Exceptional GCSE results once again for Cathedral School


Following their continued excellence at A Level last week, the Cathedral School is once again celebrating exceptional GCSE results.

An outstanding 43% of grades were 9 or 8 with 67% of all grades at 9-7 (England Pathway).

The most common grades awarded overall were the outstanding 9 and 8. In six subjects – Art, Biology, Chemistry, Drama, Latin and Physics – the most common grade was 9.

100% of pupils achieved the equivalent of at least five GCSE grades 9-4, including first language and Mathematics; three quarters of pupils achieved five grade 7s or better.

Top performers, Francesco Buono and Megan Davies achieved ten grade 9s.  On news of his results, Francesco, who represents Cardiff & Vale at Cross Country said:

“I am so happy with my results.  Studying for my GCSEs meant that I had to learn how to use my time more effectively to fit everything in – training, school work, playing the saxophone and practising for Jazz Band – but it was definitely worth it!  The teachers have been very supportive, and I have really appreciated all of the help they have given us outside our lessons. I’m really looking forward to starting sixth form at CSL.” Francesco will be studying Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and History.

Megan, who has had starring roles in the School’s most recent drama productions, Blood Brothers and Fame added:

“I am over the moon with my results and so happy that all the hard work has paid off. A massive thank you to all of my teachers and to everyone who has been so supportive over the exam period.” Megan will study Drama, English Literature, Mathematics and Psychology at the Cathedral School Sixth Form.

Other pupils who achieved seven grade 9s or above included Saiba Ahuja who was recently shortlisted for a Young Achiever’s award by the Ethnic Minority Welsh Women Achievement Association; former choristers, Nia Bhatia and Naomi Bridges-Jones; Sebastien Roach, a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales; musician Joseph Barlier; Walter Taylor and Dylan Rudolph, members of the U16 rugby team who represented the School in the Rosslyn Park Sevens.

Head of the Cathedral School, Mrs Clare Sherwood said:

“I was absolutely delighted to congratulate the pupils this morning on one of their outstanding GCSE results. Following our continued success at A Level last week and in our 40th anniversary year of co-education, it is terrific to see our girls and boys achieving so strongly together. Indeed, the resilience and hard work of all our pupils, combined with their passion for getting involved with all aspects of school life exemplify our whole school community ethos.

“I am incredibly proud of our pupils and teachers who work so hard to make the Cathedral School such an excellent school.

“I am very much looking forward to welcoming our new Sixth Form at the beginning of September, along with students from other schools, attracted by the small class sizes, outstanding results, strong emphasis upon preparation for top universities, and supportive pastoral care.”

The School will host a whole school Open Morning (Nursery-Sixth Form) on Saturday 5th October 2019. For further details, please contact the Registrar on 029 2083 8504 or registrar@cathedral-school.co.uk.