Performance & Exams

At key stage 4, students are offered a curriculum of robust qualifications in which they achieve well. The curriculum is predominately GCSE and students are fully supported through the options process in selecting courses that are appropriate to their future aspirations.

A small number of alternative qualifications are available to students and work-based off-site learning may be available for individuals to complete alongside their GCSEs.

In 2017 the outcomes for students at The Community College were very pleasing, seeing strong performances across many subject areas. Notably, in English and mathematics, where the new and more rigorous 9-1 GCSE has been introduced, performances compared well against national averages.  

Over 64% of students achieved five or more passes at GCSE grades A*-C or equivalent including English and mathematics.

- 68% of students gained a grade 4 or better in English and mathematics above the average for schools in Shropshire.

- 73% attained a grade 4 or better in mathematics and 76% attained a grade 4 or above in English. Both results are above national averages.

- The Attainment 8 score was 4.5 (the average grade across 8 subjects).

- 22% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate (that is pupils achieved at least a 4 grade in English, maths, two sciences a language and either history or geography). As in recent years, this continues to be above the average in Shropshire.

- 37% of all students went on to achieve an A or A*, with 14% of students achieving 5 or more grades at A*/A or equivalent. 

All students achieved at least 6 GCSEs or equivalent, with 71% achieving at least 5 passes at grades A*/C or grades 4 and above. We are particularly proud of the progress students make at the Community College across the full range of subjects taken, where in many subject areas results were above the national averages.

At The Community College the curriculum is constantly under review to ensure that it meets the needs of the students and this is reflected in the changing nature of the curriculum in place at key stage 4. Students leave the school well prepared for the next stage in their lives.

The links below will take you to the data published by the government for 2016 results. This data is available for all schools. If you have any queries or questions about what you see, then please make an appointment to come and see us. We are awaiting the publication of the 2017 analysis by the government and will update this once it becomes available.  

The Year 11 students who finished at The Community College went on from us to the following destinations

94% went on to study at post 16 colleges
• 5% went into Apprenticeships
• 1% went into training  



 GCSE Examination Boards regulations


Exam Policy

Students are offered tea and toast before their examinations to ensure they are ready for the challenge! 

Please contact Shona Glover, Examinations Officer on 01588 638257, regarding any issues concerning examinations.

Please contact the College as soon as possible if your child is going to be late for their exam, so that arrangements can be made.

Revision packs are available to purchase from the School Shop, including revision guides for all your child's different subjects.