Pupils at Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School, Leeds, are celebrating excellent GCSE results.

68% of pupils gained good passes (grades 9 to 4) in five subjects including English and Maths.  72% achieved a good pass in both English and Maths.  More than one in five of all the grades awarded to Cardinal Heenan pupils, across the range of subjects, were grades 9, 8 and 7.

Niamh Cassidy was the school’s top performer, passing seven subjects at grade 9, the top grade, and three at grade 8. 

Six pupils passed all three sciences, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, at grade 9.  They are Benjamin Boam, Heather Bellamy, Niamh Cassidy, Diya Kasamkulam, Zohaib Lateef, Caspar Rea, Shreyaa Sathiyanarayanan and Isabelle Webster.

Star performers in mathematics include six pupils achieving grade 9: Niamh Cassidy, Isabelle Webster, Benjamin Boam, Shreyaa Sathiyanarayanan, Zohaib Lateef and Joshua Zapanta.

Five pupils reached the top grade in English Language: Niamh Cassidy, Ruby Joseph, Cindy Moyo, Caspar Rea and Anhad Wassan.

Headteacher Dominic Kelly said, ‘We are particularly pleased with the school’s strong showing in the key subjects of English, mathematics and science.  Large numbers of pupils have achieved excellent results and made very good progress from their starting points.  Examination successes are due to effective partnerships between teachers, pupils and parents.  Congratulations to all involved and particularly to retiring Headteacher Peter Whelan, who has led the school in attaining these creditable GCSE results.’

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