"Attainment in GCSE has been consistently above national averages over the past few yearsPupils now achieve GCSE attainment well above the national average. Eight out of 10 pupils achieve A* to C grades in English and mathematics, compared to around six out of 10 nationally. Over a third achieve the English Baccalaureate suite of subjects, compared to under a quarter nationally." "Around four in 10 students go to Russell Group universities, compared with one in 10 nationally." Ofsted 2017
Chipping Campden School students were celebrating an impressive set of GCSE grades across a wide range of subjects, reflecting an intense period of hard work and commitment.
Following two national lockdowns and the eventual return to the classroom, students were finally able to celebrate all they have achieved despite the unprecedented period of disruption to their GCSE courses.
As an outstanding school with a track record of high performance well in excess of the national average, this year’s Chipping Campden School students were always well placed to have their efforts reflected in the grades they were awarded. Among those achieving a sweep of top grades was Harriet Poore, Ana Syme, Esme Fittes, Bonnie Dixon, Olivia Kingswood, Vienna Davies, Poppy Paylor, Emma Norrington and Henry Clarke.
In congratulating students and staff on such fantastic grades, John Sanderson, the school’s Principal, said “I’m delighted to see so many students being awarded the GCSE grades they richly deserve. They have had so much to cope with over the last two years and clearly overcame a great many challenges along the way.
Both students and staff have worked extremely hard and have every reason to feel proud of their achievements this year”. The Principal concluded his comments by adding “with such encouraging grades we are really looking forward to welcoming so many of our students, along with others from surrounding schools, back into our Sixth Form in September”.
With such impressive results, Chipping Campden School students are able to take up their places at their first-choice university despite the increased competition. These range from students reading Biochemistry at Oxford University, Mathematics at Bath University, Neuroscience at Cardiff University, Veterinary Medicine at Harper and Keele University, Business at Exeter University, Mechanical Engineering at Liverpool University, Politics and Sociology at Birmingham University, Physics at York University, Sustainable Fashion at Leeds University, English Literature and History both at Manchester University, Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University, Sports Journalism at Brighton University, Music at Queen’s University Belfast and International Management at Nottingham University.
The school’s principal, Gareth Burton, said, “I am extremely proud of all that our students have achieved in the context of a very challenging two years. So many have worked extremely hard and clearly been rewarded for their ability to adapt and maintain a sustained focus on their learning. I’m pleased that so many now have the qualifications and skills they need to go on to the next stage of their learning.” He also praised the dedication and commitment of staff who have gone above and beyond on so many occasions, as well as emphasising the support given by parents in ensuring so many students successfully navigate these very demanding times and qualifications.
If you would like to know more about the achievement of students at Chipping Campden Sixth Form, or are interested in securing a place for September, simply go on the school’s website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.