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Cullompton Community College celebrates excellent GCSE results under the new, tougher examination system August 2017. Students and staff at Cullompton Community College are absolutely delighted with this year’s impressive GCSE results, the first under the new examination system which is deliberately designed to be tougher. In what is described as a ‘year of volatility’ CCC students have the highest ever level of A*/A grades with over a third of students gaining A*/A in English and above a quarter of students doing so in maths. The new 9-1 grade results in English and maths combined are high with 68% achieving 4+ and 45% achieving above the new standard of 5+. English scored 79% and maths 68% whilst success in the Ebacc subjects of English, Mathematics, Humanities and Languages exceeded expectations at 43% and 68% of students (a very similar number to previous years) have attained at least 5 passes at the equivalent of C and above including English and Maths. Science performed exceptionally well achieving 100% across the board in the separate Sciences of Physics, Chemistry and Biology with the overall percentage in the category of two Sciences being 71% A*-C, showing a 9% point increase on 2016. Results confirm that students did magnificently despite the more challenging content of this year’s examinations as a result of top quality, specialist subject teaching and our consistent belief in aiming high, whilst working hard to achieve the best for students at all ability levels. As Headteacher I am proud of this stunning set of results achieved during a time of nationally increasing challenge making the outcomes of our students all the more impressive. I would like to thank all the students and parents for their commitment and dedication and the staff of CCC for always being prepared to go the extra mile. This was your day.