Congratulations to the class of 2019 on their GCSE examination results and our dedicated staff (teaching and support) who have once again, worked so hard to ensure as many pupils as possible have achieved the very best results they could. We would also like to sincerely thank parents, governors, Lancashire LA and Salford Diocese for their continued support.

Our initial analysis suggests that, regarding the overall key government school performance measures, we have made significant improvements in attainment and progress across the curriculum. Overall the 2019 results are the best results in the last 3 years with a significant number of performance measures now showing a 3 year improving trend.

The number of top grades has increased significantly this summer with 16 grade 9’s, 31 grade 8’s and 83 grade 7’s across a range of subjects. English, maths, languages, performing arts, drama, physical education, religious education and health and social care appear to have performed strongly with significant improvements also evident in art, religious education, science and geography.

This summer sees all GCSE or equivalent qualifications moving to the 9-1 grading system. We are extremely proud that 9 pupils were awarded at least one grade 9 across a variety of subjects including: English literature, maths, science, French, Italian, Polish, history and religious education. Eliza Raza was awarded a grade 9 in a total of 6 subjects (English literature, French, Italian, religious education, and combined science) and a further 3 grade 8’s (English language, maths and computer science). This is an exceptional achievement and will place Eliza as one of the highest achievers in 2019 both locally and nationally.

As a school, we are extremely proud of the recent improvements that we have made in all aspects. The 2019 GCSE results very much reflect these improvements and as a school we are confident that we will continue to improve in the future.

Xavier Bowers
Headteacher Mount Carmel RC High School

Exam Success – Summer 2019

GCSE RESULTS 2018-2019

  • Progress 8 score of -0.1
  • Attainment 8 score of 41.5 points
  • 56.3% achieved Grade 4 or above in English and Maths GCSEs
  • 32.6% achieved Grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs
  • 20.1% entered the English Baccalaureate
  • 11.8% achieved the English Baccalaureate at Grade 5 or above
  • 91% of Year 11 leavers (2017) stayed in education, employment or training for at least 2 terms after key stage 4


You can view the DfE school and college performance table using this link

Follow this link for a Progress 8 explanation

PPE exams for Year 11 pupils take place in January 2020

The Summer 2020 exam timetable will be uploaded here when issued.