As a non-selective school, we pride ourselves on the progress made by each pupil on their own individual learning journey.
We set the bar high for every pupil at Colchester High School, giving each of them the individual attention they need to stay motivated, work hard and achieve their full potential. The results they go on to achieve are a source of pride to us all.
Read on for our latest academic results from Reception all the way through to GCSEs.
We achieved exceptional results at GCSE – Our 2020 highlights include:
97% of all grades were at the new Grade 4+ compared to a national average of 79%
89% of all grades were a “strong pass” at Grade 5+ compared to a national average of 79%
44% of grades were 7 or above
Our GCSE Attainment 8 score for 2019 was 58.8
GCSE Results By Subject 2019-20
|Art||Biology||Chemistry||Computer Science||English Language||English Literature||French||Geography||German|
|% 4+ Good Pass||100||100||100||89||98||98||100||100||100|
|Nat: Avg 4+||87||95||96||80||80||80||82||76||87|
|% 5+ Strong Pass||100||100||100||89||94||91||100||100||100|
|History||Mathematics||Further Mathematics||Music||PE||Physics||Religious Studies||Science||Spanish||Statistics|
|% 4+ Good Pass||100||98||100||100||95||100||100||95||100||100|
|Nat: Avg 4+||74||77||N/A||89||86||96||81||61||82||83|
|% 5+ Strong Pass||100||89||100||100||89||100||100||78||100||100|
Top performers included Josh Mitchell who achieved 11 GCSEs all at grade 9 and Nora Martin who achieved 9 GCSEs at grade 9 and 1 grade 8. Also performing amazingly well are Emma Lancashire with 3 grade 9s and 7 grade 8s, Joseph Sewell with 4 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s and 1 grade 7 and Giulia Marrani with 2 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s
Key Stage 2
At the end of Year 6, the majority of our pupils reached levels of attainment beyond what would be expected for their age group.
82% of our Year 6 pupils are working at the national standard or better in English with 46% of the pupils scoring a National Percentile Rank score of over 90% meaning they are in the top 10% nationally.
82% of our Year 6 pupils are working at the national standard or better in English with 26% of the pupils scoring a National Percentile Rank score of over 90% meaning they are in the top 10% nationally.
We are proud to report that 13 of our pupils were offered places at local grammar schools in the last three years.
Key Stage 1
At the end of Year 2, our teachers assess the children on their attainment in English and Mathematics. The results demonstrate the difference that a CHS education can make.
88% of our Year 2 pupils are working at the national standard or better in English with 56% of the pupils scoring a National Percentile Rank score of over 90% meaning they are in the top 10% nationally.
71% of our Year 2 pupils are working at the national standard or better in Mathematics with 53% of the pupils scoring a National Percentile Rank score of over 90% meaning they are in the top 10% nationally.
Year 1 Phonics Test
Our Year 1 pupils achieved a 100% pass rate in the Year 1 Phonics Test with an overall average grade of 38 and four pupils achieving the top score of 40. The national pass rate for 2018 was 82%.
By the end of Reception year, the benefits of a Colchester High School education are clear, as you can see in the levels of attainment reached by our children in relation to literacy and numeracy, and the three prime areas of learning: communication and language; physical development; and social and emotional development.
100% of our boys and girls achieve a ‘good level of development’. The national average was 71.8% in 2019.
100% of our pupils achieved a reading age of over 7 years old, an average of 2 years above their chronological age.
100% of our Reception pupils are exceeding expectations in Writing and Mathematics compared to the national standard of 23%
Bold Beginnings Report
In January 2017, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI) commissioned an Ofsted-wide review of the curriculum. The review looked at the curriculum in a sample of good and outstanding primary schools and produced findings on how Schools can best prepare four and five year olds for their years of schooling and life ahead. We were delighted to read the key findings from the Government’s report “Bold Beginnings” that identified so closely what we do every day as best practice! The key findings of the report and how we mirror these are detailed in the attached booklet.
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