At Comberton Sixth Form the 2017 results have broken all previous records with 40% achieving A*-A grades, 71% gaining A*-B, 89% gaining A*-C and all students coming away with A*-E grades.
The Sixth Form at St Peter’s School, Huntingdon, also posted some impressive results with 46% gaining A*-B – and improvement on 2016 – with the A*-A pass rate at 28%.
They were particularly delighted with their results, particular in English Language (50 % A*-B), Mathematics (54% A*-B), Physics (66% A*-B), History (54% A*-B), Information Technology (96% A*-B), Physical Education (80% A*-B) and Performing Arts (100% A*-B).
Vocational qualifications at St Peter’s also continued last year’s record-breaking trend with 93% achieving the highest grade of Distinction*.
Christopher Bennet, the head of St Peter’s, which achieved its first ‘Good’ Ofsted grading earlier in the year, said: “I am proud of our students’ achievements who, supported by their parents and guided by our staff, have achieved the highest possible grade across a broad range of subjects.
“Students have continued to demonstrate both their academic and personal development through attaining the grades necessary to secure places at prestigious universities such as Durham, Birmingham, Loughborough, York and Nottingham.
“The success of students demonstrates the improvements being made at St Peter’s which are supporting our students to attain higher qualifications, giving them greater opportunities for the rest of their lives.”
Peter Law, the Head of School at Comberton Village College, said: “The results students have achieved broke all previous records at the college, with incredibly strong grades that will compare highly favourably to the best achieving colleges nationally.
“It has been a year of plenty of challenges as post-16 courses are all going through a reform process. Staff at CSF have, therefore, worked incredibly hard to produce outstanding teaching, and combining this with high expectations, support and really strong work from the students has led to these results of which they will rightly be proud.”
Stephen Munday, Chief Executive of the Trust, said: “The Cam Academy Trust is delighted that its Sixth Form students have achieved so well this summer. Staff at both schools have worked really hard and with great skill to support students in their studies and enable them to proceed to the next stages in their lives, including very many to universities, often including the most selective universities in the country. Many congratulations to all of our students.”