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GCSE Results 2019:

73% secure a grade 9–4 in English and maths

Maintaining consistently high academic outcomes for our students

Students at Cottenham Village College once again are celebrating excellent results across the board including their maths and English combined GCSE results of 73% Grade 9-4.  The numbers of pupils achieving grade 5+ in both English and maths has increased for the second year running under the newly reformed GCSEs. We are very proud of our students and they deserve all the success they have achieved, as a result of their endeavours.  Our thanks go to all the staff and parents who supported Year 11 to excel and flourish.   Part of Astrea Academy Trust, the academy has performed well under the new, tougher GCSE exams.

Students have done particularly well in biology, chemistry, physics, Spanish and music where 100% of students achieved grade 5 and above; 100% of students who took dance and German achieved grade 4 and above.  More than 90%+ of students also gained grade 4 and above in French, computer science and art.

Students have performed exceptionally well in the EBacc subjects (English, mathematics, sciences, modern foreign languages, geography, history and computer science), maintaining high academic outcomes and providing a very strong foundation for their future.

Last year saw the introduction of the new exams in virtually all GCSE subjects. A new grading system is in place, with 9–1 replacing the old A*-G. Under the new system a grade 7 equates to an A and a 4 reads across to a C.

The new grade 9 was created to recognise students who met the highest academic standards across the country.   We are delighted that, at Cottenham Village College, well over 100 grade 9s were awarded to our students.

At Cottenham Village College the following students secured the top grades:

  • Erin E – 7 grade 9s and 1 grade 8
  • Tom B – 6 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s, 1 grade 7 and A* distinction in further maths
  • Oliver B – 6 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s and 2 grade 7s and A* distinction in further maths
  • Blaise R – 6 grade 9s, 1 grade 7 and A* distinction in further maths
  • Liam B – 5 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s,  2 grade 7s and A* distinction in further maths
  • Elias G – 5 grade 9s, 1 grade 8, 1 grade 7 and A* distinction in further maths
  • Kate M – 5 grade 9s, 2 A*s and 5 grade 8s
  • Jake O – 5 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s and A* distinction in further maths
  • Kitty S – 5 grade 9s, 5 grade 8s and A* in further maths
  • Alan T – 5 grade 9s, 5 grade 8s and A* in further maths
  • Amelia B – 4 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, 1 grade 7, 1 distinction and A* in further maths
  • Lily G –  4 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s and  2 grade 7s
  • George M – 4 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, 1 grade 7 and A* distinction in further maths
  • Matthew R – 4 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s and 1 grade 7

Helen Cassady, Principal of said:

“Congratulations to the Class of 2019. They have worked extremely hard to achieve these excellent results.  It is testament to the students, staff, parents, carers and governors.  Our thanks go to Astrea Academy Trust for their on-going support. It is wonderful to see our students achieving so well, being highly successful and able to progress onto their chosen areas of study.  I would like to thank everyone within the Cottenham Village College community for their commitment and determination to ensure our students achieve exceptionally well.”

Benedick Ashmore-Short, Executive Director of Education said:
“These are very strong results from Cottenham Village College – it’s clear that pupils and staff continue to work incredibly hard and those efforts have paid off. Everyone at Astrea is very proud of Cottenham Village College and its achievements.

“Huge congratulations to all of our pupils who have achieved such impressive results.  It is very well deserved and your performance is amongst the best in the country’.

“Everything we do at Astrea is about ensuring that our pupils are ‘inspired beyond measure’ – it’s clear from today’s results that Cottenham Village College is doing a fantastic job and making that vision a reality for families in Cambridgeshire.

GCSE Results 2018:

74.1% achieved grade 9 -4 in both English and maths

The new GCSEs

A guide for parents and carers on what the new GCSEs mean and how to interpret results is available via this link.