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Coombes Girls School

Coombe Girls basks in glorious grades at GCSE

Coombe Girls’ School were delighted to record the greatest ever results in their GCSE exam history this year with 88% of Year 11 students achieving 5 A*- C grades including English and mathematics confirming the on-going success of the Coombe Secondary Schools Academy Trust.


Following on from record breaking A Level results last week, Year 11 students are celebrating outstanding academic performances with large numbers achieving top A* and A grades.

GCSE top achievers include Isabella Busa who led the way with a particularly impressive 10 A*s, 1 A  and an A* in Latin short course. Other notable successes included Eleanor Tsoar with 10 A*s, Nuala Pennycook with 9A*s and 1A and Farida Ben Younis with 7A*s, 2As and A* in Latin short course.

Overall, Coombe’s Year 11 students have once again significantly exceeded the national average ‘Pass’ rate at GCSE Level including in English & maths where 94% of all pupils achieved the A*-C threshold.  

Deborah Walls, Headteacher, commented:  The 2016 Year 11 cohort have been a pleasure to work with, they’ve thrown themselves into the life of the school over the last 5 years enthusiastically participating in all that Coombe has to offer and working exceptionally hard.  These outstanding results are truly well deserved and our congratulations go to each and every one of them, we will be very pleased to continue supporting their future success in the Coombe Sixth Form. 



Coombe Sixth Form enrolment takes place over the next two days with high numbers of students expected to register for over 30 courses. Staff will be on hand to support students during this time.