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The Corsham School GCSE Results

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

The Corsham School A Level Results

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!”

Rod Bell - Headteacher

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