Against a backdrop of significant national decline, staff and students at the Coleshill School are celebrating another year of improved GCSE results. Performance in the key subjects of English and Mathematics was particularly strong, with a school record of 66% of students achieving both English and Mathematics. This builds on the previous two years of improvements in GCSE results.
English results were exceptional with 81% of students achieving A*-C and almost 60% of students achieving beyond their expected level of progress; this is outstanding progress. Mathematics grades matched last year’s best ever results, despite further increases in grade boundaries.
There were excellent results across a wide range of subjects, including 94% of students in Spanish and 86% of students in Computer Science achieving A*-C . There were a large number of outstanding individual results; it was particularly pleasing to see the number of top grades increase for a second year running. The number of students achieving the English Baccalaureate has also increased to around national average, with year on year increases projected.
Headteacher Ian Smith-Childs said:
The local community can now have confidence that GCSE results will continue to improve and that our students are well placed for the next step on their learning journey; we look forward to welcoming the majority of students back to our sixth form and for those students who are moving on we wish them well.”
Some of the top performers are shown below, but the school congratulates all of its students on their hard work in achieving such a good set of results.
Joe Danks 7A* and 3A
Laura Burn 7A*, 2A, 1B
Hannah Smyth 6A*, 3A, 1B
Jacob Carpenter 6A* 3A 1B
Melanie Baxter 2A*, 3A, 5B
Jordan Thomas 1A*,6A, 3B
Olivia Worringham 3A*, 2A, 4B, 1C
Katie Harvey 1A*, 5A, 3B, 1C
Sean Lewis 1A*, 4A, 4B, 1C
Sophie Penfold 1Dist*, 4A, 4B, 1C