St John’s Exam Success
PUPILS at a specialist school in West Yorkshire have been celebrating their recent exam results.
St John’s Catholic School for the Deaf saw Year 10 and Year 11 students achieve more than 150 formal qualifications in a range of subjects, with pupils achieving on average more than 8 qualifications each.
All will move on to further education, training or employment with a formal qualification in maths and English as well as a range of other academic, functional or vocational qualifications.
Across the school students achieved qualifications including GCSE and Functional Skills in subjects including Maths, English, Science and ICT.
Other subjects included Creative Media and Performance, Religious Studies, Home Cooking Skills and Arts.
Their achievements have helped them secure places at college to study a variety of topics.
Headteacher Ann Bradbury said: “Each year our students make us incredibly proud and this year is no exception. The children work so hard to achieve results across a wide range of subjects, showing great determination and resilience.
“Their wonderful achievements will allow them to move on successfully to their next step in life whether that is in a further education placement at college, into an apprenticeship or other employment or into training.
“Our role as a school is to work with children as individuals and to nurture their abilities in a way that suits their needs and to give them the best possible chances at success. The curriculum is not just GCSEs, there are a raft of other qualifications available and the students have fully embraced those.
“As a school we have a fantastic relationship with York College where many of our students will continue with their studies as part of our Sixth Form College and also with Askham Bryan College”
The school provides a specialist educational environment, offering both residential and day placements to hearing impaired pupils and is also a specialist school for young people with sensory and physical impairments. St John’s is an oral school where pupils are taught by specialist teachers of hearing impaired children.