GCSE awards at the double - The Worcester Observer

GCSE awards at the double

Worcester Editorial 13th May, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

A SECONDARY school has won two national awards for student progress and attainment at GCSEs.

Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College received the recognition from the Schools, Students and Teachers Network following their analysis of official Department for Educational data.

They qualified for the SSAT Education Outcomes Award by being in the top 20 per cent of schools in the country for the progress made by pupils between primary school results and GCSE outcomes at age 16. They were also in the top 20 per cent nationally for high attainment.

The school received their awards at a regional celebration ceremony hosted by SSAT at Bordelsey Green Girls School in Birmingham on Thursday (April 23).

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT, said: “These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person, I am proud that Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College is a member of the SSAT network.”

Principal, Sean Devlin, said: “I am delighted for the staff that their effort is nationally recognised. We will strive to achieve this award again for our current Year 11 students.”

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