Outstanding GCSE Results -
Sedgefield Community College students excel yet again!
The college is
pleased once again to report another outstanding set of GCSE results, which
maintains Sedgefield’s place as one of the North’s East’s highest achieving
Governors and the
Headteacher, Dave Davies are absolutely delighted for students and staff who
have worked so hard to produce their stunning performance. In a challenging
year, where a number of significant adjustments to how students are examined
were thrust upon schools midway through courses, the sheer determination of
students to achieve the highest possible grades has certainly paid off.
the GCSE results Mr Davies added, ‘I would like take this opportunity to both
congratulate students on their outstanding performance, and also to thank them
for further enhancing the strong reputation of the college through their
achievements. The college now faces unprecedented demand for places. As a result
we start the new school year in September with the biggest student intake the
college has ever seen, and if there had been enough space we could have easily
taken significantly more students such was the demand. It is satisfying to know
that so many parents now trust the college with their children’s education, and
demonstrate their confidence in our ability to maximise the potential of all
students by choosing Sedgefield.
We wish our class
of 2014, happiness and every success in their life after Sedgefield Community
Magazine Edition 2
The latest instalment of the G&G is
Magazine Edition 1
G&G (Gold & Green) Magazine is a student magazine that
is published three times a year. The publication is
available for electronic viewing and downloading by
students, parents and educational partners of Sedgefield
Having completed our analysis of the performance of our class of 2013 in their final examinations in the summer, we are pleased once again to report an excellent set of results.
This year has been a particularly challenging one for all schools given the changes to the structure of many examination courses that have been introduced at extremely short notice. However, I am pleased that students and staff have managed the changes well, and we did not experience the sharp decline in standards at Sedgefield Community College that have been witnessed at some schools.
Since 2009, year 11 students have each year broken all previous college records for achievement, with 81% achieving five or more A*-C grades (including English and Maths) last year. In spite of not quite achieving the accolade of Sedgefield’s highest ever achieving year group, the class of 2013 have nevertheless, still produced results which are amongst the very best in the entire North East region with 78% gaining five or more A*-C grades (including English and Maths).
On behalf of the staff, governors and myself, I would again like to congratulate our class of 2013, and wish them happiness and every success in their life after Sedgefield Community College.
Sedgefield Community College - one of the 56 top
performing secondary schools in England
As the college once again celebrated outstanding student performance, this time in the 2013 GCSE examinations, we were pleased to receive a recent letter (see below) from the Department for Education recognising the performance of the college.
We hope that this recognition provides parents with further confidence that their children are attending one of the country’s highest performing schools.
Dear Mr Davies
It gives me great pleasure to congratulate you on your excellent performance in the new similar schools measure in the 2012 School Performance Tables. You are one of the 56 top performing secondary schools in England on this measure.
These tables compare schools with those with near identical intakes, as judged by their key stage 2 results. Your school stood out in two ways. First, you were ranked number one in your table. Second, over 10 per cent more of your pupils achieved five good GCSEs including English and Maths than is typical of a school with your intake. This is a fantastic achievement that you should be very proud of.
I congratulate your staff, governors and pupils for their hard work and thank you for your leadership…
David Laws MP