Academic Results

Our individualised approach coupled with the high standards we set means that our pupils achieve consistently strong results across the school.

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. Here are the most recent figures.


GCSE

We achieved exceptional results at GCSE – Our highlights include:

100%

100% GCSE Pass Rate

89%

89% of all grades were a “good pass” at the new Grade 4+ compared to a national average of 66.9%

 

70%

70% of all grades were a “strong pass” at Grade 5+

Art BiologyChemistryEnglish LanguageEnglish LiteratureFrenchAdditional Mathematics Geography
% 4+ Good Pass100931008710010010089
Nat:7589906273719565

GermanHistoryMathematicsMusicReligious StudiesPhysicsScienceSpanish
% 4+ Good Pass100100871008510084100
Nat:7565607672916671

Special congratulations go to top performers Joe Cole and William Lodge, who both achieved the equivalent of 10 A*/A passes and George Pennyfather with 8.

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.

English

94% of our Year 6 pupils are working at the national standard or better in English with 47% of the year group exceeding expectations versus 23% nationally.

Maths

86% of our Year 6 pupils are working at the national standard or better in Maths with 38% of the year group exceeding expectations versus 23% nationally.

11+ Success

We are proud to report that 17 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 Maths. The results demonstrate the difference that a CHS education can make.

English

100% of our Year 2 pupils are working at the national standard or better in English with 56% of the year group exceeding expectations versus 23% nationally.

Maths

100% of our Year 2 pupils are working at the national standard or better in Maths with 69% of the year group exceeding expectations versus 23% nationally.


Reception

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%

100% of our boys and girls achieve a ‘good level of development’.  The national average was 71.5% in 2017.

100%

100% of our pupils achieved a reading age of over 7 years old, an average of 2 years above their chronological age.

100%

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.

Bold Beginnings ReportView/Download