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Coombes Boys School

Results

FABULOUS GCSE and Post 16 Results!

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.

Key Stage 3 Attainment

2019

% of students achieving better than expected progress in English

95

% of students achieving better than expected progress in Mathematics

95

% of students achieving better than expected progress in Science

94

 

GCSE Year 11 Attainment 

2019

% of students achieving 9-4 in Eng & Ma

72

% of students achieving 5 or more 9-1

97

% of students achieving 5 or more 9-4  (inc. Eng & Ma)

68

% of students achieving 1 or more A*-G 9-1

100

% of students achieving 2 9-4 grades in Science

72

 
 

Year 13 Sixth Form Results

Coombe Sixth Form was delighted to report another exceptional year of examination success at both A level & Level 3 vocational BTEC despite the proportion of top grades nationally being the lowest for more than a decade..

The 2019 Year 13 students continued the Sixth Form’s fantastic academic tradition despite the challenge of the new specifications and more challenging standards.  We were proud of all our students for achieving these excellent grades. Coombe alumni stride into their next adventure in the world of opportunity. 

The dedication of the staff, students and their families has resulted in the highest ever proportion of A*- B grades with a third of all entries graded A* or A overall, the best in the school’s history, with an array of Coombe graduates achieving the highest grades in each of their subjects.

Notable successes in 2019 include;

Lucy Turner who achieved A*A*A is studying Economics at Peterhouse College, Cambridge.

Head Girl, Ciara Downey A*A*BB is continuing her Geography studies at Nottingham University.

Aaron Thomas, A*A*A, headed to Imperial to study Theoretical Physics.

Angelika Ghazaryan A*AA is reading Business Management at Queen Mary’s.

Hunter Greenfield achieved A*A*A* grades and will be attending UCL to study Psychology.

Isabelle Murray-Ayris achieved A*AA has gone to Warwick to study International Relations and Politics.

Harry Youel A*AAA is reading Theoretical Physics at UCL.

Sarah Poli A*A*AA is continuing her passion for science by studying Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College.

Tom Manuel A*AA has gone to Bristol to read Biochemistry.

Srishti Das A*AAB is reading Mechanical Engineering at Leeds.

Edward Smith AAAAB is continuing his dream by studying History at Warwick.

Emily Paton AAA is also attending Warwick to read History.

Ellen Hopkins AAAB will be attending Bristol University to study Psychology.

Jordan Walcott and Hannah Barnes both achieved double Distinction * in Media and are attending the University of Creative Arts.

It was particularly pleasing that, despite the many media reports concerning a reduction in the top grades, we have maintained our best ever A* - B pass rate ensuring students guarantee their dream university placements. In addition the stretch and challenge of the Extended Project Qualification has been highly effective with students once again achieving outstanding results in this demanding qualification.

Once again, our Level 3 vocational BTEC students have maintained the exceptional Coombe attainment record in these reformed, challenging qualifications with over 80% achieving the highest grades of Distinction */ Distinction.

 

 Year 13 Attainment

2019

No. of Entries

407

% achieving A*

6

% achieving A* - A

22

% achieving A*-B

50

% achieving A-C

75

% achieving A-E

98

 

 BTEC Level 3 Results

2019

% achieving 3 Distinction */Distinction (A/B grades)

75

% achieving 3 Distinction*/Merit (A/C grades)

80

% achieving 3 Merit/Pass (C/E grades)

100

 

"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