St Joseph's Catholic Academy pupils celebrate top GCSE results

St Joseph's Catholic Academy pupils celebrate their top GCSE results.
St Joseph's Catholic Academy pupils celebrate their top GCSE results.

St Joseph's Catholic Academy pupils were jumping for joy after scoring high grades in their GCSE's.

The school, based on Mill Lane in Hebburn, said this year's results were even better than the previous year, with 63% of pupils achieving passes in subjects including English and Maths.

St Joseph's Catholic Academy pupils celebrating their top results.

St Joseph's Catholic Academy pupils celebrating their top results.

Head of school Mike Farrell said the school was delighted to see pupils achieve so many high grades this year.

He said: "We are pleased with the progress that our students have made in the last two years.

"Our results have improved from last year with more students achieving good passes.

"Over 63% of our students have achieved good passes including English and maths.

Caoimhe Neilson was delighted with her grades in maths and English.

Caoimhe Neilson was delighted with her grades in maths and English.

"Our students should be congratulated on these results and praised for all the hard work that they have put into achieving them.

"Teachers and parents have also worked very hard ins supporting them.

"We hope to see many of our students back in sixth form, but whatever they do next year we wish them the very best for the future."

Top students included Jessica McQuade, 16, from Jarrow, who achieved a grade 9 in maths and 7 in English Literature along with eight As and one B.

St Joseph's Catholic Academy pupils excelled in their GCSE results this year.

St Joseph's Catholic Academy pupils excelled in their GCSE results this year.

Her mum Jennifer said: "She is really tough on herself and has worked so hard.

"I am so proud."

Student Caoimhe Neilson, 16, from Hebburn achieved a grade 6 in English Literature, a grade 5 in English language and a 5 in maths.

She also scored three C grades and a B grade - an achievement she didn't think was possible.

St Joseph's pupils celebrate their high grades.

St Joseph's pupils celebrate their high grades.

She said: "It is completely unexpected as I didn't think I was going to get into sixth form.

"I am academic to some extent, but I was really struggling with the exams as they were so hard and I had so much on my plate.

"So I am delighted and my mum will be in tears."

Aya Khalfa, 16, achieved a 7 in maths, an 8 distinction in English language and a 6 in English literature. She also achieved 6 As and one A*.

Her friend Erin Law from South Shields, achieved a 6 in maths, 7 in English literature, 8 in English language along with two A* and five A grades.

She said: "I am delighted with them and I will be going to sixth form here in September.

"The stress seemed to hit everyone. but I didn't feel stressed that much.

"My mum is over the moon."

Jessica Halliday, 16, from Jarrow scored a 7 in maths, and two 6 grades in English language and literature. She also achieved two As and five Bs.

Pareesa Hedjaz, 16, from Hebburn, achieved six Bs, three As, and a 5 in maths and two six grades in both English subjects.

She said: "I found the revision hard, but I am over the moon with my results - it's a great feeling."

While Robbie Hastings, 16, from Hebburn, achieved four As, one B, one C and a 7 in maths.

He also scored a 4 in English and 5 in English Literature.

"He said: Its been tough but I have the grades I need for sixth form"

Other outstanding pupils included Ben Cockburn who passes all exams at A* to C, Samuel Doherty who scored six A*s and one A, Thomas Black achieved five A*s and two A grades, and James Martin who received three A* and seven A grades.