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St Benedict's Catholic School

St Benedict's
Catholic School

Exams Information

St Benedict’s Catholic school is regularly one of the top performing schools in Suffolk. This year we are pleased to announce a figure of 74% for grades 4 or more in English and Maths and a progress 8 score of 0.49, which have just been published in the recent government school league tables. These figures position us as the top performing school in Bury St Edmunds and the third highest school in Suffolk. The Progress 8 figure essentially means that students at this school make about half a grade more progress in all subjects compared to the progress achieved in an average school. St Benedict’s is the only school in Bury St Edmunds that has a Progress 8 score which is deemed by the school league tables as above average. It means quite simply that pupils of all abilities do better here than they would at another school.

Our results at A level are also impressive. This year our students achieved an A-C success rate of 82% of entries at grades A-C rate and an average grade per entry of C+.

These results reflect the hard work and determination of all those in our community – staff, pupils and parents. At St Benedict’s we all work together in a caring and supportive environment that brings out the best in pupils. Excellent teaching, high quality guidance and effective advice are just some of the ingredients that makes St Benedict’s the successful school that we are rightly proud of. Please feel free to look at the detailed breakdown given below of this year’s and previous years’ results.

Contacting the Exams Office 

The Exams Office is open between 9am and 2.30pm Monday to Thursday, and longer during exam times. 

Mrs D Aliaga
Examinations Officer
Tel: 01284 753512 (ext 2238)
Email: DAliaga@st-benedicts.suffolk.sch.uk

GCSE & GCE Summer 2018 Exams 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT GCSE AND GCE EXAM RESULTS AND CERTIFICATES:  SUMMER 2018

Results 

GCE Results Day is Thursday 16 August 2018: Year 13 A2 results may be collected between 0900 and 1200 from the School Reception.  Current Year 12 pupils can collect AS results from 1100.   

GCSE Results Day is Thursday 23 August 2018: GCSE students may collect their results between 0900 and 1200 from the School Reception.  Staff will be available if you need to talk to someone.   You will also have the opportunity to formally enrol onto a sixth form course at this time or book an appointment to discuss courses with the Head of Sixth Form.

If you are unable to collect your results, you should notify the Exams Officer, before the end of term, and hand in an A5 stamp-addressed envelope – your results will then be posted to you at the end of Results Day.  Results may only be collected by the student themselves unless specific written permission is given to a parent or other third party to collect on their behalf. 

At the end of the exam season:  You must return all books and other equipment that belongs to the school on or before the date of your last exam.  Please note that we reserve the right to withhold issue of exam certificates to students who fail to return all items to school.

Certificates

Year 11 GCSE certificates and A2 certificates will be handed out at a Presentation Tea at the end of December – date to be confirmed.  If you are unable to attend, you will be able to collect your certificates by appointment only by emailing the Exams Officer at daliaga@st-benedicts.suffolk.sch.uk.

AS certificates will be handed out during tutor groups in December.  If you are not staying on to do Year 13, you will be able to collect your certificates at the beginning of January.  Please  email the Exams Officer at daliaga@st-benedicts.suffolk.sch.uk to arrange a time to collect your certificates. 

If you are unable to collect your certificates yourself, the person collecting them must have a signed letter from you authorising collection on your behalf.  They will also need proof of identify, ie passport or driving licence. 

Please also note that the school is only legally obliged to hold certificates for one year, and after that time, they may be destroyed.  Any costs for securing a replacement certificate through the exam board will have to be met by you, and they cost in the region of £45 each.