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Charnwood College

Charnwood College broadens the horizons of all students through high academic standards and unrivalled enrichment opportunities. Developing respectful, confident, articulate and motivated students.

Charnwood College celebrates strong performance in GCSE results

Year 11 students at Loughborough’s Charnwood College, part of the David Ross Education Trust, are celebrating passing their GCSEs with flying colours today after achieving an impressive set of results.

Alastair O’Connor, Principal at Charnwood College said:

“I am delighted with the achievements of the students, with a record breaking number of grade 9s across many subjects. We have seen a huge uptake in students wanting to study with us in the Sixth Form and we are looking forward to welcoming many back next week.”

In Biology, Business, and Performing Arts students also did particularly well, with over 80% achieving grade 4 and above.

2018 saw the introduction of the new exams in virtually all GCSE subjects. Under the new grading system, 9 – 1 replaces the old A* – G, with a grade 7 equating to an A and a 4 reading across to a C.

Overall, Charnwood College has seen an improvement on last year’s results, with students’ hard work having paid off with many have secured a place at their preferred sixth form or college. Some students will be going straight into the world of work as part of a traineeship or apprenticeship, with some star performances from a number of students. Minha Chowdhury was one of our top performers and achieved five grades 9, four grades 8 She will be studying Maths, Biology, and Chemistry in the Sixth Form. She commented: “I am so happy with Charnwood College.  They gave me every opportunity to achieve these grades.”

There was also great news for Caitlin Atkins who secured two grades 9, one grade 8, and two grades 7. She will be going on to study English, Biology and History. Caitlin said: “I am overjoyed with my results and cannot wait to extend my learning journey at Charnwood College.” Shriya Shingala who achieved two grades 9, three grades 8, and one grade 7.  Shriya will be studying Chemistry, Economics, and Maths in the Sixth Form. Shriya said: “I am so happy with my results and everything Charnwood has offered me in terms of support. I am looking forward to starting my A Levels here in a few weeks.”

Oliver Halford was overjoyed with his results of four grades 8 and three grades 7 and is thrilled that he can study History, Performing Arts and Design.  He commented: “I am very happy with my results.  It means I can go and do what I want next year.”

James Falle was jumping for joy after finding out he had got grade 6 in English Literature, grade 5 in English Language, and grade 4 in Maths. He will now be going to do an apprenticeship in plumbing at William Davis.  James said: “I am loving life and so happy with my English and Maths results.  I cannot wait to start my apprenticeship at William Davis.”

As part of the David Ross Trust Education, Charnwood College is committed to delivering academic excellence. Students also benefit from the Trust’s pioneering enrichment programme, which provides an incredible range of inspirational learning experiences in sport, arts and music. Through an array of exciting opportunities, students are encouraged to develop their passions and discover their talents.

Rowena Hackwood, Chief Executive Officer at the David Ross Education Trust said:

“We are hugely proud of Charnwood College’s results. Our schools create rich and exciting learning environments that inspire students to become their confident, academic best. We are committed to giving every child a world class education which helps broaden their horizons, and that ambition is clearly become a reality at Charnwood College.”