Result Summary 2020


We are extremely proud of all our 2020 Year 11 students for their GCSE achievements which have been based on a positive, mature, conscientious and resilient approach to their GCSE studies over the last two years. It is so pleasing to confirm that their overall success continues the tradition of outstanding attainment and progress at GCSE and they are to be recognised and highly commended for this. Well done to you all!

It has been great to see so many of our boys enrolling into the Coombe Sixth Form today becoming our new Year 12 cohort as they begin their final two years with us at Coombe. The atmosphere has been one of positivity and delight as they see each other and their teachers again after a break of five months. It is fantastic to hear them chat excitedly about their grades and Level 3 subject choices from the wide range of 34 courses on offer spanning every area of the curriculum. It will be no time before they will be following in the footsteps of their Year 13 predecessors who are about to start on some exceptional university degree courses and apprenticeships.

Headteacher Mr Smith said “In what has been an unprecedented year for our 2020 cohort we are very proud of our boys’ hard work and resilience. It is also fantastic to see so many of our talented and highly-motivated boys in such a strong position to be successful in the next stage of their academic careers at the Coombe Sixth Form. I would like to take a moment to thank our staff, students and their families for their ongoing support and dedication during this time and look forward to sharing our new Year 12 cohort’s post 16 journey with them over the next two years.”

Result Summary 2019


Building on a consistently strong and steady upward trend in academic performance, Coombe Boys’ School students and and staff are once again celebrating a year of excellent GCSE results.

We are delighted to report that for the summer examinations in 2019 students coped admirably with the challenges presented by new courses at GCSE level and post 16 and recorded the highest ever attainment at both key stages. We are especially pleased with boys performance in Mathematics, Science, Design Technology and Music at both GCSE and A’ level.

At GCSE Level our Mathematics results continue to be exceptional with 35% of entries being graded 9-7 (A-A**). 30% of students who studied Music achieved a grade 9 and 60% achieved a grade 9-7. In Physics 42% of students achieved a 9-7 grade and 38% of students in Chemistry and Biology also achieved this measure. The progress that students made in all subjects was significantly above the national average for boys.

These excellent results reflect the school’s accreditation with the NACE award (National Association of Able Children in Education) and demonstrates the expertise that has been developed within the school to provide the appropriate level of challenge and support for these talented learners.

At GCSE the overall 5 A*-C including English and Maths percentage was up again. Progress 8 and Attainment 8 scores currently stand as +0.24 and 48.9. 83% of students achieved a 9-4 grade in Mathematics and 77% in English. The percentage of students achieving the English Baccalaureate rose by 5% this year.

S​​​​tudents achieved above national average results for boys in all subjects and most notably in Mathematics, Computer Science and English Literature. We are proud of the increase in the overall 5 GCSE’s (9-4) including English and Mathematics results. Most importantly for us the progress that students made from entry to when they left has improved significantly with groups of learners making above expected progress.

Our KS3 results continue to be strong and courses are proving to prepare students for their GCSE courses well. We look forward to even better achievements next year as the new courses become further embedded and enhanced in the future.

Year 13 Attainment 2019


No. of Entries


% achieving A*


% achieving A* - A


% achieving A*-B


% achieving A-C


% achieving A-E


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"As a school we are very proud of all our students many successes. It is wonderful to have this confirmation of the outstanding work undertaken by staff and students at the school. The trend set at Post 16 has been replicated in the GCSE results with students performing exceptionally well in STEM subjects with a dramatic increase in Science results this year across the board. It is fantastic to see so many of our talented and highly-motivated boys in such a strong position to be successful in the next stage of their academic careers at the Coombe Sixth Form and beyond. We recognise these results continue to lay a firm foundation for the school’s future.”

Mr David Smith, Headteacher of Coombe Boys’ School

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