Exam results 2017

Catholic High School Students look forward to life at University

There were smiles, hugs and tears of joy at The Catholic High School on A level results day.  A delighted Headteacher, John Murray was able to announce that ‘the proportion of top A* and A grades went up on last year.  The best universities, including Oxford, Durham, Leeds and Edinburgh will benefit from having our students joining them in September.’
Three students saw straight A* grades on their results sheets.  Grace Tierney, Arthur Scott and Kasia Nowakowska were rewarded with the best possible grades in a year where many predicted grades would drop with the introduction of the new ‘linear’ A levels.
Anna Wearden and Hannah Bowen both secured two A* grades.  The top performers at the school this year were;

Kasia Nowakowska, A*, A*, A*
Arthur Scott A*, A*, A*
Grace Tierney A*, A*, A*
Anna Wearden A*, A*, A
Hannah Bowen A*, A*, B
James Guinan A*, A, A
Sam Johnson A*, A, A
Tom Brown A*, A, A, C
Joe Brackenbury A*, A, B
Faye Mauger A*, A, B
Gabriella Barnes A*, A, B
Lizzie Harrison A*, A, B
Joey Xhetani A*, B, B
Jayke Turner A*, C, C
Ben Russell A, A, A
Lydia Robinson A, A, A
Elliott Rooza A, A, B
Orla Sinclair A, A, B
Louie Larsen A, B, B

Both Kasia and Arthur will be reading Mathematics next year, while Grace is taking some time out to decide on her route forward through Higher Education.  James Guinan and Ben Russell will be training as Doctors at Leeds and Sheffield, while Gabriella is heading to Oxford University.
Anne Vickers, Head of Sixth Form added ‘This is a generation of young adults who want to make a difference.  They have a strong sense of vocation and they will go on to make the world a better place.  We are very proud of each and every one of them.’

The following table will be updated shortly.



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2017 GCSE news their GCSEs

The new grading system for English and Maths GCSEs may be new to parents, but the students at The Catholic High School in Chester have taken it in their stride.  It means that grades 9-7 now count as A*-A  and does make comparison with previous years difficult.  The top performers this year were Amber White and Elizabeth Guinan – both girls had every grade in the top A*-A category, but they were closely followed by Madeleine Tierney, Rebecca Russell, Eve Chaddock, Emma Gribbin, Guilio Noro and Ruben Bos.
Head teacher John Murray said ‘It is always a delight to see our students celebrating their achievements, and this year is no exception.  They have worked very hard, and deserve their success.  I am also very grateful to Barbara Holmes, our retiring Examinations Officer.  She has been a tower of strength through the exams season for the last fifteen years.’
Almost a third of the year group passed every exam at grade C or above – although this now also includes the exams passed at grade 4 and above, and the proportion of the highest grades A*-A, and 9-7 is a key feature of these results.
Chair of governors, Jane Johnson added ‘We are very proud of these young people and also very grateful to their teachers for all the hard work they put into preparing the students for the examinations.’
The top performers, with their grades, this year were:
Amber White  7A*, 1A, and 7, 8, 9
Elizabeth Guinan 1A*, 5A, and 8, 8, 8
Will Anderson  1A*, 4A, 3B, and 6, 6, 9
Jenson Booth  1A*, 3A, 2B, and 5, 6, 7
Maja Borciuch  1A*, 2A, 3B, and 5, 7, 8
Ruben Bos  1A*, 5A, 2B, and 6, 7, 9
Isabelle Campbell 5A*, 1A, 2B, and 5, 6, 7
Eve Chaddock  4A*, 3A, 1B, and 6, 7, 8
Tia Chamberlain 3A, 4B, and 5, 5, 7
Elliott Charlton  4A*,2A, 2B, and 5, 7
Katie Edwards  1A*, 3A, 1B, and 4, 5, 6
Ciara Farrell  5A*, 2A, 1B, and 6, 6, 7
Emma Gribbin  7A*, 1B, and 6, 8, 8
Maya Leaning  2A*, 1A, 4B, and 5, 6, 9
Ella Lloyd  1A*, 5A, 1B, and 6, 6, 8
Giulio Noro  7A*, 1A, 1B, and 5, 6, 8
Lauren Postles  4A, 3B, and 6, 6, 8
Rebecca Russell  4A*, 3A, and 6, 6, 7
Anita Safina  2A*, 4A, 1B, and 6, 6,  7
Madeleine Tierney 5A*, 3A, and 5, 8, 8
Ella Tyson  4A, 4B, and 4, 5, 6
Enya Whale  1A*, 4A, 2B, and 5, 6, 8
Head of Year Bernadette Letissier was proud to declare this a ‘vintage year for our school.  Whatever the grades the students got, we are very proud of them and of all that have achieved here.  It isn’t just the results that matter, it is the quality of the friendships and the desire to make a difference that sets these young people apart.  We wish them every blessing for their futures.’


  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017
5+ standard passes (4 or above in English and Maths) 67%
5 A* - C 62% 65% 77% 68% 71% 75 75% 74%
5 A* - C inc Eng & Mat 42% 52% 61% 54% 62% 60 68% 63% 53%
5 A* - G 97% 98% 96% 99% 99% 99 98%  98%
EBacc       25% 17% 26 33%  21% 15%
Avg. Points 391 405 405 388 430 436 405*  394

 English A* - C

       76% 67% 


(Best 85%) 

 91% 85.4% 53%

 Maths A* - C

       61% 65%  66% (Best 72%)  71%   62% 72%

Maths 9-5


Maths 9-4

Average Attainment 8 Score per pupil 44.22
Progress 8 0.23 -0.19

Examination Certificates for Summer 2017 

GCSE & A Level Examination Certificates are now available for collection from the school office between the hours of 8.30am – 4pm (except Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm). 

Certificates can no longer be posted to you; they must be collected in person from the school and signed for. 

Upon receipt, all certificates must be checked for errors or grade changes; any errors must be reported to the Exams Officer immediately so a replacement certificate can be requested (this may incur an extra cost). 

Please treat all exam certificates as valuable items; they will be needed for future College or University applications, as well as for your future employment. Schools are only required to keep uncollected certificates for 12 months, after which they will be destroyed.  Lost or uncollected certificates will cost in excess of £40 to gain a replacement from each awarding body. 

Should you wish to authorise another person to collect your certificates, please contact Mrs Shaw by email (shawk@christofidelis.org.uk) and advise her of the name of the person that you have given your authority to collect your certificates, they will need to bring photo ID.