GCSe results – celebrations at Cowley

 Cowley celebrates as students achieve top GCSE grades

Cowley International College is delighted to report that many students gained coveted 9 – 7 grades (A* – A), including five students who achieved three or more grade 9s (above an A*).  In total, 20 grade 9s were awarded.

There are many outstanding individual performances: Matthew Griffiths achieved five grade 9s, three grade 8s and three grade 7s.  Joshua Leyland achieved four grade 9s, four grade 8s and three grade 7s.  Rachael Foreman achieved three grade 9s, five grade 8s and two grade 7s.  Megan Devine achieved one grade 9, three grade 8s and five grade 7s.

The top ten performers share 90 9 – 7 (A* – A) grades (or equivalent) between them. An impressive 282 9-7 grades (or equivalent) were awarded in total.

66.3 per cent of the year group achieved five or more 9 to 4 grades (A* – C);

Principal, Cameron Sheeran, said: “These are a strong set of results.  Given the national changes in GCSEs this year, particularly the content and scope of exams being much tougher, students must have felt a huge amount of pressure and they have still triumphed – that makes me a very proud Principal.”

This year students received numerical grades in most subjects following changes to the system that sees GCSEs graded from 9 to 1, rather than A* – G.  The top grade is a grade 9 and grade 1 is the lowest.

A grade 7 is broadly equivalent to an A in old money, while a grade 8 is an A* and grade 9 ranks above an A*.  A grade 4 is similar to an old grade C.