9 in English and maths. This is particularly pleasing as grade 9 is not the same as A*; it is a new grade, designed to recognise the very highest performing students. All remaining subjects have achieved to an excellent standard with average attainment increasing from last year’s record results. This is despite the GCSE examinations becoming more demanding.
The results place Painsley as one of the highest achieving schools in the whole of the country. Mr Stephen Bell, Principal at the College, said, “I am delighted to report these wonderful results. Like all Principals, I was anxious about the changes that have been made by the government with the new, more demanding GCSEs placing additional expectations on individuals. However, the students and staff have shown their determination to achieve the highest possible grades. I am very proud of the responsible attitude that the students adopt towards their studies and am full of praise for the staff who motivate them to achieve their potential. The results secure the College’s reputation as a centre of excellence where children are happy and successful in a caring, studious and disciplined environment. To achieve these results in evermore rigorous GCSE examinations is testimony to the efforts of the students, staff, parents and directors.”
Parents interested in sending their child to Painsley have an increased chance of securing a place. Prospective parents will have the opportunity to visit the College on Wednesday September 20th at 7.00pm for a tour of the facilities on offer and a talk from the Principal and senior staff.