GCSE results improved again at St Ambrose College with acting principal Dermot Rainey paying tribute to the boys’ resilience and “healthy competitive spirit”.
The Attainment 8 ratio, the government’s benchmark denoting the average of all grades, increased from 68.8 to just shy of 70, with the key Progress 8 score – denoting just how much the boys have progressed since the age of 11 – “likely to be higher yet again”.
Over 56% of all grades were at 9 to 7 or the former A* to A grades.
Mr Rainey said: “This has been a very strong year group, with an exceptional work ethic, who enjoy healthy competition among themselves. They have been helped by a committed, professional staff who want the very best for all the boys in their classes.
“The additional pressures on both students and staff with the ever more demanding content across all subjects should not be underestimated, yet all parts of the college community have adapted, and with tremendous parental support have ensured that the outcomes for the boys are very strong at St Ambrose.”