Katrina Amabile
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The College’s first ever GCSE results since opening sees students secure a strong set of grades as they prepare to move onto successful futures

Students at Trumpington Community College are celebrating today as GCSE qualifications are awarded nationally and they are now preparing to take their next steps as young adults.

This year, 72% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and Maths, with over half of them (51%) achieving grade 5 or above in the two subjects. At the higher levels, a fifth (21%) of all students achieved a grade 7 or above in English and Maths.

Our students achieved some amazing results this year. 69% of our students achieved 5 GCSEs at grades 4 to 9 including English and Maths. 50% of our students achieved 5 GCSEs at grades 5 to 9 including English and Maths. 26% of our students achieved 5 GCSEs at grades 7 to 9.

With their hard work rewarded with some very strong GCSE results – the College’s first ever – students have been reflecting on the best parts of their school experience at Trumpington. The vast majority will now be heading off to Sixth Forms and Colleges across Cambridge, including Hills Road, Long Road and Cambridge Regional College.

Among those students celebrating particular successes this morning are:

  • Noam Frechter, who was awarded ten grade 9s, and a grade 8;
  • Millie Hilken, who was awarded eight grade 9s, and two grade 8s;
  • Katy Hinshelwood, who was awarded eight grade 9s, one grade 8 and one grade 7;
  • Annabelle Royle, who was awarded eight grade 9s, one grade 8, one grade 7, and one grade 6;
  • Cat Rocha, who was awarded six grade 9s, and five grade 8s;
  • Noor Mabrouk, who was awarded five grade 9s, five grade 8s, one grade 7 and a Distinction;
  • Phoenix Ionides, who was awarded five grade 9s, three grade 8s and two grade 7s;
  • Theo Livingstone, who was awarded three grade 9s, one grade 8, five grade 7s, and one grade 6;
  • Sebastien Lee, who was awarded two grade 9s, four grade 8s, two grade 7s, and two grade 6s.

Commenting on the day, Matt Oughton, Principal at Trumpington Community College, said:

“We are incredibly proud of what our students have achieved throughout their time with us and these GCSE results are a fitting reward for all their hard work and determination, particularly through the challenges of the pandemic.

“Whilst exam grades are not the only marker of success, GCSEs are an important milestone for our students and give them the opportunity to show off everything they have learned during their secondary education. For our first year of GCSE results, it is therefore fantastic to see not only a very strong set of collective outcomes but some impressive individual achievements, with a raft of top grades.

“I would like to congratulate our Year 11s, on behalf of all our staff, and wish them the very best as they take their next steps into Sixth Form and beyond. Of course, today’s achievements would not have been possible without the efforts of staff and families and we are grateful for everything they have done to support students.”

Year 11 Noam Freechter, who achieved ten grade 9s said:

“I am very pleased and a little surprised! I am off to Hills. I’ll be looking back with good memories. All the revision and hard work paid off.”

Another Year 11, Dovydas Burzdzius, who was described by his teachers as one of the hardest working students of the year group, said:

“I am very happy. Thank you to Trumpington staff for all your support.”

Student Somerled Johnston added:

“It was all worth it! Thank you to all of my amazing teachers at Trumpington Community College.”


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