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GCSE Results 2019

Huge improvements again at The Corsham School as it celebrates its best ever GCSE Progress.

The Corsham School is proud to be celebrating the achievements of all of our Year 11 students who collected a fantastic set of GCSE results this morning.

High academic standards ensure that this year, our Year 11 students have walked away with a total of 100 Grade 9 GCSEs under their belts.  25 percent of all grades awarded were at Grade 7 or higher (equivalent to the old Grade A*/A), with 18 percent of students achieving five or more GCSEs at Grade 7 or higher (equivalent to the old A*/A).  Well over a quarter of students scored at least three Grade 7s and above, with seven of these students achieving Grade 7s or higher in all their GCSEs with some scoring an almost complete set of the top 9 grades; an amazing achievement.  66 percent of students celebrated receiving a Grade 4 or higher in both English and Maths (equivalent to the old Grade A-C) and this alone will give these youngsters a strong step up to their next phase of their education, training or employment.  The achievements of Year 11 are worthy of praise and reflect another year of huge improvements at The Corsham School.

The Corsham School Headteacher, Rod Bell, said: “We are thrilled for our Year 11 students with every young person collecting their results this morning having something to be proud of.  The positive attitudes to learning, determination to succeed and hard work of all our students has been rewarded with the vast majority of them meeting or exceeding their own personal challenging targets.  There are so many success stories, not just from the brilliant young people that grab the top grade headlines in the news, but from all our amazing students of all abilities who have achieved results they too can be rightly proud of.  In addition to the academic success they have deservedly achieved as a result of their hard work over the last five years, they have also made significant contributions to the wider life of the school and our community and we must celebrate that also.  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. 

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.  Parents in Corsham and the surrounding villages can again see some of the impact of the positive changes and continuous improvements taking place at The Corsham School.

I look forward to seeing the vast majority of our students return to our Sixth Form, which continued its tradition of posting another set of strong A Level results last week, with its brand new Sixth Form building nearing its completion.  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

A Level Results 2019

Sixth Form students at The Corsham School are celebrating fantastic A level results, continuing our rich tradition of excellent outcomes at A level and vocational Level 3 equivalent courses. Year 13 have been rewarded for their hard work and independence with many achieving A*-B grades and a good number obtaining 3 As or above. Almost a quarter of all entries were A* or A whilst the National picture sees the amount of grade A or above at the lowest level in a decade. Students have made good progress in the wider curriculum too, with stunning EPQ projects adding UCAS points and independent research skills to our students' repertoires.  Most students have secured places at their first choice Universities, with a high number of students accepting places to study at renowned Russell Group Universities this autumn, including Natural Sciences at Cambridge and Physics at Oxford. As well as our successful university applicants we are really pleased for those who have secured higher level apprenticeship places with prestigious firms.  

The Corsham School’s Headteacher, Rod Bell, commented, “I’m thrilled for our students that their hard work and dedication over the past two years has paid off.  Their success is testament to the way that the students have worked so hard and supported each other so well as a year group through the challenges of the new linear courses.  

There are so many success stories, and not just from the brilliant young people that grab the headlines.  We pride ourselves on being a really comprehensive Sixth Form and it’s wonderful to see so many students meet and surpass their own personal targets, sometimes in very challenging circumstances.  

This success is also significantly the result of the dedication of our amazing staff who have adapted brilliantly to the linear demands of the reformed A levels, as well as the parents of our young people who do so much to help and support. A special thanks also to the Corsham6th pastoral team who have provided unwavering support and guidance on a daily basis to our students.

Huge congratulations to all concerned and we wish them every continued success in their futures. Enjoy the celebrations!”

Regards, Mr C Smith
Assistant Headteacher & Director of Corsham6th

Examinations Office Staff

Mrs Carole Whittingham, Data and Examinations Manager

Mr Oliver Morris, Examinations Officer

Mrs Deb Piper, Data and Examinations Administrator

Summer 2020 Examinations

Statements of Entry will be issued to all students sitting external examinations in February.  Individual Exam Timetables, which give the dates, times and venues for a student’s exams, will then be issued in early March.

The Last Day of Exams

This year the Joint Council for Qualifications (the JCQ) has allocated Wednesday 24th June as its Contingency Exam Day.  This means that all students should be available to sit exams up to, and including, this date.  There will be no external exams after the 24th June.

Certificates

Summer 2019 Examination Certificates

These are now available. 

If the student in question is still in school then he / she can come to the Exams Office (near Main Reception) at any point during the school day and speak to Mr Morris, the Examinations Officer, about collecting their certificates. 

If the student in question has now left school then he/she should email Mr Morris (omorris@corsham.wilts.sch.uk) to make arrangements for the collection of their certificates.  The options here will be:

1). For the student to come into school to collect their certificates

2). For some else to come into school to collect the certificates on the student’s behalf.  (In this instance that person must bring a brief letter with them, signed by the student, giving consent for them to take the certificates on the student’s behalf.)

3). For the certificates to be posted out by Recorded Delivery (which will require that they are signed for when delivered)

Examination Certificates Prior to Summer 2019

Please email Mr Morris (omorris@corsham.wilts.sch.uk) who will check if the school still has copies of your exam certificates and advise accordingly.  If the school does still have copies of your certificates then the three options for collection will be the same as those listed above.

Lost Certificates

Each Exam Board has a different system for dealing with lost certificates. You should not assume that you will be able to buy replacements, so please keep them safe!  Any applications for replacements must be made by the candidate and cannot be made by the school on the candidate’s behalf.

It is becoming increasingly important that you keep your original certificates safe to show future further education establishments or future employers.  We can provide you with a letter (on headed-paper) confirming your grades and signed by the Examinations Officer.  This may satisfy an employer who has asked for confirmation of your results.