Significant improvement in science GCSEs and good English and maths results at Cromwell Community College in Chatteris

Cromwell Community College student Libby Birkett achieved five Level 9s in the sciences, English, dr

Cromwell Community College student Libby Birkett achieved five Level 9s in the sciences, English, drama and religious studies - Credit: Archant

Over 73 per cent of students at Cromwell Community College in Chatteris achieved Level 4 or higher in their English and maths GCSEs.

The school, which is part of the Active Learning Trust, also saw a ‘significant improvement’ in its science GCSEs.

This year, a record number of students gained at least two science GCSEs at Levels 4 and above.

Meanwhile, over 20 per cent of technology students achieved a Level 7 and above.

Outstanding individual performances at Cromwell include:


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• Libby Birkett achieved five Level 9s in the sciences, English, drama and religious studies.

• Sean Stacey successfully achieved five Level 8s, four Level 7s and an A*.

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• Peter Gunn is celebrating three Level 8s, two grade As, four Level 7s and two Level 6s.

• Jack Johnson also achieved an impressive two Level 9s and three Level 8s.

• Ellie Moel’s results included two 9s, one 8 and three 7s.

Jane Horn, principal at Cromwell Community College, said: “As always, we are very proud of our students’ achievements.

“Their hard work and commitment has been outstanding. I am really pleased to see that our curriculum remains broad and balanced, allowing our pupils to opt for subjects they enjoy.

“It is important that we allow all pupils to fulfil their potential and perform to their best.

“We are pushing forward with our STEM agenda which has been demonstrated very successfully with such good results in these areas.

“Many of our students will be returning to Cromwell for Sixth Form and others will be moving on to apprenticeships and College courses. We wish everyone the best of luck for their futures.”

Gary Peile, chief executive of The Active Learning Trust, added: “I am delighted that the students at Cromwell have produced such an excellent set of results.

“Given the change in the exams and the additional rigour, this is a very good set of results.

“I join Jane in celebrating the broad and balanced curriculum offer at the school and also want to thank Jane and her whole team at Cromwell for their tremendous support to the whole student body.”

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