St Bon’s Boys Achieve Brilliant GCSE Results (2022)
Students at St Bonaventure’s celebrated excellent results from their GCSE examinations. The school has seen an overall improvement from the last time exams were sat, with significant improvement in the number of Strong Passes in most subject areas.
Headteacher, Chris McCormack said, “The results our boys have achieved this year are absolutely brilliant. They each have high aspirations, and during their exams showed a steadfast dedication to their studies. They’ve proven to themselves that they are able to achieve whatever they put their minds to. I would like to commend them for their community spirit; the kinship they have shown one another is inspirational. The environment we’ve carefully cultivated at St Bonaventure’s means our boys push themselves, and each other, to become the best they can be academically, morally, and socially.”
“I would also like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to parents, staff and governors: parents, thank you for the partnership you have helped us create between home and school; staff, thank you for your unwavering dedication and expertise; and governors, thank you for your faith and guidance during this unprecedented time.”
These results included excellent English and Maths results with 82% of our boys getting at least a Good Pass in English and Maths (4+), a rise of 10% from 2019. 61% of boys achieved a Strong Pass (5+), seeing a 14% rise on 2019 results. The Business Department enjoyed particular success with 82% of boys gaining a Grade 5 or above, and PE where every student got at least a Strong Pass. Overall 84% of grades awarded to the boys were at least Good Passes (Grade 4), 70% were Grades 9-5.
There were some individual success stories with twin brothers Awais and Hassan Ramzan both getting eight Grade 9s and one Grade 8, while Ethan Matthew Cabatay got seven 9s and three 8s.
Awais said, “I’ve worked so hard for five years, this means so much to me. I am delighted with my results and can’t wait to get started at the 6th Form at St Bonaventure’s. I didn’t consider going anywhere else as I know it is the right place for me.”
Tomas Tamasauskis, who received one Grade 9, five Grade 8s, two Grade 7s and two Grade 6s, said, “I am extremely relieved after the last few years. However I am so happy with my results. My teachers helped me so much – they focused on both my academic performance and my welfare – they are simply amazing. I am staying at St Bonaventure’s to do my A Levels as it is the best school.”
Emmanuel Okeke got a range of Grade 5s, 6s and 7s. He said, “I am absolutely ecstatic with these results. I was so worried that I wouldn’t get Good Passes, but I am so happy, especially PE where I got a Grade 7. I had so much extra support, including access to tutoring. I worked hard and always followed the advice of my fantastic teachers.”
Head of Year 11, Mr Firth said, “The boys have worked tremendously hard and it’s lovely to see that this has paid off. It was an absolute privilege to watch these young men grow in confidence, maturity, and skill. I look forward to seeing many of them go from strength to strength in our outstanding Sixth Form and wish them all the very best in their future endeavours.”