2020 has proved to be another successful year for GCSE students at Cowley International College with many achieving grades which will allow them to progress onto their chosen learning pathway.

Once again, a number of students have achieved the coveted 9-7 grades (A*-A), including three students who achieved five or more grade 9s (above an A*).

With examinations cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this year students have received Centre Assessed Grades which are the grades that the College assessed students were most likely to have achieved had the exams gone ahead.

There were many outstanding individual performances in GCSE: Hannah Davies achieved six grade 9s, two grade 8s and one grade 7; Katie Lythgoe earned five grade 9s, three grade 8s and one grade 7; Lauren Welsby-Riley attained five grade 9s and three grade 8s; and Charlie Verey achieved four grade 9s, three grades 8s and three grade 7s.

The top ten College performers share 104 9-7 (A*-A) grades (or equivalent) between them while 399 9-7 grades (or equivalent) were awarded in total. 

Saying this, there was wonderful success across the year group, with the overwhelming majority of students achieving their expected progress.

Principal, Mr Sheeran, said: “It has been an unprecedented year, but I am really proud of the way that all of the students and staff have shown great dedication and resilience during what has been an uncertain period. 

“The preparation for these exams started many years ago, the students were incredibly committed by their excellent effort in class, at home and the many extra sessions they attended after college and during holidays. 

“I am confident that the grades received today are a true reflection of the performance of the students and they should be very proud of these results which will allow them fantastic opportunities to progress onto their next stage in learning. 

“To see so many impressive results and happy faces today is really good. The students have done themselves and the College proud.”