Chatteris college celebrates dramatic rise in A-level results

Alex Deaves reports his good news after picking up an A grade in religious studies, and two Bs in maths and geography at the Cromwell Community College in Chatteris.
Alex Deaves reports his good news after picking up an A grade in religious studies, and two Bs in maths and geography at the Cromwell Community College in Chatteris.

Cromwell Community College in Chatteris is celebrating after double the number of students achieved the higher A-level grades this year.

College Principal Jane Horn said she was very proud of the pupils after 55 per cent of the grades awarded were A* to B. A total of 71 per cent of the grades were at A*-C or equivalent and the overall pass rate was 98 per cent.

Thomas Wayman scoops two As in chemistry and maths and a B in physics from the Cromwell Community College in Chatteris.

Thomas Wayman scoops two As in chemistry and maths and a B in physics from the Cromwell Community College in Chatteris.

She said even more pleasing was the fact that 28 per cent of the college’s A Level grades were at least an A and 42 per cent of students achieved at least one A or A* grade.

Vocational subjects also did well with 100 per cent achieving a Distinction* to Pass grade, and 92 per cent awarded at Distinction or Distinction* level.

Mrs Horn said: “I am so proud of the pupils and that their dedication has paid off. The college has worked hard this year to secure improvements and we are delighted this can be seen in the results the pupils have achieved.

“Many pupils have been accepted into the universities of their choice or now have the grades to move on the other opportunities.”

Cromwell Community College pupil Jake Wignall picks up an A, A and Distinction* for psychology, religious studies and ICT.

Cromwell Community College pupil Jake Wignall picks up an A, A and Distinction* for psychology, religious studies and ICT.

There were a number of pupils who performed exceptionally well including Laura Baker, who achieved A*, A, A in maths, chemistry and physics, Tom Wayman with A, A, A in chemistry, maths and physics, Lucy Halls with A*, A, B in maths, further maths and physics and Jake Wignall who achieved A, A and Distinction* for psychology, religious studies and ICT.