Compass Celebrates GCSE Success

Year 11 pupils at Compass School have received their first ever GCSE results and have much cause for celebration.  

In a wave of positive results, our pupils have achieved notable success in English, with a full quarter of entries (26%) achieving top grades 7-9, equivalent to A*-A on the previous scale.

Over half of our pupils gained 5 or more GCSEs at grades 4 through to 9, with 79% of our girls and boys achieving grades 4 through to 9 in English.  

Excellent performances included a number achieving the new super-grade 9; an outstanding outcome under these harder, reformed GCSEs. Congratulations to Serhan, who achieved double 9s in Science alongside an 8 in Maths; and to Khalil who was awarded a grade 9 in English.

Further highlights included Savannah and Jamie-Lee who performed strongly in the core subjects including grade 8 in English. Robbie and Stephen also achieved the equivalent of 4 GCSEs at grades 7-9 (A-A*).

This is a momentous time for the Compass community – the first year in which Compass pupils have sat GCSEs.  Public examinations are becoming increasingly challenging, so these successes clearly demonstrate that Compass pupils can and do achieve academic excellence.The results pay testament to our sustained focus on teaching and learning, and clearly evidence how thishas accelerated our learners’ progress.


Compass Principal, Marcus Huntley, said: “I am immensely pleased for our boys and girls, and for our whole learning community. I am grateful for the hard work and dedication of my colleagues who gave up so much of their own time to support our year 11 pupils. We will continue to leave no stone unturned as we relentlessly pursue academic excellence for all of our pupils.”

Martin Deutz, Chair of Governors, said: “On behalf of our governors, I warmly congratulate our Year 11 pupils on their impressive results.  We know what effort they put into preparing for these exams, and we celebrate the way they have lived the school’s values.  We wish them well for the future.  Mr Huntley and the staff have shown tireless commitment to helping our pupils fulfill their potential. We thank them for everything they have done to help our pupils achieve these results.  I should also like to thank the City of London Academies Trust for supporting the school in this our first GCSE year.”