Students and Staff Celebrate Record GCSEs

STUDENTS and staff at the City of Ely Community College have been celebrating a record-breaking year this morning, following the release of the 2010 GCSE results. Overall 74 per cent of students achieved a pass rate with five or more A*-C. This has beaten the college’s previous best of 70 per cent in 2009.

The college also broke the record for students who achieved five or more A*-C including English and maths, achieving 50 per cent. This is a nine per cent improvement from last year and exceeding the previous best of 46 per cent in 2008.

Commenting on the results principal Catherine Jenkinson-Dix said: “This is a fantastic achievement for our students and is reward for their hard work over the past five years, as well as their families who have supported them during this time. These results demonstrate the continued improvement that the college has made over the past three years, along with the outstanding results achieved at A-Level, that the college celebrated last week. I would like to thank my staff for their dedication in helping to secure success for these young people.”