Students at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Fenham were celebrating after bucking the national trend and achieving higher than average GCSE results.

The school, which is a member of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust, saw its national benchmark attainment score rise to 8, while the proportion of students achieving the highest grades of 7, 8 and 9 increased to an impressive one in three.

Threshold passes in both English and Maths have also risen by 10 per cent at the strong pass level and 5 per cent at standard pass.

We are so proud of our GCSE students, who have achieved an amazing set of results this summer,” said Headteacher Suzanne Howell. “All their hard work has paid off and we couldn’t be happier for them. Congratulations to all, and we look forward to welcoming many of our girls back to Sacred Heart Sixth Form in September.

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