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Colchester High School students celebrate GCSE achievements


Students from Colchester High School are celebrating excellent GCSE results today, having outperformed their peers nationally.

87% achieved grades 4 (a “good pass”) to 9 (equivalent to A**) in all subjects, including Maths and English, compared to 67% nationally. More pleasing still is that 68% of students achieved a “strong pass” at grade 5 or higher.

Top performers were Joe Cole, who achieved the equivalent of 10 A*/A passes, William Lodge with 9, and George Pennyfather with 8.

We are particularly delighted with the overall number of grade 4 across a range of subjects – the majority of which are the new reformed, more exacting qualifications which are taken at the end of KS4 with very little or no coursework and relying completely on the performance of the student on the day.

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 23 2018

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