Successful A Level and GCSE Results

Our Year 13s and Year 11s are celebrating another very successful year of A level and GCSE examinations results. Overall, 26% of A level grades were A*- A, 56% were A* – B  and 83% were A* – C grades. Included in these results, there were some impressive individual performances with a high percentage of our leavers gaining places at a their first university choices, including Russell Group, to study a diverse range of courses.

There were strong A level performances in various subject departments. In Biology, 46% of grades were A* - A; in Further Maths, 43% of grades were A* - A and 40% of Geography grades were A* - A. In Government and Politics 81% of grades achieved were A*-B; in English Literature, 69% of grades were A* - B.

GCSE figures were also impressive: 87.4% of English grades were 9-4  (English 73.3% were 9-5) and 77.0% of Maths grades were 9-4. A number of subject departments enjoyed significant successes. The ‘Attainment 8’ measure this year is 51.3.

A large cohort of our Year 11 pupils are now continuing their education with us into the Sixth Form.

Our students worked really hard and we are extremely proud of their efforts. Thank you to our dedicated team of staff and to parents for their support.

Champion School for Healthy Relationships Programme

We are delighted that from September 2019, Saint Cecilia’s will become a champion school for the Healthy Relationships Programme for Wandsworth Borough. Tender (who worked with our Year 8 pupils in 2017) are coming back to our school, along with the Latin American Women’s Rights group, to work with pupil leaders across Year 9 and 10 on teaching and promoting healthy relationships whether they are family, friendship or romantic relationships.

A series of assemblies and workshops will start the ball rolling; support us by asking your child what they have learned through these assemblies and how they are fostering healthy relationships at school and at home. More information

Silver Medal at National Championships

We are delighted to announce that Freddie Arkell in Year 9 has gained a silver medal at the prestigious English Schools Championships - a remarkable achievement. Freddie’s time at the 100 m event was 11.18 s. Congratulations also to Ignatius Abebrese for being selecting and for his performance at the tournament. All the results can be viewed here

Well done to Freddie and Ignatius!

Our BBGS

Our ball boys and girls represented the school brilliantly during the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament at the ALTC. Congratulations to Lydia Martin, Joseph Horrobin, Oliver French and Harry Sanderson. The group went through a rigorous selection process and months of weekly training sessions for what is considered by many a ’lifetime experience’.

Every year the AELTC receives over 700 applicants and selects 250 Ball Boys and Girls from local secondary schools to take part in the tournament.

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School of Rock: A Showstopping Whole School Production!

Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme…You better get me to school on time! This year’s whole school production was Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock. Based on the iconic movie, the musical tells the story of Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious school.

Pupils and students from Years 7-13, worked really hard during the rehearsals and produced exceptionally high level, showstopping performances on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th July, with an additional matinee for local primary schools and Year 7 pupils, also on 3rd July. Congratulations to all the pupils involved and to the Music and Drama departments - a very successful production with a fantastic display of talents.

Pupils win Global Design a Book Competition

Many congratulations to Bea Loteryman, Ruby Wilson, Quinn McNicholas and Levi Oliver, all in Year 7. Bea and Ruby have just been announced as the secondary school award winners of the ReadingZone Design a Picture Book Competition. Their story To be Grateful is Key was praised by the the judge, author and illustrator Steven Lenton. He wrote: “What a beautiful and cleverly laid out story. So much thought and detail has gone into this book and I think everyone can identify with the characters in this story, showing us we must never take anything for granted.”

Quinn and Levi were the 2nd runner ups of the same category with A Place Called Anywhere. The judge wrote: “A calming, peaceful and very thoughtful poetic piece that makes you stop, breath slowly and think. Beautiful work.”

The Reading Zone Design a Picture Book annual competition attracts hundred of entries from around the world so the school is delighted with this announcement.

Ruby and Bea have won £100 worth of books for the school Library from Macmillan Children's Books, together with signed copies of Steven Lenton’s picture books and a critique of their picture book by Plum Pudding Illustration Agency. For further information, please visit the ReadingZone website.

A fantastic achievement from all the pupils involved!