St Thomas More RC Academy students celebrated another excellent set of GCSE examination results this summer.
70.3% of students achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Maths. 44% of students achieved the EBacc and 72% achieved a good pass in English and Maths. The school’s Attainment 8 figure was 54.7, one of the highest in the authority.
Once again our sixth form students at St Thomas More achieved great success in their recent exams. The results were the best ever!
13% of all grades at A*
33% of all grades at A* / A
59% of all grades at A* / A / B
81% of all grades were at Grade C or above
We wish all of our students good luck as they progress onto the next stage in life.
Staff and students from St Thomas More recently put on their best party outfits and headed to the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle to help raise funds for the Easter pilgrimage to Lourdes. The Diamond Ball was sponsored by companies such as First Class Supply, Styled & Seated, and A&K Financial Management. Welcome drinks were enjoyed whilst our talented students played a range of jazz songs, and this was followed by a delicious meal. Afterwards, ex student Finn Healy entertained guests with a comic routine and acted as auctioneer for the charity auction. Prizes included jackets donated by Barbour and a complimentary day out at York Racecourse. Altogether, the evening raised an amazing £10,139!
The school has 25 students from Years 12 and 13 heading to Lourdes for a week at Easter along with 5 children who have special needs. We are grateful to The Catenians who have subsidised the travel costs. One of the major events will be the mass celebrated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the HCPT, during which ex student Rachel Thornton will be the lead vocalist.
St Thomas More was recently one of only 14 schools nationally to win a Schools Language Award. The Modern Foreign Languages department has been awarded funding by the British Academy to deliver a project involving students in Years 8 and 9. The theatre group Theâtre Sans Frontières will work with students and their teachers to create a drama about the life of Louis Pasteur, all in French of course! This builds on work done previously with the Centre for Life, and will be shown to students in our primary schools later on in the year.