There were joyous scenes at Compass School as Year 11 pupils returned to collect a record-breaking set of GCSE results. The fantastic results we achieved continued our trend of year-on-year improvement and were all the sweeter following another year of disruption and uncertainty caused by national lockdowns. The number of school staff and family members who joined in the celebrations were a perfect illustration of the team effort that has been key to pupils’ success.
“I am absolutely delighted with our students’ achievements, and impressed by the resilience they showed to persevere through uncertain times and many rigorous assessments to evidence just what they are capable of. They have grown into fantastic young people, and it gives our staff great pride to know that they can now go into the world with confidence and with a strong set of values, because they came to Compass School.”
Marcus Huntley (Principal)
Cayla was one of several pupils who bagged top grades. She achieved 6 grade 9s and is looking forward to studying A Levels mathematics, further mathematics, and Geography at Westminster College. Her aspiration knows no limits as she wants to study mathematics at Waterloo University in Canada.
“You have looked after both my children wonderfully. Thank you to all the staff at Compass.”
Abdul-Mateen scored 4 grade 9s and goes on to study mathematics, physics, chemistry and geography at London Academy of Excellence. “I am so proud of my journey and the destination I have reached. This is a special community for me!” Abdul-Mateen wants to study aeronautical engineering at university in the future.
There was also high drama as aspiring actor, Sophie exceeded her expectations gaining 7s where she expected 5s. Following on from her magical performance as one of Macbeth’s witches at Theatre Peckham, she is looking forward to Southwark College where she will study Business and Finance Administration.
Pupils also collected a copy of their Class of 2021 Year Book to cap an emotional morning.
“We are quickly building our alumni network and have had our first alumni events this year. This means it’s farewell, but not goodbye for Year 11. We’ll see them again very soon to hear all about what they have been up to. They’ll always be members of the Compass School community.”
Marcus Huntley (Principal)
“Our students have had a very tough year, having had to study from home for much of it, and then going through such arduous and protracted assessments to evidence their learning for their teacher assessed grades. On behalf of the governors, I congratulate our students for their achievements and for the resilience which they have shown in getting to this special day and doing so well. They have been a credit to the school and we are very proud of them.”
Martin Deutz (Chair of Governors)
Compass School is determined to build on the progress it has made in recent years and looks forward to continuing this work in the new year starting in September!