Ely College students celebrate ‘great set of GCSE results’ with 47 per cent achieving at least five A* to C grades compared to 36 per cent last year

GCSE results at Ely College, (l-r) Harry Cook, and Jack Emery,

GCSE results at Ely College, (l-r) Harry Cook, and Jack Emery, - Credit: Archant

Students at Ely College are celebrating a ‘great set of GCSE results’ thanks to a 30 per cent increase in the number achieving at least five A* to C grades compared to last year’s ‘disappointing’ numbers.

GCSE results at Ely College, (l-r) Freya Cheale, Rhiannon Barton, Rosa Kelly, Izzy Rees, Abi Haynes,

GCSE results at Ely College, (l-r) Freya Cheale, Rhiannon Barton, Rosa Kelly, Izzy Rees, Abi Haynes, and Paris O'Keeffe, - Credit: Archant

This year 47 per cent achieved at least five A*-C grades including English and Maths; this compares to 36 per cent achieving the same grades in 2015. The national average of 64.9 per cent.

Madeleine Rose achieved eight A*s and two As, Emily McCord gained three A*s and seven As and Rosa Kelly got two A*s and eight As.

Evelyn Forde, who stepped down as principal in June after 18 months in the role, said: “I am delighted that the strategies we put in place with a real focus on teaching and learning has led to this great set of results for Ely students.”

Chris Tweedale, CEO of CfBT Schools Trust, added: “Ely College has been part of CfBT during the 2015/16 academic year and we would like to congratulate Evelyn and her staff on the improvements made during the year.”

GCSE results at Ely College,

GCSE results at Ely College, - Credit: Archant

Twenty-one per cent of students also achieved the EBacc qualification.

On July 1, Ely College transferred to a new sponsor, Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT), who will take over the running of the college from September.