Fantastic GCSE results 2017

Cowley celebrates as students achieve top GCSE grades

Cowley is celebrating GCSE results day as many students gained coveted A* – A grades.  71.4 per cent of the year group achieved five or more A* to C grades (or equivalent); an impressive 151 A*- A grades were awarded.

Students taking GCSEs across England this summer received a mixture of number (9 to 1) and letter grades (A* to G); English and Mathematics are graded from 9 to 1, with 9 being the top grade.

The top ten performers share more than 81 A* and A (9 – 7) grades between them.

The percentage of students who achieved a standard pass, which is a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics is 65 per cent, an 8.3 per cent increase on last year’s performance.

There are many outstanding individual performances, including three students who achieved a phenomenal eight A* – A grades (or equivalent): James Metcalfe achieved 1 grade 8, 7 A grades and 2 Bs.  Franklin Whiteman achieved 2 A*s, 1 grade 8, 4 grade As and 2 Bs and Abbi Matthews achieved 1 grade 8, 7 As and 2 Bs.

These results are testimony to the hard work of students and staff and of the College’s underlying aspiration for every student to achieve the highest standards.

Principal, Cameron Sheeran, said: “I am proud of all our students and it is a pleasure to see so many superb individual performances.

“Exam results are getting better and better every year.  Students and staff have worked incredibly hard over the last year; the unwavering determination of everyone involved to achieve these top grades is truly inspiring.  Revision classes, dedicated student support and the production of quality revision materials are all contributing factors to this stand-out day for Cowley.”