After achieving an excellent set of Post 16 results last week, staff and students at Kingsthorpe College (sponsored by The Collaborative Academies Trust) were celebrating success this morning with the release of the 2017 GCSE results. Despite a new national system of grading and reformed GCSEs in English and maths - which have been deliberately designed to be tougher - Kingsthorpe College has maintained the high standard set last year in terms of the proportion of students attaining 5 good passes including English and maths.
Many of our students celebrated excellent individual performances with the College also achieving an increase in the percentage of students achieving the highest grades. Particular mention should go to Chloe To who achieved a Grade 9 in maths and English Literature. The new grade 9 represents the top 20% of those students nationally achieving an A* and as such, is a fantastic accolade. Chloe gained a further 5A*s, 3As and 2Bs.
Other notable successes include:
- Bethany Gates – 3A*s, 6As, 1B
- Utthara Cheeroth – 2A*s, 6As, 2Bs
- Hughie Johns – 2A*s, 5As, 2Bs
- Kelis Darko – 2A*s, 3As, 5Bs
- Phoebe Horne – 4A*s, 3As, 2Bs
- Michal Delost – 2A*s, 5As, 3Bs
- Lily Plummer – 2A*s, 3As, 3Bs
- Macsen Haynes-Parry – 1A*, 6As, 1B, 2Cs
In line with our broad and balanced curriculum, there were some particularly strong performances from students studying vocational qualifications. Sherry Daniels achieved 3 Distinction*’s alongside Emily Juzyk and Caitlin Malone who achieved 2 Distinction*’s respectively.
Jennie Giovanelli, Headteacher of Kingsthorpe College, said, “We are delighted for our students who have continued to gain the qualifications they need for their next steps, despite facing much tougher exams and a reformed system which is out of their control. It was a real pleasure to see so many students and staff celebrating this morning, and we are looking forward to welcoming many of our Year 11s back in September to continue their education with us at Post 16.