GCSE RESULTS 2020
SACRED HEART CELEBRATES ANOTHER YEAR OF TOP GCSE ACHIEVEMENT
20 August 2020
Although the circumstances surrounding this year’s GCSE results have been unprecedented and turbulent, Sacred Heart Catholic Secondary School is proud that official results have seen 84% of pupils achieve at least five standard GCSE passes and above, including English and Maths, while many pupils have also achieved a slew of top grades.
Among the school's headline figures:
- 84% of pupils achieved at least 5 standard passes including English and Maths
- 69% of pupils achieved a grade 5 and above in English and Maths
- 85% of pupils achieved a grade 4 and above in English and Maths
- 83% of pupils achieved a grade 5 and above in English
- 74% of pupils achieved a grade 5 and above in Maths
- 57% of pupils achieved the EBACC, as well as grade 5 and above in English and Maths
- 67% of pupils achieved the EBACC, as well as grade 4 and above in English and Maths
Headteacher Mr Serge Cefai commented:
“This year the grades allocated to our pupils have gone through a process that has been fraught and unusual to say the least. Having said that, I am delighted that the results our pupils have achieved are a true reflection of the hard work they have produced over the last five years.
I commend pupils’ achievements as well as the professionalism and dedication of my staff, who worked very hard to ensure that the grades awarded were fair and consistent with the level of work produced by pupils.
I can assure everyone that at Sacred Heart all evidence including the last few months of rigorously monitored online work were taken into account before teachers issued Centre Assessed Grades which ultimately the government have issued as official results. By continuing to set work and monitor and mark it during lockdown, we have ensured that our pupils are well placed and fully prepared to continue their studies in September.”
Among the school's outstanding individual performers were the following:
- Agnes Tegile (Nine 9s, One 7)
- Edenamiuki Ehioghae (Seven 9s, Three 8s)
- Odunamen Ogbeide (Six 9s, Five 8s)
- Christine Tuvi (Six 9s, Four 8s)
- Carlota Loureiro (Five 9s, Three 8s, Two 7s)
- Amanda Aforo (Four 9s, Six 8s)
- Fiona Adenuga (Four 9s, Four 8s, One 7)
- Mia Malijan (Three 9s, Six 8s, One 7)
- Maylene Ogbebor (Three 9s, Four 8s, Two 7s)
- Jennifer Iniguez Luna (Two 9s, Five 8s, Two 7s)
- Pearl Odutayo (One 9, Six 8s, Three 7s)
GCSE Results Photos 2020
“I’ve very happy to have got these grades which are a result of my hard work throughout the year. I give these grades to God.”
“I’m over the moon! I’m so very happy with my results. Thanks to my mum who has always supported me and encouraged me to revise and to all my teachers for believing in me.”
“I want to thank all the teachers for having faith in me and pushing me to become the best I can. I wouldn’t change anything!”
“I’m very happy that all the hard work paid off at the end of the day!”
“I don’t know what to say! I’m relieved that everything worked out in the end. I was quite anxious so I’m really happy that the whole process worked out for me.”
“I’m pretty shocked! I don’t even know what to say! I thank everyone for supporting me.”
A LEVEL RESULTS 2020 UPDATED
TOP GRADES FOR SACRED HEART
13 August 2020
Despite the extraordinary circumstances of this year's A Level results, 94% of Sacred Heart Year 13 students have secured their first or second choice of university.
65% of pupils gained a place at a Top Third University which includes (Russel groups and Conservatoires) or high level apprenticeships.
Competitive degree apprenticeship schemes included companies such as Price Waterhouse Cooper, Morgan Stanley and Ernst and Young.
Headteacher Mr Serge Cefai commented:
I am so happy that the vast majority of our students have secured the university course of their choice. Our Year 13 students have suffered greatly in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Their learning was disrupted, they were unable to prove themselves in exams, and have had an anxious summer waiting to discover what results a clearly faulty system would give them.
Some of our students had their grades pulled down in a way that was utterly unfair and incomprehensible. After the Government's U-turn, we will be working hard with those students who were rejected by their top choice university last week but qualify for a place this week, to make sure that their life chances won't be damaged.
Among the top performers are:
- Lucia Ruiz who achieved A*AA and will be studying Economics at Kings College, London
- Hillary Ah-Hing who achieved A*AA and will be undertaking an Accounting and Business Degree Apprenticeship at Price Waterhouse Cooper
- Italo Trombino who achieved A*A*A and will be studying Economics and International Economics at Nottingham University
- Silvy Fernandes who achieved A*A*A-and is off to study Art and Design at University of the Arts London
- Precious Ogunlowo who achieved AAA and will be studying History and Politics at the London School of Economics
- Timi Disu who achieved AAA and has a place to study Computer Science at Kings College London
- Bailey Fairbrass who achieved AAA and will be studying Accounting and Finance and Management at Nottingham University
- Stephanie Siraut who achieved A*BB and will be studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) - the oldest drama school in the UK
In the following subjects 100% of students achieved A*-C grades:
- Business Studies
- Further Maths
- Government & Politics
- Health & Social Care BTEC
Mr Cefai said "All of our students should be very proud of their achievements. They have worked diligently and persistently in extraordinary circumstances and I look forward to them keeping in touch and hearing about their progress as they start their lives as confident, independent adults".
Quotes from A-Level results Day 2020
Lucia Ruiz – A*AA
Economics at Kings
Students should have high expectations, listen to their teachers and work with the school in order to get where they want to go.
Hillary Ah-Hing – A*AA
Accounting and Business Degree Apprenticeship at PWC
If you work hard, you will get the grades you deserve. You need to know what you want and aim for it. Your teachers know what you need to succeed, so it is so important to work and communicate with them. They have been so supportive of me and I’m so happy I am going to PWC to do my degree apprenticeship!
Italo Trombino – A*A*A
Economics and International Economics at Nottingham
With the teacher support at Sacred Heart and your own hard work, you can achieve everything you want.
Carlos Valdes – AAA
Finance, Accounting and Management at Queen Mary’s
Be the best you can be!
Silvy Fernandes- A*A*A
Art and Design at UAL
My time at Sacred Heart ended in a way I didn’t expect but I’m grateful to all the teachers. For any future students, I would say to use all the resources that the school offers and good luck in the future.
Taina Poppla – AAA
Politics and International Studies at Warwick University
I’m so happy that we got the help that we needed from Sacred Heart through this difficult period and I want to thank the teachers and the school who were such a great help and support through my time at Sacred Heart.
Precious Ogunlowo – AAA
History and Politics at LSE
Work hard and have determination and you are certain to excel at Sacred Heart. The teachers are an
excellent resource – utilise them fully!!
Timi Disu – AAA
Computer Science at Kings
I’m really happy I got into my first choice and so grateful for Sacred Heart for getting me there.
Bailey Fairbrass – AAA
Accounting and Finance and Management at Nottingham
Sacred Heart has set me up well for the future.
A Level Results Photos 2020