This morning, our attention turned to our Year 11 students, many of whom were in school to receive their exam results. We are delighted with their performance, emulating those achieved by our Year 13 students last week and in light of the similar pandemic disruption they have faced.
Once more, our students have shown remarkable resilience, commitment and perseverance which is reflected in the grades they have achieved.
Ms Emily Barns, Headteacher, said: “We are immensely proud of this cohort and their positive approach to learning, their care for one another and their preparedness to adapt, embrace challenge and ready themselves for a world of opportunity.”
She continued: “With the national policy decision to return marking to pre-pandemic levels - and overall results across the country lower - our Year 11 performance is all the more impressive. We thank families, and of course our staff for the hard work, dedication and diligence in supporting this year group. We now look forward to welcoming students to Coombe Sixth Form.”
The school is especially proud of the progress that our students have made this year. We look forward to continuing this focus, using our skills and expertise, to support our incoming Year 11s and 10s through their examination journey.
August 24th 2023
We are delighted with the results received by our Year 11 students this morning, emulating those achieved by our sixth form students last week.
It is excellent that the resilience, commitment and perseverance shown by this group of young people is reflected in the grades they received this morning, exceeding grades achieved in the last set of externally marked exams. Our provisional progress score suggests that on average students achieved more than three-quarters of a grade higher than their peers nationally, showing the great progress students have made with us in the last five years. This set of results are all the more impressive coming after two and a half years of disrupted learning and are testament to the hard work of staff and students and the support of parents and carers.
We are incredibly proud of our Year 11 students for their approach to learning, their care for each other and their willingness to embrace a world of opportunity.
I am so pleased that their hard work has resulted in excellent grades for students, enabling so many of them to join us in our fantastic sixth form. I thank the dedicated and skilled staff at the school for their commitment to and encouragement of all our students, as well as parents and carers for their continued support for the school.
Emily Barns, Headteacher
Congratulations to all our GCSE students on their results!
Following on from our Sixth Form successes, today Coombe students celebrated their GCSE and BTEC results.
Faced with a turbulent year, students’ perseverance, dedication and resilience to their studies shone through. We congratulate each and every one of our students for their hard work and degree of commitment they have shown.
They should all be very proud of their achievements as they venture onto the next step in their education at Coombe Sixth Form. Coombe Sixth Form opened its doors for enrolment and welcomed a record number of students to take their place on the A-Level and BTEC courses on offer. We look forward to supporting our new Sixth Formers as they embark upon the next exciting stage in their educational pathway.
Emily Barns, Headteacher comments ‘Once again we are so proud of our students’ outstanding achievements, recognised in their exam results today. It has been a privilege to witness such a fantastic cohort display a boundless energy for learning and a pioneering approach to their studies. Every student should be extremely proud of their remarkable achievements supported by our unrivalled pastoral care.
The pressure this year on young people has been enormous but our students have shown bravery in their choices, commitment to their studies and resilience to challenges they face.
I look forward to welcoming students back to the Sixth Form in September but for now wish all our students a wonderful summer break.’
Congratulations to all our GCSE students on their results!
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 them all here in person at the Clarence Avenue site today (albeit a slightly different look to the setting in terms of the self-distancing guidelines) enrolling into the Sixth Form as our new Year 12 cohort and embarking on their final two years at Coombe maintaining the strong tradition of progression.
The atmosphere has been one of positivity and delight as they see each other and their teachers again after a break of 5 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. We look forward to sharing our new Year 12 cohort’s post 16 journey with them over the next two years.
Head teacher, Emily Barns commented “I am delighted to see the hard work and commitment of students reflected in the grades they have received today. Our Year 11 students have coped admirably with lockdown and we look forward to seeing them excel in our Sixth Form.”
Look out for our tweets over the coming weeks showcasing a selection of our students and their choices for the next stage of their journey at Coombe.
Our examination results were again exceptional and have broken all records!
