And it is not just modern foreign languages where Cundall pupils excel – the Science department was in an equally celebratory mood as all students taking individual GCSEs in Chemistry, Biology and Physics achieved A* – B grades in each discipline.
Cundall Manor is delighted to see 86% of all its Year 11 students achieve A*- C in at least 5 GCSE subjects, a significant achievement for a non-selective independent school.
Joint Acting Head John Sample said:
We are delighted with the calibre of results published today. We are very proud of our non-selective status, and of the work we do to help each and every pupil reach, if not exceed, their own personal goals. In terms of value added, measuring the actual performance of pupils against statistically predicted outcomes, these results represent a gain of 0.5 of a grade per pupil per subject. This figure itself reflects the hard work and application of our pupils and the wonderful teaching skills and commitment of our staff.
Amongst the students celebrating at Cundall today was Edward Kettleborough, 15, of Bagby, who achieved a phenomenal11 A*s and As. Edward, whose ambition is to become a museum curator, can now look forward to studying Latin, English, History and History of Art at A level.
All Cundall Manor’s pupils have achieved the grades they require for their chosen higher education paths, which range from Ripon Grammar to Bishop Burton College, St Peter’s, York to Shrewsbury School.