Ellesmere College Celebrates GCSE Results Day

Ellesmere College students are celebrating their GCSE results after a second challenging year for students through the whole country. In a very pleasing conclusion to the year, Ellesmere College saw 56% of grades in the top 9-7 range (A*/A) - well above the national average of 28.9% - and a 95% pass rate overall. The results this year – as with the A Levels and BTEC - are testament to how well our students and teaching staff have coped and adapted to increased levels of uncertainty, new methods of teaching, remote learning and self-management of their learning and teaching schedules.

There were some particularly notable performances in achieving multiple level 9's (equivalent to A*) and many more with a number of level 9-7 (A*/A) in their results tally and these included:

  • Aditi Chezhian (Chirk ) ten level 9's (A*)
  • Alex Norris (Ellesmere) nine level 9's (A*)
  • Carmen Kilgannon (Ellesmere) eight level 9's and two level 8's
  • Huw Lloyd (Overton-on-Dee ) eight level 9's and two level 8's
  • Tessa O'Brien (Llangollen) eight level 9's and one level 8

Students who came into College to collect their results were 'delighted' and 'excited' with their results and are looking forward to returning to 'normal' in September. Many of the students are now looking forward to returning back to the College in September to continue their academic journey into Sixth Form and study their choice of A Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) or BTEC courses for the next two years.

Mr Wignall, Headmaster said "It is a pleasure to see how well pupils have achieved. They are commended for their positive approach to our online lessons when the country went into lockdown.  We continued teaching our full timetable using Microsoft Teams for remote learning and it was a pleasure to have them back in school for the summer term, it was impressive to see how well they adjusted to the process for final assessments. Once the year 11 work had been completed most students opted to participate in our introductory 6th form lessons. They are now very well prepared to embark on their Sixth Form programme with us and we look forward to seeing them in September."

For more about entry into our Sixth Form please visit: Ellesmere College Sixth Form Choices

For more about our next Open Day please visit: Ellesmere College Open Day October 2021

Main Image (L-R):  Alex Norris, Anna Maughan, Huw Lloyd, William Harper

Below (L-R): Lili Harvey Hemming, Carmen Kilgannon


12th August 2021  Back to News