Summer 2020 Exam Results

Cornelius Vermuyden
September 2, 2020

As the 2020 summer examination season was cancelled, this year’s Year 11 cohort have either been awarded Centre Assessed Grades by their teachers and staff that know them well, or grades calculated by the exam boards to generate each individual student’s final grades. None of the usual benchmark data or headline figures which lend themselves to comparisons between this year and other years, or between schools, have any validity this year. Schools in this area have therefore come to an agreement that it would serve no purpose to release such figures into the public domain.

Sitting exams would have been stressful enough for these young people but losing the chance to prove what they can achieve has been even more so. Thankfully, students at Cornelius Vermuyden School are now able to celebrate, as their GCSE grades will allow them to pursue the college/sixth form courses or other education or employments routes of their choice. Ian Hockey (Headteacher) would like to thank Year 11 students, parents/carers and the Cornelius Vermuyden staff for all their hard work and efforts during the pandemic.

“I wish Year 11 all the very best of luck in their future pursuits. This year group have achieved very highly and have made excellent progress from their starting points. Students and staff are to be congratulated on another successful set of results which have come from dedicated hard work and supportive parents over the last five years.”

There were as always, some incredible individual achievements (Best 8 results);

Michael Doran, who gained 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, L2D*, 8, 8 said “I’m really happy with my results, the hard work over the past 5 years has paid off. I’m hopefully going to join King John Sixth Form to study A Levels in Chemistry, Biology and Maths, with the aim to study Medicine at University.”

Ty Walker, who gained 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 6 is beginning a new adventure in Newquay where he will be studying Zoological conservation at Newquay College. He said “I’m very excited with what I have achieved and it means that all the doors remain open for the next chapter of my life.”

Ellie-Mae Berkeley, who gained 9, L2D*, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 7 said “I didn’t expect these results but am so pleased with them. I was really nervous about what the outcome would have been. I’m now going to go to Southend High School for Girls to study Psychology, Sociology and English Language, before aiming to study at University in the future.”

Amy Gardiner, who gained 9, 9, 9, 9, 7, 7, 7, 6 said “I’m really happy, I can nw go to King John Sixth Form as I had hoped, to study A levels in History, English Language and Sociology. In the future I want to study History at University.”

Samuel Jessen, who gained 9, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 7, 7 is now going to study Psychology, Sociology, Politics and Philosophy at Appleton Sixth Form. “I was really worried about what the grades might come out like, but am so pleased with what I have achieved”.

Ellie Keen, who gained 9, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 7, 7 can now continue with her aim of studying Biology, Psychology and Media A Levels at King John Sixth Form.

Shannon Beeching, who gained 9, 9, L2D*, 8, 8, 7, 7, 7 has been worried over the past few months but is really pleased with her achievements. “I’m now going to Westcliff High School for Girls Sixth Form to study Maths, Business and Psychology”

Megan Duckman, who gained 8, 8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 6, 6 said “I’m so glad I got the results I needed to get into the courses I wanted. I’m now going to King John School to study Media, Business and Sociology A levels”.

Eleanor Stevens, who gained 8, 8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 6, 6 is now going to continue her education at King John Sixth form, studying Psychology, Sociology and English Language.

We are also delighted with our Year 10 students who were entered for English Literature a year early gaining A*/A (Grades 9-7)

Saffron Richards 9
Katie-Jane Cox 9
Charlotte Balcombe 8
Courtney Beeching 8
Tess Bowen 8
Jasmine Chesney 8
Louise Daly 8
Amy Dyos 8
Evah-Rose Holton 7
Ryan Johnstone 7
Isabelle Rooke 7
Brooke Sheridan 7
Alivia Taylor 7
Paris Walker 7
Lara Philps 7
Jessica Allen 7
Harvey Cook 7
Emily Cooper 7
Chloe Cruse 7

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Able Children in England

Cornelius Vermuyden are an official member of NACE (National association of Able Children in England).

Not only does this partnership support our development of our highest achieving pupils, it supports the development of every pupil in the school. We are committed to ensuring that a high level of challenge exists in the classroom in every lesson and to help potential convert to success and happiness for our pupils. We are firm believers that "rising tides lift all ships" and that if all students have a daily diet of challenging experiences at school and beyond, then this will help support their educational and personal development as learners and as people. Yet, as our 2016 GCSE results showed, those who come to us classed as more able achieve incredible results – for example, Callum Cuthbert leaving the school with 11 A* grades is an achievement that is not just well above the national average in terms of progress and achievement, but one that should be celebrated in terms of the school's work with its high achieving pupils.

However, here at Cornelius Vermuyden, we promote the ethos that all children must be given access to a positive mindset in terms of their learning. The message is clear; all young people are capable of reaching any goal they set their mind to if they are challenged and show a positive attitude to self - improvement . Cornelius Vermuyden places challenge and the importance of a 'growth mindset' at the heart of its teaching and learning vision for our pupils and our association with NACE is supporting this commitment to all pupils at the school.

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