GCSE results ‘outstanding’ at St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy

Year 11 students from St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy, Tunstall celebrated after collecting their GCSE results at a time that marks the first official results day since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teachers at the school commented on how proud they are of every student for their hard work and determination, and for overcoming the challenges of the pandemic. After achieving fantastic GCSE results this year, students, their families and staff at the school were bursting with pride!

Principal, Dominic McKenna, said: “If the last few years have proven anything, it’s how incredibly hard our students have worked to secure the future of their dreams.

“The pandemic has been the biggest challenge in education since the war. The restrictions saw lessons taking place remotely, but our students have pushed through every obstacle and achieved incredible results. We are so proud of them!”

Amelia Lockett is just one of many students excited to be staying at St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy’s Trinity Sixth Form. Thrilled with her GCSE results, Amelia said: “I honestly can’t believe how well I’ve done! I’m going to be studying psychology first and then I really want to become a midwife after that!”

Students Leah Rigby and Sophie Web were also pleased with their results and aspire to become sports teachers, while friend, Izzie Bridgett is planning to study maths and biology.

The school’s Trinity Sixth Form is a popular choice for further education, with students including Amber Gadsden, Valentino Biaccia, Ellie Mellor and Lilly Baskeyfield planning to broaden their options and further prepare for their future careers.

Another student, Li Mellor, was beaming with pride after achieving ten GCSE grade 9s, including in English which is one of her many passions. She commented: “I feel really proud of myself, and I know that my parents are proud of me too! I’ll be staying at Trinity Sixth Form, which will help me qualify as an English teacher.”

Jewel Reyes, who achieved GCSE grade 9s across all subjects, shared how relieved and excited she is now that her results are in. She spoke about her plans post-results day, saying: “I’m going to be studying biology, sociology and chemistry and I can’t wait to see how my future unfolds.”

All of the students celebrated fantastic achievements and great success, with many keeping their options open for a prosperous future.

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