GCSE Results 2017

School Standards Minister visits as Sacred Heart celebrates exceptional GCSE results

Last year Sacred Heart ranked 15th in the whole country for ‘Progress 8’ – the government’s headline progress measure. This year Sacred Heart’s provisional Progress 8 measure of 0.85 puts the school on course for another excellent result when these progress figures are confirmed in November.
For GCSE results day, Sacred Heart were pleased to welcome the Minister of State for School Standards, Nick Gibb MP as a special guest. Mr Gibb congratulated Year 11 students and the school on their results, telling pupils and staff that Sacred Heart was a “great school”.
“Today, hundreds of thousands of 16-year-olds find out the results of 2 years or more of hard work and study,” Gibb said. “They will now move onto the next phase of their education well equipped for what lies ahead and I would like to thank their teachers whose dedication and hard work has helped them achieve success.”

Head-teacher Mr Serge Cefai said:

“Sacred Heart school has become accustomed to outstanding GCSE results and these remarkable figures are no exception. Given the introduction of new qualifications and a new grading system for English and Maths this has been an extremely challenging year for both staff and students and they have risen to the challenge amazingly well. These really are an outstanding set of results and testament to the hard work, commitment and dedication of our entire school community.

Summary of GCSE results and departmental results for Year 11:

  • 80% of pupils achieved at least 5 A*-C including a ‘standard pass’ of grade 4 and above in English and Maths
  • 60% of pupils achieved at least five GCSEs at grades A*-C, including a ‘strong pass’ of a grade 5 and above in both English and Maths
  • 81% of English Language and English Literature results were grade 4 and above
  • 70% of English Language and English Literature results were grade 5 and above
  • 87% of pupils achieved at least one standard pass in English and 81% of pupils achieved at least one strong pass in English
  • 85% of Maths results were grade 4 and above
  • 61% of Maths results were grade 5 and above
  • 93% of pupils achieved at least two A*-C grades in Science
  • Biology 100% A*-C
  • Physics 100% A*-C
  • Chemistry 100% A*-C
  • Computing 95% A*-C
  • Geography 100% A*-C
  • Graphics 100% A*-C
  • PE 97% A*&-C
  • Spanish 93% A%-C

Summary of exceptional individual pupil performances (English grades 7,8,9 equivalent to A*-A):

  • The school’s top performer was Oghenetega Natufe who achieved 10 GCSEs at A*-A (including 7 A*s, 2 Grade 9s and one Grade 7)


Other exceptional performances included:

  • Davide Saraceno – 11 A*-A
  • Isabel Solarte – 11 A*-A
  • Ogagaoghene Emojerhi – 10 A*-A
  • Zoe Wegbe – 10 A*-A
  • Ellie Panayiotou – 10 A*-A
  • Michael Stepto – 9 A*-A
  • Anne-Marie Akinwale – 9 A*-A
  •  Ebot Ebot-Arrey – 9 A*-A
  • Aaron Green – 9 A*-A
  • Ife Igbekele – 9 A*-A
  • Michaela Opoku – 9 A*-A