GCSE Day – August 2020

Continuing unprecedented and challenging times – more extraordinary and inspirational students

On behalf of the whole School community, Stephen Lawlor, Headteacher at CCHS said:  “I would like to congratulate all of our Year 11 students on their hard work and achievements during their GCSE studies.

Alongside Year 13 students, our GCSE students should be recognised and applauded for how well they have managed during the unprecedented circumstances that unfolded across the country since March.”

Year 11 students, up and down the country, were not allowed to take their GCSE summer examinations because of a Government decision relating to Covid-19. Instead, results were meant to be awarded based on centre assessed grades from schools, past school performances and a moderation/standardisation process by examination boards, established and overseen by the examinations regulator, Ofqual.

This policy and the process were changed, on the cusp of results publication, by the Secretary of State for Education and Ofqual. Our Year 11 students, like students in Year 13, have been role models of dignity and fortitude – what extraordinary and inspirational young people they are, with all that they have had to cope with.

Stephen Lawlor, Headteacher, said: “We are very proud of all of our Year 11 students. Their peers, teachers and parents have provided inspiration, encouragement and support to them throughout their GCSE studies.

With the complexities and changes to the GCSE results award system this year, we are now looking forward to working with our students as they progress to Year 12 and begin their A level studies. This will offer our students the opportunity to take control of their studies and start shaping the next exciting part of their education journeys with their personalised programmes of study.”