Ratcliffe College students certainly lived up to their School’s Mission of ‘Learning and Growing in the Light of the Gospel’, with excellent GCSE results which reflect their unstinting dedication to their courses and the hard work of their inspirational teachers over two turbulent COVID affected years of study.
The College is delighted with this year’s overall pass rate, with 97% of all grades 4 or above and 48% of all grades 7 or above. These grades mirror GCSE results in previous years and are testament to the consistency of Ratcliffe’s outstanding academic provision.
Headmaster, Mr Jonathan Reddin, commented: “These are excellent results. I am so proud of our students’ achievements. Following the government’s announcement to cancel public examinations this year, this cohort worked exceptionally hard to ensure that they achieved their potential. Students have had to cope with so much uncertainty with respect to their GCSE grades in recent months and these results are proof of their resilience.
“On behalf of the students, I would also like to thank their teachers who adapted swiftly and professionally to the changes enforced upon schools to ensure that this GCSE cohort has achieved the grades they deserve. We are very excited to be welcoming this group of students into our fantastic Sixth Form in September and we look forward to their continued success as they begin their A Levels.”
A special mention goes to (L-R below) Danai Masiyakurima, Eleni Malhan, Ethan Starley and Victoria Wheatley, Holly Clark, who achieved grade 9s or grade 8s in all of their subjects.
Holly said: “The support I’ve received from staff during the past year or so has been fantastic, especially considering everything has been a bit weird!”
Ethan commented: “It all feels a bit surreal really but I’m really pleased with my results and can’t wait to come back to Sixth Form in September.”
Victoria explained: “I feel a lot closer to the staff and students at Ratcliffe, especially with all the challenges we’ve faced, we’ve all pulled together much more and it’s such a happy day for us – I can’t wait to celebrate!”
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