GCSE Results at Colyton are Outstanding

A quarter of the year group achieve 8 or more grade 9s85% achieved the top three grades of 9 to 7 – four times the national average.

Business Studies – Colyton students are top two in the country out of 48,685 candidates.

Six subjects where 90% or more students achieved grades 9 to 7

Students, parents and staff at Colyton Grammar School are celebrating outstanding GCSE results, with results for grades 9 to 7 four times the national average and two students declared the best in the country for Business Studies out of a field of 48,685.

Top in Business Studies was Lizzie M from Martock with a result of 98%, followed closely by fellow Colyton student Caitlin S from Axmouth with a score of 97%.

In all, 85% of students who sat GCSEs this year achieved the top three grades of 9 to 7 and 41% achieved a grade 9, even better than last year.

Some 32 students achieved the coveted eight or more subjects with grade 9, around a quarter of this year’s GCSEs cohort. In total, 24 students achieved 9 grade 9s, 14 achieved 10 grade 9s and seven achieved an incredible 11 grade 9s.

More than 90% of Colyton Grammar School candidates achieved grades 9 to 7 in Religious Education, Physics, Biology, Business Studies, Geography and Computer Science. Two thirds of RE candidates achieved a grade 9; in Business Studies almost three-quarters achieved a grade 9.

Tim Harris, Headteacher at Colyton Grammar School, commented: “We are extraordinarily proud of our GCSE cohort and their outstanding results. They, and the staff who teach them, have achieved these results against a national background of change and challenge and they should be congratulated.”

Colyton Grammar School’s outstanding GCSE results come hard on the heels of equally outstanding results for A-Level, where Some 100% of students achieved A and A* grades, compared with the national average of 25.5%. Overall, 87.1% achieved grades from A* to B, with the school outperforming its results from last year and bucking the national trend.

Fourteen CGS students obtained an astonishing four A* grades. Nine students are holding offers from Oxbridge and a further five have places on medical and veterinarian courses.

Colyton Grammar School is expanding its sixth-form. Sixth form entry requirements are at least 50 points from eight GCSEs, including 5s in English and Maths. For those wanting to study Maths and Sciences at A-Level they will need 7s in their chosen subjects. If Further Maths, an 8, and for all other subjects 6s.

There is an Open Day for Year 7 Entry 2020 on Thursday 05 September at 2:45pm.


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