Fantastic GCSE results
Excited students at Cape School collected their fantastic GCSE results, where early indications show great results have been achieved; with probably the most improved results in Cornwall. The progress made by students has risen sharply using the national benchmark of ‘Progress 8’ and is expected to be well above national averages. The school is particularly delighted with the strong improvement in Science, with around 65 % of students achieving 2 Science GCSEs, and a 90% pass rate in separate sciences. More students than ever have achieved the new highest grades, (7, 8 and 9) with outstanding success for students at this top level in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, Further Maths, Sport, French, History, Maths and Physics. The percentage securing Grades 7-9 in Further Maths is a record breaker for the School and the proportion of students achieving the new top Grade of ‘9’ is set to be well above national average.
Speaking as joyful students met at the school to collect their results, a delighted Head of School, Mrs Sarah Crawley said:
“These are really wonderful results. Staff are delighted for our students. The new exams are much tougher, and the hard work and dedication that students have shown over the year has really paid off. To have made so much improvement is a real credit to students, staff and the strong support we receive from parents. I must thank the fantastic staff team for all they have done to support students and to bring about this great set of results. We wish all our Class of 2018 every success in the future.
Amongst the many success stories, and as a result of hours of preparation and study, Eli was awarded six grade 9s, two 8s and an A*, a remarkable result, only the top 2% of students nationally are awarded grade 9. Congratulations also to Tom, Charlotte and Lucas on graduation from Kites with fantastic personal achievements to be awarded GCSEs.
Cape Cornwall School is set to become part of Truro and Penwith Academy Trust on 1st September and Executive Headteacher Mrs Jan Woodhouse said “I am delighted that the commitment of staff and students, along with the support of our families have given students such a strong platform for their future success. This a great achievement for students, and they must be commended for what they have achieved. Their results are a credit to them and to the staff, and show what can be achieved with hard work, dedicated care and great teaching. The school is strongly positioned for future success and I am delighted that students have done so well”.