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Performance & Exams

At key stage 4, students are offered a curriculum of robust qualifications in which they achieve well. The curriculum is predominately GCSE and students are fully supported through the options process in selecting courses that are appropriate to their future aspirations.

A small number of non-GCSE qualifications are available to students and a small number of work-based off-site learning is available for some students to take alongside their GCSEs.

In 2016 the outcomes for Students at The Community College continued to improve so that we perform well above the national and the county average for almost all indicators

  • Over 69% of students achieved five or more passes at GCSE grades A*-C including English and mathematics this was much stronger than the national figure of 56.8%
  • 45% of all students went on to achieve an A or A* and much higher than the national outcomes
  • 74% of students gained a C grade or better in English and mathematics this is against a national figure of 59% and a Shropshire figure of 62.5%.
  • The attainment 8 score was 5.2 (the average grade across 8 subjects). Nationally this was 4.8 and within Shropshire 5.0
  • 35% of students achieved the E baccalaureate (that is pupils achieved at least a C grade in English, maths, two sciences a language and a humanity). It remains one of    the best in the county which has an average of 24% (nationally it is 23%)

Across the board all our indicators show an improvement on the results for 2015 and are above the national outcomes.

We are particularly proud of the progress students make at the Community College across the full range of subjects. When the students’ progress from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 is measured using “expected progress” In English 87% of students made expected progress and in mathematics 80% made expected progress both very much above the national figures of 60% and 75% respectively. In 2016 we offered a broad and balanced curriculum for all our students and included some specific pathways such as functional skills English rather than GCSE. This has impacted on our progress 8 figure so it is currently -0.12 (Confidence interval of -0.3 to +0.26)

At The Community College the curriculum is constantly under review to ensure that it meets the needs of the students and this is reflected in the changing nature of the curriculum in place at key stage 4. Students leave the school well prepared for the next stage in their lives.

The links below will take you to the data published by the government. This data is available for all schools. If you have any queries or questions about what you see, then please make an appointment to come and see us.


The Year 11 students who finished at The Community College went on from us to the following destinations

  • 93% went on to study at post 16 colleges

  • 4% went into Apprenticeships

  • 3% went into employment





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Exam Policy

Students are offered tea and toast before their examinations to ensure they are ready for the challenge! 

Please contact Shona Glover, Examinations Officer on 01588 638257, regarding any issues concerning examinations.

Please contact the College as soon as possible if your child is going to be late for their exam, so that arrangements can be made.

Revision packs are available to purchase from the School Shop, including revision guides for all your child's different subjects.


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