More pupils than ever have attained top grades in GCSEs at Chatteris Cromwell Community College

Clever girls: Megan Hawes, Ellen Turner, Saffron Covill, Tara Herbert, Lucy Saunders, Olivia Carr, R

Clever girls: Megan Hawes, Ellen Turner, Saffron Covill, Tara Herbert, Lucy Saunders, Olivia Carr, Rebecca Holt and Sophie Dawson celebrate excellent results. - Credit: Archant

Chatteris Cromwell Community College not only saw more pupils than ever achieving the benchmark five GCSEs at A* to C grades including maths and English, but also more than ever attained the higher grades.

Top marks: Sam Perry, Ewan Macrae and Sam Unsworth.

Top marks: Sam Perry, Ewan Macrae and Sam Unsworth. - Credit: Archant

The number of top grades improved for the third year running with 34% of grades at A*-B. The number of A* grades has doubled with a number of pupils performing exceptionally well.

The proportion of pupils achieving 5 A*-C including English and maths has seen a six per cent increase on the performance tables figure from 2014 and 16 individual subjects were above the national average A*-C. Well over half - 57 per cent - of pupils gained at least 5 A*-C GCSEs including English and maths.

High achieving pupils include: Nathan Butler 11 A*s, Megan Hawes 11 A*s and 1 As, Saffron Covill 8 A*s and 3 As, Tara Herbert 7 A*s and 4 As, Rebecca Holt 6 A*s, 4 As and 2 Bs, Lucy Saunders 4 A*s and 8 As and 1 B, Olivia Carr 3 A*s and 6 As and 2 Bs, Ellen Turner 3 A*s and 9 As, Sophie Dawson 1 A*, 8 As and 2Bs.

Pupils are now hoping their great successes will see them achieve well with many planning to stay at the Cromwell to take their A-levels before going on to university.

Nathan Butler.

Nathan Butler. - Credit: Archant


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Career ambitions ranged from occupational therapist to scientist. One student Sam Perry, who achieve 1 A, 8 Bs and 2Cs plans to study A-levels at the Chatteris school, taking psychology, history, geography and core maths. His aim is to then study psychiatry at university in America before setting up a business over there.

“I think it would be a great experience to study in the US and it would also be a good place to set up a business,” said Sam.

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Saffron Covill is hoping to eventually go on to study foreign languages, after studying A-levels in English Lit, French, history and philosophy at Hills Road College in Cambridge.

Lucy Saunders wants to go into science-based career after completing sixth form studies at the Cromwell, she is looking to take chemistry, maths and biology at A-level starting in September.

Euan Turner.

Euan Turner. - Credit: Archant

Megan Hawes, who was the top achieving pupil at the school this year, is also planning to stay on for A-levels in English, history and biology, but she has no idea what she would like to do in the future.

Ellen Turner is looking to take biology, psychology and English lit at A-level with the ultimate of becoming an occupational therapist.

Jane Horn, principal, said: “We are delighted with the successes this year. The staff have worked incredibly hard to provide the pupils with the opportunities to do well and our pupils have grabbed this.”

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