News Colly Well Done 15.08.2019

The College of Richard Collyer has yet again achieved superb results! Students have excelled with 64% achieving high grades, with an A-level pass rate at an astonishing 99.3% and 14 students successfully gaining Oxbridge places.

Collyer’s Principal Sally Bromley was extremely pleased with the outstanding performance. “These results are stellar – 64% high grades are a fantastic achievement for our staff and students.

“Everyone works so hard throughout the year, so today we can have big smiles on our faces when we see the result of all that effort and determination.”

In a number of A-level subjects the results are particularly outstanding. Dance and German posted 100% at A*/B, Further Maths a staggering 94% of students achieving A*/B, while 77% of Photography students also gained A*/B. 75% of Maths and French respectively posted A*/B grades, with 73% of Physics and Philosophy, 71% Psychology and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and 70% of Chemistry also achieving A*/B. In addition, 68% of Art, 61% of History and Economics, 60% Music and 57% of Government and Politics students achieved the high A*/B benchmark.

Deputy Principal Steve Martell was delighted: “I could not be prouder of the Collyer’s community. These results are fantastic!”

Collyer’s excellent quality of vocational course provision continues, with a 100% pass rate and great results in BTEC Diploma Art & Design, Business, Early Years Education (EYE), Health and Social Care, IT, Music Practitioners, Sport and Travel and Tourism.

Dan Lodge, Vice Principal (Quality and Curriculum) was extremely pleased with the college’s success across the board: “Approximately two thirds of our students achieved high grades, which represents yet another bumper year for Collyer’s.

“Expert and dedicated staff make all the difference and I am really delighted to see the hard work of our BTEC students rewarded with excellent grades and a 100% pass rate maintained!”

Noteworthy individual successes included former Weald pupil Jennifer Goodier, who having achieved 4 A*s in German, English Literature, History and EPQ is now heading to Oxford University to study History. She was thrilled: “I’ve had an amazing time at Collyer’s, and this wouldn’t have been possible without all of the support from my teachers.”

Lawrence Schofield who joined Collyer’s from Tanbridge House School achieved 4 A* in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry and is looking forward to studying Engineering at Cambridge. Ex-Millais pupil Beth Budgen is also Cambridge bound and will study Natural Sciences, having achieved 3 A*s in Maths, Chemistry, Physics and an A in Further Maths.

Other students who came into Collyer’s on results day to celebrate, included Oxford bound ex Forest student Bradley Burke, who will read Geography, having achieved A*s in Geography, Economics and an A in Spanish.

“I’d like to thank the Geography department at Collyer’s as they have been my motivation to study in this field. The clubs and societies create a great community atmosphere.”

Imogen Sawyer, who having posted 4 A’s in Psychology, Chemistry, Biology and EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) is off to Southampton University to study Biomedical Sciences. She said, “I’m really excited about university. Collyer’s was great fun and has really improved my confidence.”

Anisha Wakefield, who previously attended Tanbridge House School, was also in celebratory mood. She’s set to study Medicine, having achieved straight A’s across Maths, Biology, Chemistry and EPQ. She was ecstatic: “I would like to say massive thanks to all of my teachers, tutors, Head of House, Deputy Principal Steve and Principal Sally and for all of their support over an amazing two years at Collyer’s. I’ve loved it here!”

Deputy Principal Steve Martell said: “A pass rate of 99.3% is amongst the highest in the country and Collyer’s staff have worked so hard to ensure students were well supported and prepared – they are amazing professionals!”

Principal Sally Bromley added: “I wish all our leaving students every success in the next phase of their education or career journey.”

The college’s high-quality post results advice service is now in full swing, with senior academic staff guiding students into appropriate university and higher education choices.