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Coombes Girls School

Results & Ofsted

Results Summary

Our 2019 examination results were again exceptional and have broken all records! 

GCSE

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.’

Coombe Sixth Form

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. 

Notable successes include;

 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
Psychology.

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!"

 

Year 11 attainment at gcse 

Key Stage 4 Attainment             

 

2019 2018 2017 2016

 

 

 

% of students achieving 5 or more *A-C inc. Eng & Ma

78 80 82   88

 

 

 

% of students achieving Eng. & Math.

(9-4)

82 84 87   89

  

 

 

% of students achieving Eng. & Math.

(9-5)

66 - - -      

% of students achieving numerical grade 9

9 8 7 -

 

  

 

% of students achieving numerical grade 9-8 inc. A*

21 18 13 -

 

 

 

% of students achieving numerical grade 9-7 inc. A*-A

40 33 32 -

  

  

 

Progress 8 0.56 0.72 0.67 0.50      
Attainment 8 57.53 56.5 56.3 61.1      
% Entered EBacc 71 - - -      
% Achieving EBacc 57 56 47 47      
% English (4+) 90 - - -      
% English (5+) 81 - - -      
% Maths (4+) 84 - - -      
% Maths (5+) 69 - - -      

These figures are currently up-to-date however they are subject to change until national results are published in January 2020

Year 13 Attainment at a level

Year 13 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Number of students 137 127 136 128 140
Value added tbc 3.3 3.4 0.3 -
Number of entries 454 369 503 372 429
A* % 6 7 18 7 3.5
A*-A % 22 23 36 19 15
A*-B % 51 52 60 42 42
A*-C % 75 80 79 74 72
A*-E% 98 97 99 99 99

Take a look at our sixth Form results

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