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Colchester High School students celebrate GCSE achievements


Students from Colchester High School are celebrating excellent GCSE results today against a backdrop of exam reform and increased academic challenge.

In Maths, 31% of students achieved a Grade 7 or above, equivalent to A, with 10% securing the new top Grade 9, compared to 19.9% and 3.5% respectively nationally.

In the iGCSE English 93% achieved an A*-C grade. 69% achieving a “strong pass” at Grade 5 in maths.

The 2017 Colchester High School GCSE results build on the excellent results seen in previous years. This year overall 31% of grades were at A*-A and 87% of grades were at A*-C which once again outperform the national average 22.1% pass rate of A*/A and 67.4% pass rate A*-C grades.

Max Bartin, Alfred Riddell and Genevieve Anthony particularly excelled and should be incredibly proud of their results:

Max Bartin - 8 A stars, 2 A’S and an 8 in Maths
Alfred Riddell - 5 A stars, 7 A’s and a 9 in Maths
Genevieve Anthony - 5 A stars, 7 A’s and a 9 in Maths.

David Young, Head of Colchester High School, said, “It is a pleasure to celebrate with our staff and students who have worked so hard to achieve these results. My congratulations go to all of our GCSE students and I wish them every success as they take their next steps into A Levels and beyond.”

Published: August 24 2017

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