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Queues as students anxiously gather for their GCSE results at Cromwell Community College in Chatteris




There were queues outside the Cromwell Community College in Chatteris this morning as students anxiously waited to learn their GCSE results.

The college in Wenny Road is celebrating another year of continued success in the exams with another strong set of results.

Among those students attaining impressive grades was Jack Robertson who achieved four 9s, four 8s, one 7 and a 6.

Jack Patterson will be returning to the Cromwell to do A-levels after achieving four 9s, four 8s, one 7 and one 6 in his GCSEs. (15602727)
Jack Patterson will be returning to the Cromwell to do A-levels after achieving four 9s, four 8s, one 7 and one 6 in his GCSEs. (15602727)

A grade 9 is the equivalent of an A** and is awarded to fewer pupils than the old A*. Three number grades, 9, 8 and 7, correspond to the former top grades of A* and A. This is designed to give more differentiation at the top end. A grade 6 is a bit higher than the old B grade. While grade 5 is a C* and a grade 4 is a C or is considered a pass.

Cromwell saw an increase in the number of students receiving the top grades in English and maths. Eight per cent of students achieved grade 7 or higher in both English and maths, a three per cent increase on last year. Overall, 61 per cent of students achieved grades 9-4 in English and maths.

In particular, the college saw a significant six per cent increase in students achieving the top grades (9-7) in English, rising from 12 per cent in 2018, to 18 per cent in 2019.

Alvie Griffin (left) and Megan Morrissey were delighted with their results which have secured Alvie a place studying fashion in London and a return to the Cromwell for Megan for A-levels. (15602737)
Alvie Griffin (left) and Megan Morrissey were delighted with their results which have secured Alvie a place studying fashion in London and a return to the Cromwell for Megan for A-levels. (15602737)

An impressive 31 per cent of students achieved at least one grade 9-7 and there were 13 subjects where the number of students achieving high grades of 9-7 increased. There were also 17 subjects where more students achieved a grade 4 or above, compared to 2018. Eleven subjects also had at least one student achieving the top grade 9.

Jane Horn, executive principal, said: “I am delighted that we have achieved another strong set of GCSE results. Our skilled staff have worked extremely hard over the last two years to help each student reach their potential. In turn, our students have been committed to their studies and have strived to achieve their best. It is brilliant to see this celebrated with such fantastic results and more students achieving the top grades.

“Thank you to our community for continuing to support the college and our students. I look forward to seeing them take their next steps in their education and careers with these strong results behind them.”

Freyja Tyler was delighted with her results achieving three 9s, two 8s, two 7s and three 6s - she will be returning to the Cromwell for A-levels next month. (15602729)
Freyja Tyler was delighted with her results achieving three 9s, two 8s, two 7s and three 6s - she will be returning to the Cromwell for A-levels next month. (15602729)

Clive Bush, Acting CEO of The Active Learning Trust, commented: “I am delighted for Cromwell Community College who have once again achieved strong GCSE results. The college is committed to supporting its students which is reflected in these results.”

These for students, from left: Callum Bailey, Owen Meadows, Robert Fry and Alex Barlow will be studying A-levels at the Cromwell from next month. (15602739)
These for students, from left: Callum Bailey, Owen Meadows, Robert Fry and Alex Barlow will be studying A-levels at the Cromwell from next month. (15602739)
Maddie Gibson and her proud mum Yvonne check her results: five 8s, two 7s and three 6s - shes off to Kings School in Peterborough for A-levels. (15602731)
Maddie Gibson and her proud mum Yvonne check her results: five 8s, two 7s and three 6s - shes off to Kings School in Peterborough for A-levels. (15602731)
Katrina James was thrilled with her results which included one 9, five 8s and a 7.(15602743)
Katrina James was thrilled with her results which included one 9, five 8s and a 7.(15602743)
Sophie Reeve, Isobel Ramsey and Layah Rothen were happy with their results. Layah achieved one 9,two 8s, three 7s and three 6s and is off to Hills Road in Cambridge. (15602747)
Sophie Reeve, Isobel Ramsey and Layah Rothen were happy with their results. Layah achieved one 9,two 8s, three 7s and three 6s and is off to Hills Road in Cambridge. (15602747)
Students queued outside the Cromwell Community College this morning anxiously waiting for their GCSE results. (15602741)
Students queued outside the Cromwell Community College this morning anxiously waiting for their GCSE results. (15602741)


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