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Strong GCSE Results for 2016

Students from KEVICC ended a long summer of waiting Thursday morning, arriving at the College from early on in the morning to collect their GCSE results.

Students from KEVICC ended a long summer of waiting Thursday morning, arriving at the College from early on in the morning to collect their GCSE results.

“There was a real buzz of expectation this morning amongst the students and staff, and it was fantastic to see so much relief and excitement when students see the result of all their hard work,” said College Principal, Alan Salt. “Seeing young people secure the results they need to progress their learning at 6th form, in further education, or through an apprenticeship is one of the great rewards of working here. All staff who have been with them every step of the way are so proud of their achievements”.

In another year where the national picture of GCSE results again looks turbulent, the College was especially pleased to see another strong performance, with more than a third of over 2000 GCSE entries being awarded at grades A*-B.

Early indications for the new “Progress 8” performance measure introduced by the government for all secondary schools this year are also really encouraging, with KEVICC students consistently making better than expected progress across a range of 8 subjects.

“The new Progress 8 measure is one really welcomed by the College,” Alan Salt added. “It challenges us to make sure our students do better than their expectations regardless of their academic starting points. For many of our students this means hitting A*, A, and B grades rather than Cs, or simply exceeding the grade their performance at primary school predicts, and that is what, as a truly comprehensive college, we continually strive for.”