We are pleased to congratulate the 2019 GCSE students on today's results. Mr Gilby has said: “UCC couldn’t be more proud to serve our children, their families and the communities they come from. Everyone will be aware that this year there are more changes than ever to the grading system, grade boundaries and performance measures. As with every year there are a number of queries over re-marks and grade boundaries and so, once the official DfE September checking exercise has been completed we will issue our headline data. For now, it is essential we focus on the real stars of today; the students. It has been wonderful to see the many smiling faces of the students and to support them into their next chapter. Staff, parents and carers all deserve an enormous thanks for the effort put into supporting our young people.”
It may be the middle of August but with GCSE Results Day next week, we are gearing up for the start of term. Mrs Richardson has written a letter about uniform guidelines for the new term. The school's expectations for uniform can be seen on our Uniform page and you can read the full letter here.
School blazers can be purchased from any retailer, both Sam Scotts and Lakeland Embroidery in Penrith have supplies of the UCC badge. In September 2019 we are introducing a new PE kit which can be purchased here. Current PE kit is still acceptable, but once students require new kit it will only be available online. Samples will be available in student services for sizing only. Student services also stock stationery kits, revision guides and school ties, that students can purchase at break or lunchtime.
Rob Jackson, Head of Sixth form said:
As a school we continue to be academically ambitious for all our students and these results are a testament to the high quality teaching and positive relationships nurtured throughout the school. The progress sixth form students make on vocational courses is well above national averages and overall, 99% of students achieve A* - E grades in every subject. UCC prides itself on instilling students with a real love of learning and to see so many of them carrying on their educational journeys to university and higher level apprenticeships is truly outstanding. Students are now off to study a wide variety of undergraduate courses including paramedic science, midwifery, games design, law, history, chemistry, English literature, film studies, criminology, engineering, accountancy, biomedical science, biochemistry, social work, teaching, dance, business management, drama, policing, fashion design, fine art, veterinary nursing, sport and exercise science, nursing, pharmacology, sociology and psychology. The school has performed very well in traditionally academic subjects such as History and English Literature as well as performing strongly in child care, health and social care, medical science and media. Our strong, historical links with many universities, apprenticeship providers and local employers mean our students leave UCC’s sixth form with confidence and in a strong position to make the most of their talents.
Well done to all our students.