Dear Parents / Carers
You may be aware of the graphic video going around on TikToK which shows a suicide. It is very distressing.
TikTok have been taking it down but it keeps being reposted.
Please be aware of this and have a look at the attached guidance for parents in terms of keeping children safe whilst using TikTok: TikTok Parent Information
Mrs Karen Cornell
The Coleshill School is exceptionally proud of the achievements of its year 11 students, who received their GCSE results today, in a year like no other.
After five years of hard work, students have shown incredible resilience and determination to succeed. While the end of their time in the main school has been cut short, their results are testament to them and their excellent attitude to learning as a year group.
Ian Smith-Childs, headteacher of The Coleshill School, which is part of the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP), said: “I am exceptionally proud of these students and their results reflect the hard work and determination to succeed that has developed in them over the past five years. These results are the culmination of years of hard work. We wish all of our students the very best for the next stage in their learning journey.”
Today we are immensely proud of our Year 13 students, who have worked through one of the most challenging of times in education this country has ever seen. Today these students are picking up their A Level, Level 3 BTEC and Cambridge Technical qualifications. The closure of schools and the cancellation of the summer examination series has meant that, unlike other years, grades received by the students this year have been awarded through a calculation using teacher predictions (Centre Assessed Grades) and a moderation process used by Ofqual, who regulate examinations and standards. A full explanation of how grades have been awarded can be found in this helpful guide from Ofqual which was send out yesterday and is on our website.
Despite all the challenges of this year our students have shown extraordinary resilience and dedication to improve on last summer’s examination results. Whilst results remain provisional at this stage, with an appeals process and autumn resit series in place for students, we are pleased to see improvements across a number of key measures. Almost a third of students gained A*-B across all subjects, with 97% of students achieving A*-E. In our vocational subjects 71% of students got the top grades of a Distinction * or a Distinction with 96% gaining a Merit or above and a 100% pass rate.
Neil Warner, Director of Education (Secondary) for the ATLP, said “Whilst this year is truly unprecedented in our education system, one overriding feature remains. These results represent the culmination of great dedication, hard work and perseverance from our young people. Results are not just the end product of a two or three hour examination, they represent years of preparedness and we congratulate every single one of our students.
Ian Smith-Childs, Headteacher, said “We are incredibly proud to have seen these students work do hard and overcome all the challenges of this year. The 2020 cohort of Year 13 are a special group of students who we wish every success in their futures.’ The hard work of our students has enabled them to go onto their chosen destinations, with the majority of students attending their first choice universities or colleges, with a third of students attending Russell Group universities. A fifth of our students have secured high quality apprenticeships and some students have gone into employment.
These examination results reflect the full spectrum of qualifications and our students. We are very proud of all of our students and note some outstanding performers below:
Zac Burchell A* Mathematics A* Further Mathematics A Chemistry B Physics
Mitchell Thomas A* Mathematics A* Further Mathematics A Economics
Kate Jordan A English Language A History A Sociology
Daisy Rigby A Psychology A Sociology B English Literature
Eve Davis A English Literature A Geography C Biology
Luc Burns A* Mathematics B Economics B Psychology
To Year 13 parents/students
Following the government announcement regarding A Level results please be assured we are working through the process for Centre Assessed Grades to be released for all Post 16 students. These grades will be communicated tomorrow, when our data team is in school, through Go4Schools; an e mail with further information will be sent to student e mail addresses only tomorrow morning.
STUDENT GUIDE TO POST 16 QUALIFICATIONS FROM OFQUAL
We understand how unsettling the last few months may have been for you, since schools, colleges and other providers were closed to many and exams were
We have put in place special arrangements for this summer to make sure that the vast majority of students will receive calculated grades, so they can progress to further study or employment as expected. The grades you receive this year will carry the same value as any other year, so you can compete on a level playing field with students from previous and future years.
This guide from Ofqual should help you understand how results have been awarded this year and where to find more information.