Senior School Academic Results & Destinations

Our individualised approach coupled with the high standards we set means that our pupils achieve consistently strong results across the school, building a firm foundation for studies at A-Level and University.

Senior School Academic Results & Destinations

Our individualised approach coupled with the high standards we set means that our pupils achieve consistently strong results across the school, building a firm foundation for studies at A-Level and University.

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 at Colchester High School and beyond are a source of pride to us all.

Read on for our latest GCSEs results.

Please click here for our excellent Lower School results.


GCSE

We achieved exceptional results at GCSE – Our 2021 highlights include:

98%

98% of all grades were at the new Grade 4+ compared to a National Average of 77%

57%

57% of grades were 7 or above compared to a National Average of 29%

33%

33% of our pupils gained 8 or more grades at 7-9

Our GCSE Attainment 8 score for 2019 was 58.8

GCSE Results By Subject 2020-21

Art BiologyChemistryComputer ScienceEnglish LanguageEnglish LiteratureFrenchGeographyGermanGraphic Design
% 4+ Good Pass100100100100969810096100100
Nat: Avg 4+85949482748083778877
% 7+ Strong Pass43716470466671648044
Nat: Avg 7+30565539222633343830
HistoryMathematicsFurther MathematicsMusicPEPhysicsReligious StudiesScienceSpanishStatistics
% 4+ Good Pass100100100100911008097100100
Nat: Avg 4+7669N/A88879580658381
% 7+ Strong Pass645967676471403367100
Nat: Avg 7+3221N/A50415538123433

Top performers include: Max Conley and Benjamin Wratten who achieved 11 GCSEs at Grade 9; Oscar Man who achieved 10 GCSE’s at Grade 9 and 1 Grade 8; Harry Gilbert with 6 GCSE’s at Grade 9, 3 at Grade 8 and 1 Grade 7; Anu Ajagbe with 2 GCSE’s at Grade 9 and 7 Grade 8s; and, Georgia Bleck with 4 GCSEs at Grade 9, 3 GCSEs at Grade 8 and 4 GCSE’s at Grade 7s. Max, Oscar and Benjamin all also achieved a Grade A in Level 3 Additional Mathematics.

Senior School Destinations

The majority of pupils leaving our Senior School will go on to attend the Sixth Form at The Colchester Royal Grammar School, Colchester County High School for Girls or the Sixth Form College where they will study A-Levels.  Many will then go on to study degrees at University. Recent graduates and post graduates have included:

  • MMath with Distinction Mathematics from Oxford University – Currently taking fully funded Dphil at Oxford University
  • 1st Class BA Hons in Economics and Management from Oxford University
  • 1st Class BA Hons in Economics from Manchester University
  • 1st Class Ba Hons in English and Journalism from Manchester University.
  • PHD History and Associate Lecturer at Lancaster University
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences, University of Reading.
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