22nd August 19
Abbey College Cambridge’s ‘Class of 2019’ GCSE students are celebrating a truly exceptional set of exam results in 2019. Almost one quarter of papers sat achieved the top 9 grade, often called the ‘super A*’. This compares to an average of around 4% of papers achieving the grade nationally.
69% of Abbey students achieved the top grades of 9-7 (A*-A equivalent under the old grading system) against a national average of 20.8%. 96% of grades achieved by Abbey students were C or higher. Abbey students also secured a 100% pass rate.
In Chemistry, 50% of students achieved grade 9, with 100% percent overall 9-7 (A*-A) pass rate. In Biology, 80% of students achieved grades 9-8 (A*) and in Physics students achieved an 88% 9-7 grade pass rate.
Over one third of Abbey Cambridge Mathematics students achieved grade 9, with 94% achieving 9-7 grades. The college’s art students also had reason to celebrate, with 75% of exams taken in Art & Design achieving 9-7 grades.
In total four GCSE subjects achieved a 100% 9-6 (A*-B) pass rate this year: Chemistry, History, Mathematics and Physics. Art and Design, Biology, Physics and Business Studies achieved a 100% 9-5/4 (A*-C) pass rate.
College Principal Dr Julian Davies, was justifiably proud of his student’s achievements, commenting;
‘GCSE is a growing cohort here at Abbey College Cambridge, and this this year’s student results are truly outstanding, representing as they do a significant improvement on last year’s already impressive GCSE performance in almost every measure.
More and more young students from across the world are now choosing to study for their GCSEs here the UK, and results like those achieved by Abbey College Cambridge more than justify that decision.
I hope that our class of 2019 students are as proud of their performance as we are of them, they have built a tremendous platform for their future studies at A Level and beyond, and we wish them every success.’