GCSE Results Day: St Thomas the Apostle student achieves school’s ‘best ever’ grades

Katherine Johnston (20 August, 2020)

'Students have faced extreme challenges'

38422Abraham Bakare and STAC head teacher Eamon Connolly

Ninety-six per cent of students at St Thomas the Apostle school in Nunhead achieved five or more passes at GCSE, with one student even achieving the best grades in the school’s history.

In a statement sent to the News, the school described this year’s results as ‘outstanding’. 

An early indication of what they were capable of came last summer when the year group took its Religious Studies GCSE early and achieved a 93 per cent pass rate – with almost half of students achieving top 9 – 7 grades. 

Particular highlights include:

  • 96% of students achieved 5+ passes at GCSE
  • 89% of students have achieved 9 – 4 in English and Maths
  • 64% of students achieved a strong pass in 9 – 4 English and Maths

Abraham with his top results

Abraham Bakare (pictured) has achieved the best results in the history of the school with straight grade 9s. He plans to join St Thomas the Apostle Sixth Form College next month. 

“All the hard work paid off,” he said.  “With everything that’s happened this doesn’t feel quite real, but I look forward to proving what I can do in sixth form.” 

The school’s head teacher, Eamon Connolly, commented: “This year, students have faced extreme challenges. 

“They have been affected by the national uncertainty surrounding their exams and grades, and we have done all we can to ensure that we have supported them throughout. 

“Despite this, students’ hard work, teachers’ high expectations and a track record of success at the school have resulted in an excellent set of grades that will set students on to the destination of their choice.

“We are very proud of all they have achieved.”

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