St Peter's School
Fifth Form pupils at St Peter’s School, York have achieved another stunning set of GCSE results this year. With 46% of results at grades 9 and 8 (A* equivalent) and 69% grades 9 to 7 (A*/A equivalent), there is much to celebrate. 98% of results were awarded grades 9 to 4 (A* to C).
An incredible 11 pupils achieved a clean sweep of ten or more grade 9s and 8s, and 29 pupils were awarded ten or more grades 9 to 7. Ben Dunsmore and Tom Storey both earned 11 grades 9 to 8 and will be taking four A Levels each in September. Two pupils scored an impressive 12 GCSEs each, all at grades 9 to 7 including top grades in Greek and Further Maths. All pupils who have achieved ten or more grades 9 to 8 will be appointed as Honorary Academic Scholars when they begin their Sixth Form studies.
This year, the St Peter’s Under 16s rugby team secured the Colts title at the Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens tournament. This victory did not distract them from their studies as the squad chalked up an impressive 68 grades 9 to 7 between them. Team Captain Joe Baker, and players Oliver Tomalin and Joshua Bennison all achieved ten or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 7.
As well as excellent teaching, pupils benefitted from some of the outstanding facilities at St Peter’s, which was named Northern Independent School of the Year in The Sunday Times Parent Power 2019 guide. The opportunity to exhibit at the Whitestone Gallery spurred artists on, with 90% of Art GCSEs awarded grades 9 to 7. The purpose built Design and Technology department gave 80% of pupils the resources and equipment to achieve grades 9 to 7. Lessons in the brand new, award-winning Pascal Building inspired Maths and Modern Foreign Languages pupils to achieve top results.
Head Master Jeremy Walker said of the results:
“I am so proud of all of our GCSE results and congratulate everyone on their success. These pupils have worked hard for the past two years to achieve these grades. I am looking forward to welcoming them back next month to begin their A Levels and further their academic achievement, whilst they continue to enrich the school in sport, music, drama and other co-curricular activities. I am also looking forward to hearing all about their continued volunteering, community work and progress towards achieving their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award in the forthcoming months. They will inspire others to follow in their footsteps.”
“Congratulations also go to all of those pupils who have participated in the York Independent State School Partnership and have received their GCSE results today, especially those who came to St Peter’s to study Latin and Astronomy. We really value being part of the ISSP and look forward to hearing many more success stories from schools across the city.”
“I would also like to thank the teachers and all of the other staff who have dedicated themselves to achieving these results and who nurture and care for our pupils, ensuring they go on to the next stage of their school life with a happy, healthy and balanced approach.”