School is delighted with its results, according to Emma Meakin, head of theology

At St Bede’s College in south Manchester, which is the biggest Catholic independent school in Britain, the school gained its 1,000th A/A* GCSE in religious studies.

Emma Meakin, head of theology, said: “We are delighted with this year’s results once again which reflect the tremendous amount of hard work that the students and staff have put into preparing for the exam.”