The entire Cockermouth School community is delighted with the exceptional progress students have made, resulting in outstanding 2019 GCSE results.
Headteacher Dr Rob Petrie said: “Cumbrian schools are proud to serve our children, their families and the communities they come from. This year there are more changes than ever to the grading system, grade boundaries and performance measures. With the most significant change coming in nearly all GCSEs outside of English and mathematics we are making sure that collectively and individually we have accurate data to share with the media, the public and other stakeholders who are as keen as we are to celebrate the successes of our children and to congratulate all of our school staff.
“As always there are a number of queries over re-marks and grade boundaries and so, once the official DfE September checking exercise has been completed, we will issue our headline data. For now, it is essential we focus on the real stars of today; the students.”
Mr Duncan Potts, Head of Year 11, added: “I am very proud of how well our Year 11 students have worked over the duration of their courses and this has been rewarded by an excellent set of GCSE results. Within the overall success of the year group, there are a huge number of individual achievements that we should also recognise; my congratulations go to everyone involved.”
There were some excellent results by many students at our school, including:
- Cal Cawthorn who achieved nine grade 9s;
- Archie Black, Maddie Jones, Grace Lee and Carys Thomas who all achieved six or more grade 9s;
- 37 students achieved eight or more grades 7, 8 and 9 (or equivalent).
Headteacher Dr Rob Petrie added: “Special mention and congratulations should also go to Lucy Andrews, Gemma Fisher, Jonty Goodwin, Daniel Heaton and Callum Pears who, along with many other students, have worked incredibly hard since joining our school to make exceptional progress across all of their subjects.
“We are delighted at the performance of all of our students, many of whom are continuing into our Sixth Form along with a large cohort joining us from other secondary schools.
“We would like to take this opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication of our staff and students which, along with the continued support of parents and the community, has led to another set of outstanding results for Cockermouth School.
“We wish all of our students every success in the future.”