All three secondary schools in The Cam Academy Trust have posted strong GCSE results today.
At Comberton Village College 80% of students achieved grade 4-9 (equivalent of C-A*) in English and maths under the Government’s new grading system introduced for those subjects this year.
The percentage of students achieving the national benchmark standard at Melbourn Village College was 76 while the 66% rate at St Peter’s School, Huntingdon, represented an 11% improvement on the numbers gaining A*-C last year.
The Trust’s Chief Executive Stephen Munday said: “The Cam Academy Trust is delighted that pupils at its schools have done so very well in their GCSE and equivalent programmes this year.
“All schools have seen extremely positive results, something that is especially commendable this year given the new GCSEs in both English and Maths. Very many congratulations to both pupils and staff for the excellent work that has enabled this to happen.”
St Peter’s figures also saw 76 per cent of students achieved an English grade between 9-4, with 73 per cent achieving a 9-4 grade in mathematics. The corresponding figures for Melbourn were 83 and 82% and at Comberton 87 and 88%.
For Comberton the percentage of grades at A*-C (9-4) were 84% with other subjects still using the old measures while 39% of all grades were A*-A (9-7).
St Peter’s were delighted that 98% of biology grades were A*-C with 94% in physics, 89% in computer science and 79% in art while at Melbourn an impressive 23% of all grades in French were A*.
Christopher Bennet, head at St Peter’s, said: “We have seen a great improvement in students’ attitudes to learning.
“Due to the hard work and determination of students and staff, along with the support of our parents, we have achieved results to be proud of.”
Melbourn Principal Simon Holmes commented: “I’m delighted to see that the hard work of the students and staff has been realised in these grades. Despite the new grading system in English and Maths these subjects have continued to achieve some very strong results.”
Peter Law, Comberton’s Head of School, was quick to praise the students: “Many congratulations to all of our pupils on your excellent work and outstanding results! Every best wish for the next step in your education.”