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August 2018

  • ‘Secondary School of the Year’ Ely College celebrates impressive GCSE results

    Published 23/08/18

    Hot on the heels of being announced as ‘Secondary School of the Year’ at the recent Cambridge News Education Awards, Ely College has today built further on the huge improvements secured in 2017 with some of the best GCSE results in its history.

    62 per cent of students secured grades 4-9 in both English and mathematics - a 27 per cent rise on 2015. 44 per cent of students secured the top grades (5-9) in both English and mathematics – a 4 per cent increase on last year, and significantly above last year’s national average.

    The proportion of students achieving the top grades was particularly pleasing. An impressive 60 entries were graded at the new ‘Grade 9’, which is awarded to the top 3 per cent of students in the country.

    138 GCSEs were awarded at either grades 8 or 9 (equivalent to at least the old A*), compared with 91 at that level in 2017. Overall, the proportion of top grades awarded (grades 5-9) rose sharply, by 10 per cent, to 51 per cent.

     

    Richard Spencer, Principal of Ely College, commented: “I’d like to congratulate all of our students and their families on these excellent results. Improving on last year’s results seemed a tall order twelve months ago, but I’m delighted with how the students and staff have risen to that challenge.

    “The excellent results today reflect a great deal of hard work from our students and my wonderful staff.

    “Ely College is once again a school of which the community can be proud, and 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, and am excited to be welcoming many of them back to our own Bishop Laney Sixth Form.”

     

    Exceptional individual outcomes:

     

    Abigail Brown – seven at grade 9, one at 8, two at 7

    Gemma Brown – eight at grade 9, two at grade 7

    Harriet Cree – six at grade 9, three at 8, one at 7

    Ellen Olley – seven at grade 9, one at 8, one at 7, one at 6

    Oscar Wolfe – six at grade 9, two at 7, one at 5

    Sam Cavill – five at grade 9, three at 8, two at 7

    Hannah Croucher – five at grade 9, three at 8, one at 7

    Suzumi Yokohama – six at grade 9, one at 7, two at 6, one at 5

    Harry Whittaker – four at grade 9, one at 8, four at 7, one at 6

    Beth Laws – one at grade 9, five at 8, three at 7

    Max Johns – one at grade 9, three at 8, five at 7, one at 6

    Last week, Bishop Laney Sixth Form, a new collaboration between Ely College and Soham Village College, celebrated an excellent set of post-16 results, with a 100 per cent pass rate in its vocational courses. The average grade awarded was a distinction. From this September, students will once again be able to study A Levels at Bishop Laney Sixth Form.

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  • Bishop Laney Sixth Form Celebrates Impressive Results

    Published 16/08/18

    Students and staff at Bishop Laney Sixth Form are celebrating today, following another excellent set of results and a 100 per cent pass rate for its vocational courses.

    Bishop Laney Sixth Form opened its doors in 2017 as a new collaboration between Ely College and Soham Village College to provide excellent post-16 education for students across East Cambridgeshire.

    Currently the Sixth Form offers predominantly vocational and technical study programmes and therefore has no A Level results to report today. However, from this September, Bishop Laney Sixth Form will also be offering a suite of A Levels, alongside its successful suite of professional and vocational qualifications.

    The Sixth Form achieved a 100 per cent pass rate for its vocational courses, with 56 per cent of results awarded at Distinction or Distinction* level and 93 per cent awarded at either Merit or Distinction level.

    Principal of Ely College, Richard Spencer, said: “We are delighted with these results, which reflect a great deal of hard work from students and staff. We’d like to congratulate all of the students on their achievements. We are also very pleased that so many of our students have secured excellent university, employment or further training opportunities and we wish them all well for the future.

    “These results demonstrate that Bishop Laney Sixth Form is already delivering excellent outcomes for students locally, and we are looking forward to expanding the curriculum to include some A Levels this year. Students in East Cambridgeshire deserve to be able to access excellent sixth form provision without the cost and stress of a long journey. We are delighted that Bishop Laney Sixth Form is successfully delivering that opportunity.”

    A number of students achieved particularly high results including Holly Cole and Ewan Evans, who achieved Distinction* grades in Media, with Louisa Bennett and Brandon Ransome also attaining the top grade in their achievements; Louisa in Business and Brandon in Sports Science.

    Within the Media department, all the grades achieved were at either distinction or distinction* levels, with Sports Science also performing noticeably well; 80% of the grades achieved were at the top two levels.

    Our Business & Finance students also performed well, with all of our Level 3 Accounting students, completing the AAT Advanced Diploma at Merit level. The Personal Finance course, which is a core part of the Bishop Laney offer for Level 3 students, also added to the high achievers group, with over 20% students achieving an A grade.

     

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