GCSE results 2019: Ely College
Nearly double the number of GCSEs were awarded to Ely College pupils at grades 8 or 9 this year - the equivalent of at least the old A* - compared to 2017.
Some 172 were marked at these top levels, compare to 91 just two years ago.
The college, rated ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ features by Ofsted inspectors in June, has confirmed that 59 per cent of students achieved grades 4-9 in both English and mathematics and 39 per cent of students secured grades 5-9 in both English and mathematics.
Grade 9 is awarded to the top three per cent of students in the country, and 61 GCSEs at Ely College achieved this level in 2019.
The college said the progress students have made from their different starting points was “comfortably in line with the national average”.
Richard Spencer, principal of Ely College, said: “I’d like to congratulate all of our students and their families on these very pleasing results. We are delighted to have maintained the significant improvements made in recent years, and are particularly pleased that so many students have secured the very top grades.
“The excellent results today reflect a great deal of hard work from our students and my wonderful staff.
“Ely College is this year launching our new motto: ‘An exceptional college for an exceptional community’. Now that we have been found to be a ‘good’ school with ‘outstanding’ features, we are determined to build further on this success in the years to come.
“I wish all of our students every success as they move onto further education or training, and am excited to be welcoming more students than ever before back to our own Bishop Laney Sixth Form.”
Individual high performers at the college include:
Rose Beckman – nine GCSEs at grade 9, two GCSEs at grade 8
Aren Clark – seven GCSEs at grade 9, three GCSEs at grade 7, one GCSE at grade 6
Abbie Staines – four GCSEs at grade 9, five GCSEs at grade 8, one GCSE at grade 6, one BTEC at starred distinction
Charlotte Mould – three GCSEs at grade 9, four GCSEs at grade 8, two GCSEs at grade 7, one GCSE at grade 6, one BTEC at starred distinction
Lillian Seaman – three GCSEs at grade 9, five GCSEs at grade 8, two GCSEs at grade 7, one GCSE at grade 6
Caitlin Oakes – four GCSEs at grade 9, three GCSEs at grade 8, one GCSE at grade 7, two GCSEs at grade 6