Examination results - 2015

GCSE 2015

Year 11 pupils at Colfe’s have again done well at GCSE in 2015.  The school gained its best ever results in Further Mathematics, where 21 out of 24 entries were graded A or A*, and results in Latin were once again outstanding, with all candidates gaining at least an A grade.

Typically, Colfe's pupils would gain around 55% of grades A-A*.  This year the figure was just over 51%.  Headmaster Richard Russell voiced reservations about the quality and consistency of grading, which he believed had caused grades in some subjects to fall unrealistically.

“This group of pupils performed more strongly in the January mocks than any previous year,” he said, “but I have been questioning why grade boundaries appear to have shifted dramatically, compared to previous years.  We have been surprised by a drop in the number of A and A* grades, notably English and English Literature. The latter was amongst our very strongest performing subjects at A and AS level this year.

“Colfe’s and other independent schools have already begun the work of holding the exam boards to account.” 

Click here for the full GCSE results by subject.

A level 2015

A-level results at Colfe’s hit a historic high this year.  Colfe’s bucked the national trend (where top grades declined): 16% of all entries at the school were graded A* and 83% were A*-B.

Every student passed in every subject and well over half of them gained ABB or better.

English, Mathematics, Geography, History and Modern Languages were this year’s top-performing subjects.

Individual success stories included four pupils who won coveted Oxbridge places.   Demi Cole will be reading Philosophy at Cambridge.  Marcus Brockman, this year’s School Captain, and Kal Sevenzo will be reading Classics and History respectively at Oxford and Chantal du Rocher will read Modern Languages at Cambridge.

Colfe’s success rate with other Russell Group universities was on a par with recent years.  Most importantly, more than 80% of pupils won places at their first-choice universities.

Click here for the full A-level results by subject.