An incredible 40%+ of all GCSE entries at Coombe Girls’ School have been graded 7-9 (equivalent to A**-A grades). These outcomes once again firmly cement Coombe Girls’ position in the top 5% of state schools nationally.
Coombe Girls’ School has maintained its exceptionally high standards of achievement and continues to follow an upward trajectory of success due to its balanced and academic curriculum, which has been firmly maintained, despite significant exam board changes.
Almost 60% of Coombe students achieved the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), a high threshold performance measurement set out by the government, which is double that of the national average.
Reflecting the trends of our results at A Level, Coombe Girls’ students have displayed resilience and commitment and have performed highly across all subject areas. Each student continues to achieve significantly above average progress from their secondary school starting points giving high levels of value added to every student.
Among a whole host of high achievers, notable commendation goes to Lola Rose Bell who has achieved a fantastic result of 10 grade 9s, 1 grade 8 and 1 grade A; Miranda Gallacher gained an outstanding 10 grade 9s, 1 grade 8 and 1 grade B; Kate Ridley gained 9 grade 9s and 2 grade 8s; Hannah Santhakumar achieved 8 grade 9s, 1 grade 8 and a Distinction*; Geemini Hewamana gained 8 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s and a Distinction; Sophie Enterkin achieved 7 grade 9s and 4 grade 8s; Joana Kirilova achieved 7 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, an A and a grade 7.
Andy Platt, Head teacher comments ‘Once again we are so proud of our students’ outstanding achievements, recognised in the examination results today. It has been a privilege to witness such a fantastic cohort display a boundless energy for learning and a pioneering approach to their studies. Every student should be extremely proud of their remarkable achievements supported by our unrivalled pastoral care. The pressure on young people seems to rise from year to year but our students have shown bravery in their choices, commitment to their studies and resilience to challenges they face. I look forward to welcoming students back to the Sixth Form in September but for now wish all our students a wonderful summer break.’
The 2019 Year 13 students have continued the Sixth Form’s fantastic academic tradition despite the challenge of the new specifications and more challenging standards. We are 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.
Lucy Turner who achieved A*A*A will be studying Economics at Peterhouse College, Cambridge.
Head Girl, Ciara Downey A*A*BB will be continuing her Geography studies at Nottingham University.
Aaron Thomas, A*A*A, will be heading to Imperial to study Theoretical Physics.
Angelika Ghazaryan A*AA will read Business Management at Queen Mary’s.
Hunter Greenfield achieved A*A*A* grades and will be attending UCL to study
Isabelle Murray-Ayris achieved A*AA is going to Warwick to study International Relations and Politics
Harry Youel A*AAA will be reading Theoretical Physics at UCL
Sarah Poli A*A*AA will be continuing her passion for science by studying Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College.
Tom Manuel A*AA is going to Bristol to read Biochemistry
Srishti Das A*AAB will be reading Mechanical Engineering at Leeds
Edward Smith AAAAB will continuing his dream by studying History at Warwick.
Emily Paton AAA will also be 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 will attending the University of Creative Arts.
Each year, Coombe Sixth Formers achieve consistently outstanding results across all subjects and we couldn’t be more proud of them.
Director of Coombe Sixth Form, Ms Emily Barns, commented,
"I would like to congratulate everyone on their results. I am immensely proud to see such fantastic grades achieved by the Sixth Form once again. It is marvellous that the hard work and commitment of students have been rewarded with such exceptional outcomes across all subjects at Coombe.
It is 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.
All students have worked tremendously hard and I wish them the very best of luck in their future endeavours. A huge thank you must also go to all staff at Coombe Sixth Form who work tirelessly to ensure every student reaches his or her potential. Very well done to all!"
|Key Stage 4 Attainment||2019||2018||2017|
|% of all grades awarded numerical grade 9||9||8||7|
|% of all grades awarded numerical grade 9-8 (incl.A*)||21||18||13|
|% of all grades awarded numerical grade 9-7 (incl.A*)||40||33||32|
|% Awarded EBacc||57||56||47|
|% Maths (4+)||84||-||-|