Hard work pays off as Cromwell Community College celebrate GCSE results
There were whoops of joy from students at the Cromwell Community College when they arrived on Thursday to receive their GCSE results.
After a difficult 18 months of largely learning online and the cancellation of formal exams by the government for a second year, pupils were celebrating another set of excellent results.
They all agreed it had been a mentally challenging time, and they had missed being in classrooms with their friends for much of the past year because of the pandemic.
But they were all smiles as they received their results which headteacher of the Chatteris school Jane Horn stating the results were a reflection of the constant hardwork and commitment of students.
Maddie Pauley, and her friends Alice Abey, Madeline Davies, Amelia Finch and Kat Choppin, were thrilled with their grades but admitted it had been a very stressful time and staying motivated whilst trying to learn online had been hard.
Maddie said: "It has been hard not being in a classroom with all your friends, they tend to give you the confidence in your work and makes it easier to learn. But we have worked really hard and we are pleased with our results, they are what we had hoped for."
Many of the students are set to return to the Cromwell next month to continue with their studies at A-level, while others are heading off to other colleges or taking up apprenticeships with local firms.
Among them is Miguel Pereira who is excited to be taking up an apprenticeship at Chatteris-based Aerotron; while Jago Pearson is undertaking an engineering apprenticeship and John Hearn is hoping to become an electrician.
Connor Button is off to complete a course aimed at taking him into the uniformed services, while Adan Spires is planning on a career working with animals, starting with an animal care course.
Mrs Horn said:“As always, we are thrilled with the GCSE results we have seen this year. They reflect the constant hard work and commitment our students have given to their studies throughout their time at Cromwell Community College.
“I am also incredibly grateful for our tremendous teaching staff who work so hard to inspire and support our students, even against the backdrop of this challenging period of change and uncertainty. The success we have seen today would not have been possible without them.”
For more information about the college, please visit: https://www.cromwellcc.org.uk/