GCSE results 2019: Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology
Staff and students at Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology (CAST) are today celebrating great results with impressive individual successes.
The grades are the best ever achieved at the college.
All students study separate sciences and overall, 92 per cent achieved two or more sciences at a grade 4 or above, 81 per cent at grade 5 or above and almost half of the students achieving grade 7 or above.
Also, particularly pleasing was that almost a quarter of students achieved at least one grade 9 with a number achieving mainly 9s across all subjects. An impressive 92 per cent of students gained a grade 4+ in English and 90 per cent in maths.
In addition to their academic qualifications, all students achieved the Duke of York Award for Technical Education.
This recognises their employability skills, with most reaching the silver award, the highest available for their age range.
There were some real success stories among the students, including Rachel, who achieved straight 8s and 9s across all of her GCSEs and is planning to pursue a career in medicine.
While at CAST, Rachel has been able to complete work experience at a GP practice.
She has also completed project work on drug development with AstraZeneca.
Ethan gained grade 8 and 9s in his three sciences and plans to remain at CAST for A-levels.
While studying for his GCSEs, he also managed to secure an Arkwright scholarship, which is one of the most prestigious engineering scholarships in the UK.
Studying at CAST has allowed Ethan to foster his interest in engineering by completing two projects with Mott MacDonald designing a hydropower station and the proposed Addenbrooke’s railway station.
Tim and Matthew all achieved grade 9s in all three sciences and a number of other subjects including maths, computer science and geography.
While at CAST, they have also already completed work experience with Aveva and CR-UK.
Both will be continuing at CAST to study A-levels and develop their technical skills through the college’s innovative challenge project programme.
Percentage of students achieving five GCSEs at 4-9: 88 per cent
Percentage of students achieving a pass in maths (4 or above): 90 per cent
Percentage of students achieving a pass in English (4 or above): 92 per cent
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