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Duke of Edinburgh's Award
A huge congratulations to all the DofE Bronze Award achievers. This week Lisa Hignett, who co-ordinates the Duke of Edinburgh Award for Cumbria County Council, visited us in school to present the awards to the 45 students who have completed the award and will now move on to the Silver. A special thank you to Mr Sharpe and Mr Thomas for their continued commitment to this fantastic extra-curricular activity. Each student that received their Bronze Award participated in three months volunteering, three months physical activity and three months skills activity as well as a 2 day/1 night expedition.
Games Night is Back!
The PE department introduced Games Night to make extracurricular sport available to all our students. This takes place every Tuesday night and a free bus is available to take students back to Carlisle at 4:30pm. Students should sign up in advance by 1:00pm on Mondays at the PE office if they wish to take the bus. More information about the Games Bus is on the Clubs/After School page.
The exact activities at present are football, rugby, netball and hockey. With fixtures taking place on Wednesday and Thursday nights along with various other after-school activities, we hope that this approach will enable as many students as possible to participate. The games on offer will change as the year progresses and the weather and hours of daylight change.
Students and staff at Caldew School are celebrating our students’ GCSE results. Vicki Jackson, Headteacher, said “We are proud of our students’ achievements in their GCSE examinations. This is especially true this year when there have been more changes than ever to the grading system, grade boundaries and performance measures. The most significant changes have been in English and Mathematics and we are pleased with our results in these subjects. I want to congratulate all of our students for these results that are a testament to their dedication, resilience and hard work.”
Standout results include Karl Edwards who achieved grade 9 in Maths, grade 7s in English Language and Literature and a further 6 A*s, 1 A and 2 Bs, Amy Gardhouse who achieved grade 8 in Maths, 1 A*, 5 As, 2 Bs, grade 6 in English Literature and grade 5 in English Language, Grace Johnston achieved an outstanding 2 grade 9s in English Literature and Language along with 2 A*s, 2 As, 2 Bs, grade 5 in Maths and 2 Cs, Christie Elliot who achieved grade 9 in English Language, grade 6 in English Literature and Maths, 1 A*, 3 As and 4 Bs, Damon Carr who achieved grade 8s in Maths along with 1 A*, 3 As, 3 Bs and grade 5s in English Language and Literature, Nathan Harmon who achieved grade 8s in Maths along with other 1 A*, 3 As, grade 7 in English Literature, 4 Bs and a grade 6 in English Language, Alex Tonge who achieved 2 A*s, 3 As, grade 8 in English Literature, grade 7 in English Language, grade 6 in Maths, 1 B and 2 Cs, Lauren Mathias who achieved grade 8 in English Literature, grade 7 in English Language and Maths, 1 A*, 2 As and 5 Bs, Adam Sixsmith who achieved 3 A*s, 2 As, grade 7s in Maths and English Literature, grade 6 in English Language, 1 B and 1 C, Andrew Cox who achieved grade 8 in Maths, grade 7s in English Literature and Language and a further 2 A*s, 4 As, 1 B and 1 C, Adam Smith who achieved grade 7 in Maths, grade 6s in English Literature and Language and a further 2 A*s, 3 As, 2 Bs and 1 C, Hannah Allen who achieved, grade 7s in Maths and English Language, 1 A*, 3 As, grade 6 in English Literature and 4 Bs, Hollie Tweedie who achieved grade 8 in English Literature, grade 7 in Maths, grade 6 in English Language, 4 As and 4 Bs, Ben Codona who achieved 1 A*, 2 As, grade 6 in Maths, grade 5 in English Language, grade 4 in English Literature and 4 Cs.
AS/A Level Results
We are once again delighted with our students’ A level results. Overall the results have maintained our strong record at A level with improvements in many areas. We are particularly pleased that a third of students achieved at least one A*/A grade and 62% of all students achieved at least one of the top grades (A*/A/B). The overwhelming majority of Caldew’s students will be able to attend their first choice university, and will study courses including sciences, languages, engineering, computing and the arts at some of the country’s top universities. Standout results include Andrew Tyson with one A*and two As who will be going to Lancaster University to study Mechanical Engineering, Orla Giles with three As who will be going to the University of Sheffield to study Biomedical Sciences, Katrina Ellams with three As who will be pursuing a course in Veterinary Science and Joshua Richardson with three As who will be studying Computer Science at the University of Nottingham.
Vicki Jackson, Headteacher, said “Our students deserve congratulating on achieving excellent results again this year. They have worked tirelessly over the last two years, leading to results that exemplify their determination to fulfil their aspirations. I feel very proud to see so many of our Year 13 students able to progress to a new chapter in their lives, whether this be at university, on an apprenticeship or in the workplace. I wish each and every one of our students well as they move on to the next stage of their careers and look forward to hearing about their continued success. I would also like to thank all the teachers at Caldew School for their hard work and commitment that has helped our students be successful.”
Year 12 AS level results also showed an improvement with an increase in both the pass rate and the number of students achieving the top grades. We look forward to welcoming students back into Year 13 in September.
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