Coloma Convent Girls’ School students have, once again, achieved remarkable success in their GCSE results. Pupils attending the World Class School in Croydon have seen their academic results remain consistently high, despite changing requirements of the curriculum and the more demanding GCSE subjects. A total of 16 pupils gained 11 or more straight A*-A grades, with 5 of these pupils gaining 12 or more straight A*-A grades (or equivalent in the new grades for English and Maths).
Behind these superb headlines, there are individual success stories. Yelena Persaud achieved the perfect ‘clean sweep’ in her 13 GCSEs of 3 Grade 9s and 10 A*s, Anna Dyduch achieved 3 Grade 9s and 8 A*s and Jasmine De Braganca gained 2 Grade 9 and 9 A*s. Niamh Singleton and Selena Ashlee have achieved 11 A*s and 10 A*s, or equivalent grades, respectively. Congratulations also go to Shannon Dagnell, Pia Mazuri and Anna Baxter who have been awarded a fantastic 7 or more A*s or Grade 9s each. These results, along with last week’s A Level results, confirm that Coloma is continuing to thrive in academic excellence.
Coloma is consistently one of the country’s top comprehensive schools and, on average, each student at Coloma has been awarded 10 passes at GCSE, which demonstrates the far-reaching curriculum offered. Traditional academic subjects are both popular and successful with 67% of Year 11 pupils gaining the ‘English Baccalaureate’ the Government’s challenging award for a range of traditional GCSE subjects.
Mrs Anne-Marie Stott, Deputy Headteacher, commented, “We congratulate all our girls on their impressive results. They have all worked incredibly hard and we are proud of their dedication and commitment. Our pupils have a strong support network of staff, parents, governors and friends, enabling them to realise their full personal, social and academic potential. We are extremely delighted that the vast majority will be staying at Coloma for A Levels. We are very proud of all of them.”