SAINTS Peter and Paul Catholic High School class of 2023 have been celebrating as they collected their highly anticipated GCSE and BTEC results today, Thursday.

Staff and family members joined the students in their excitement as they opened up yet another round of excellent results.

These results now mean that many students have secured a place to study their chosen subjects at local sixth form and higher education colleges, with others being able to commence vocational apprenticeship training with local, national, and global companies.

Principal Danielle Scott said: “We are thrilled and so very proud that the hard work and dedication of our students throughout their secondary school journey has been rewarded here today.

“This extraordinary cohort of students have shown a unique and exemplary commitment to their learning, despite multiple challenges they have faced in their school career, and I am so pleased that their fantastic results reflect this.

“I cannot begin to express how grateful I am to the wonderful team at school for their expertise in teaching and mentoring, and to our parents and carers for their never-ending support and guidance over the years.

“This partnership between home and school has ensured so many of our students could aspire to, and surpass, the final target grades predicted for them.

“We wish each and every student the very best of luck as they take their next steps in education or employment, and we thank them all for the wonderful memories they leave us with.”

GCSE student Anays Irimia joined the school in year nine and achieved one 9, six 8s and a 7 in her exams, and she is now looking forward to studying government and politics, English language, and sociology at Cronton Sixth Form College. 

She said, “I am really happy with my results. I was expecting to do well, but not this well.

“I have learned so much at Saints Peter and Paul, and I want to thank all my amazing teachers for all the amazing opportunities they have given me while I was there.”

Ellis Bebbington achieved one 9, four 8s, three 7s and a 6, with a distinction star in BTEC business studies, and he joined Saints Peter and Paul from Saint Michael’s Catholic Primary School.

Ellis said: “I am so pleased with what I got, and I will now be going to Cronton Sixth Form to study maths and physics at A-level. I will be celebrating with my mates this afternoon.”

With exam performances exceeding her predicted targets, Sham Al-Tinawi, a former pupil of Oakfield Primary School, is one of the school’s highest attaining students having achieved.

She is now pursuing maths, further maths, computer science and physics at Carmel College in St Helens.

She said: “I am absolutely delighted with my results. I was a bit worried about them as I missed a lot of time due to illness just before my exams, but I have done better than I was expecting, so I am really, really happy.”