Ely College principal praises students and staff for “hard work and commitment” on GCSE results day

Ely College pupils celebrate their GCSE results. Ely College pupils celebrate their GCSE results.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
3:21 PM

The principal at Ely College has praised staff and students for their “hard work and commitment” while raising concerns about exam changes on the day GCSE results were released.

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Ely College pupils celebrate their GCSE results.Ely College pupils celebrate their GCSE results.

The college achieved a pass rate of 100 per cent, with all students achieving at least one GCSE graded A*-G.

One quarter of grades in all subjects were A* or A and 63 per cent of students achieved five or more GCSEs at A*-C.

Forty-seven per cent of students achieved five or more A*-C grades, including English and maths.

Catherine Jenkinson-Dix, principal at Ely College, said: “My staff and I would like to thank all students for their hard work and commitment during their time at Ely College. Many did extremely well and achieved a set of outstanding grades.

Ely College pupils celebrate their GCSE results.Ely College pupils celebrate their GCSE results.

“I’d particularly like to congratulate the 10 students who achieved eight or more A* and A grades, including Elizabeth Ferla for her 11 GCSEs, five of which were at A*, and another five at A; and Kieran Litschel, whose 10 GCSEs included 9 at A* or A. “However, we are hugely disappointed for some students at Ely College who have missed out on a C grade by just a few marks, especially in English and maths.

“Ofqual has been warning schools to expect a large variation in results at school level due to the radical changes in exam specifications that were rushed through this year, but these results fly in the face of all other indicators.

“We will be further analysing them to see whether we need to take any action we need to take as a school in the light of the emerging picture from across the region and the country.”

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