The Speech Day remains an essential feature of the College calender and celebrates the success of our students over the previous year. The presentation of Certificates and trophies was made by Andrew Pate, a former student of the College and now a Broadcaster and Journalist for Meridian Television. He commented very positively on the broad range of achievements that were awarded and the outstanding level of academic success the College enjoys. Thanks go to Brother Francis Chairing the event this year, Mr Lickley for his comprehensive review of the College year and our Head and Deputy Head students (pictured below) for their well read contributions.
The College once more celebrated the fantastic GCSE results achieved by its students, with 94% 5* A-C ( including English and Maths). There were many notable individual achievements as a record 33% gained 13 GCSE’s! The consistently high pass rates in English Language (100% *A-C) and Maths ( 97% *A-C) does mean the College is always set to perform well against all other schools Nationally (58%) and locally(Hampshire -60% and Southampton 47%), where many students fail to pass the core subjects. Just as important to us are the other achievements, raising £10,000 for the Brothers schools in Haiti, our successful trips to Senegal, Germany and France or the massive Sporting success of our teams and individuals. The College dominates the Cross Country scene with no fewer than 12 students selected to represent Hampshire. Twenty of our students won medals, 10 of them Gold at the City Athletics Championships, with four going on to represent Southampton at County level. All this in a school of 180 students!
A big thank-you to Mr Simon Heron (3 Men & a Suit) for the above photographs, there are many more that can be viewed at: http://www.southamptonweddingphotography.co.uk/photos/speechday/