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National Recognition for 2011 GCSE Success

 Collingwood achieves top grades in its 2011 GCSEs.

Collingwood College has received national recognition for the proportion of top grades achieved by its students in the GCSE examinations in 2011.

Collingwood qualified as one of the top 10% of non-selective schools in England where at least 19% of students gained 5A*-A grades including English and Maths in 2011.

Every school in the country has been ranked according to how well they performed in their GCSE results in 2011 in new rankings released by SSAT - the representative body for schools.

The new rankings, calculated by SSAT using official data, raise the bar for schools by only counting the school's performance at the highest GCSE grades - A* and A - reflecting schools' desire to achieve the very best results for their students.

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said:

"Collingwood College should be congratulated for their stunning achievement in securing some of the best GCSE results in the country.

Collingwood College has proved itself to be one of the best schools in the country at securing superb GCSE outcomes for their students. There is plenty that other schools could learn from Collingwood College's success.

These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at Collingwood College and a vindication of their belief in high expectations, good teaching and ambition for every young person.

Successful schools like Collingwood College understand the value of data, such as these attainment measures, in helping to ensure all young people perform to the very best of their ability. The attainment measures show how schools are focussed on their performance and the outcomes of all their students."

“We are absolutely delighted to receive this commendation from a nationally recognised body such as the SSAT.  The 5A*/A with English and Maths benchmark is a relatively new indicator and, not having had the opportunity to compare our performance with that of other schools, the news came as a very pleasant surprise.  Having said this, one of our key objectives as a high-performing school is to ensure that our most able students achieve high standards.  This award is very pleasing confirmation that we are achieving that objective and Collingwood staff and students have every right to feel proud of their success.”

Mr Oddie - Principal 

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