Year 11 Achievement Evening November 2016

Sir Gary Verity is Guest of Honour 

The outstanding GCSE results of St. Mary’s were celebrated on 7 November 2016 at the annual Year 11 Achievement Evening. 

During the summer, students of all abilities achieved their aspirational targets, with 91% making 3 levels of progress in English and more than 80% achieving the equivalent progress in Maths.  78% of students achieved the new Government measure of achieving A*-C including English and Maths, with 75% of these achieving 5 A*-C including English and Maths.

Guest of Honour on the evening was Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive Officer of Welcome to Yorkshire.  Sir Gary talked about aspiration, overcoming challenges and the qualities required to achieve success. 

The evening was one of celebration where the community shared in the outstanding achievement of St. Mary’s students.

Erin’s Gift for outstanding progress in Design and Technology was presented to George Sanderson by Mr and Mrs Crotty, parents of Erin, a St. Mary’s student who sadly died in 2011.  

Individual Prize Winners

Subject Prize winners
Art Madeline Smith
Drama Aelis Bray
English Language Molly Cheetham
English Literature Thomas Johns
Food Technology Michal Jaloweic
French Ruth Stone
Geography Caitlin Baran
German Lorna Gilroy-Turner
Health and Social Evie McInness
History Jake Marshall
ICT Emily Newell
Mathematics Jamie Hoar
Media Studies Anthony Beckwith
Music Jessica Wilson
PE Pauline Hall
Performing Arts Natasha Cooper
Product Design Ewan Copsey
Religious Education Kristiana Barzanov
Science Patrick Crotty
Separate Sciences Sophie Graham
Sports Studies Sean Benn
Textiles Sophia Andryszewski

Special Prizes

Prize Winner(s)
Sports College of Excellence Award Laurence Patterson
Michelle Stott Memorial Award for PE Emily Hazlegreaves
Highest Points Score at GCSE Samuel Brownjohn
Highest Average Points Score at GCSE Phoebe Kendal
Greatest Progress from KS3 to GCSE Uditha Dissanayaka
Rotary Club Community Award Emily Boswell
Martin Green Memorial Award for Excellence in Rugby Christopher Jackson
Erin’s Gift George Sanderson
The Sue Hope Award for 'Living Out the Word' Oliver Morris
Attendance Shield More
Conduct Cup Gwyn

Music on the evening was provided by Rosie Egan, Oliver Horan and Anthony Beckwith.

“We were delighted with the outcomes for our GCSE students in the summer and the presentation evening gave us another opportunity to celebrate their achievements. It was fantastic to see so many students and their families attend to collect their GCSE certificates as well as other prizes awarded during the evening. We really appreciated the time provided by Sir Gary Verity and for the message he gave to the students where he talked about aspiration, overcoming challenges and the qualities required to achieve success.

During the evening we also emphasised the importance of partnership between home and school and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all families, as well as staff, for the support that they give to students in school.”
— Mr Darren Beardsley, Headteacher