2019 GCSE results
Many congratulations to the students of 2019 for achieving a very good set of GCSE results. We are delighted that all of them achieved the grades they need to enrol at the sixth form college or school of their choice to do A level or other courses.
We are grateful to the teaching staff for the hard work they put in to ensure that students were well prepared for their assessments. Our Attainment 8 score increased in 2019 to 69.8 from 59.3 (subject to Dept of Education verification) and 100% of our students achieved strong passes in English and Maths (up from 83% last year). Most students were entered for the EBacc suite of academic subjects and our average EBacc point score was 6.80, up from 5.93 last year. There were particularly strong performances in English, Maths and Science, with several Grade 9s awarded, including one to a Y10 student who sat the GCSE Maths a year early. (We do note that with a very small cohort of eight students in 2019, percentage figures can lack statistical validity, as one student could account for figures showing a significant increase or decrease over the previous years.)
We are pleased that students who chose to add an extra GCSE to the core programme did well in some new subjects that were taken for the first time this year, including Computer Science and Economics. The majority of the class have also successfully completed their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award.
We are thankful to God for the excellent work ethic that prevailed in this cohort, who encouraged each other to aim high and achieve their full potential. This was the class that formed the core of the cast and crew for our production of A Man For All Seasons and it is to their great credit that they all performed so well academically, in spite of committing many hours of time to line learning, rehearsals and performances in the term before the GCSE exams.
We are very proud of the students’ achievements in all aspects of school life and wish them the very best as they move on to new challenges and opportunities. We gratefully acknowledge the crucial role played by the love and prayers of the parents and the rest of the school community, in supporting the students throughout their time in CFS.