Parent Update - 7th Dec 2020
Parent Update - 7th December 2020
Students at The Corsham School are again celebrating another set of fantastic GCSE results.
The Corsham School is proud to be celebrating the achievements of all of our Year 11 students who received an outstanding set of GCSE results this morning.
The Corsham School Headteacher, Rod Bell, said: “I would like to congratulate all our students receiving their GCSE results today. We are thrilled that every one of our students receiving their results this morning has something to be proud of. Their success is completely deserved and they can have complete confidence that their results are completely justified after all their hard work over the last five years and the rigorous, accurate and ethical process of Centre Assessed grading we have followed. Their positive attitudes to learning, determination to succeed and hard work have rightly been rewarded. We pride ourselves on being a truly comprehensive school and it’s wonderful to see so many students meet and surpass their own personal targets, sometimes in very challenging circumstances. In addition to their academic achievements they have also made significant contributions to the wider life of the school and our community, most noticeably during the recent period of lockdown, and we must celebrate that also; we are proud of the young people they have become.
This success, of course, is testament to the amazing effort of our students, but also significantly the result of the support, guidance and dedication of our incredible staff, who have been totally committed to ensuring our young people are able to thrive in a supportive culture with high expectations. A special thanks also for the unwavering support of our parents and carers during this incredibly stressful time, not helped by all the uncertainties of recent months. Parents in Corsham and the surrounding villages can again see the impact of the positive changes and continuous improvements taking place at The Corsham School.
I look forward to welcoming back the vast majority of our students when they return to our Sixth Form shortly and wish those departing to other local colleges or other settings the best of luck with their next steps. Whether they are staying with us, moving on to college or progressing to Apprenticeships, it’s hugely rewarding to see them move on with a strong set of qualifications already in the bank and we wish them every future success and happiness.”
Rod Bell - Headteacher
Head of The Corsham School 6th Form, Chris Smith, commented: Year 13 students at The Corsham School have today received their official exam board awarded A level and BTEC results. The unprecedented circumstances, brought about by the global pandemic, mean that these results are unique in that they are grades awarded by the exam boards and not the result of national examinations and externally verified coursework.
Although the method of arriving at individual results has been different, we continue with results day as we would normally by celebrating Year 13’s success, overall and individually, and by recognising that the vast majority of our students whose relentless dedication and hard work before the enforced lockdown resulted in them securing their preferred university course, apprenticeship or job. Their commitment means they can look forward with confidence to the next stage in their education and careers. Almost 90% of students will be off to their first-choice institutions; this includes many places at prestigious universities such as Warwick, Bath, Bristol, Exeter and Royal Holloway, and two students who will be starting their medics journey.
However, amongst the celebrations we will be working with some students who will be disappointed with their awarded grades to assess their best way forward.
We have been incredibly proud of the conduct and community spirit of our students during the pandemic; with many working to support local businesses and also volunteering in care roles to support the vulnerable members of the wider community – for this you should all be very proud.
Headteacher Rod Bell commented: “Although the methodology of awarding grades has had to be different this year, this should not detract from all the hard work of our amazingly talented Class of 2020 and we must acknowledge and congratulate them on what they have achieved. We are exceptionally proud of all of our students’ achievements and we wish them every success in their future careers.”
Parent Update - 7th December 2020
We are currently accepting applications for our September 2021 Cohort. In preparation for this we will be holding a Virtual Open Event followed by a live Q&A session with our Director of Corsham6th, Mrs Emma Cooper.