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Welcome

Open Evening: 5th October
Open Mornings: 9th–13th October

Our Open Evening for prospective parents will be held on Thursday 5th October, 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm and there will be Open Morning tours every day of the week commencing Monday 9th October.

Parents will please need to book a place for the Open Morning tours by calling our college reception. For full details please follow this link through to our Prospective Parents page.

 

Robertsbridge Community College students celebrate GCSE success

We are proud that our students have once again achieved a fantastic set of examination results. These results are a real testament to the hard work and determination of pupils, teachers and their parents working together. During this period of change, our pupils have excelled and should be proud of their achievements. Today we celebrate with them and wish them the very best in their next steps.

The following students demonstrate some real stand-out performances:

  • Lauren Alf achieved one grade 9, five A*s, one grade 8, two As and one grade 7.
  • Kit Sivers achieved one grade 9, two grade 8s, four A*s and three As.
  • Scarlett Vincent achieved two grade 9s, five A*s, two As and a C.
  • Oliver Sprange achieved one grade 9, three A*s, two grade 8s, three As and a B.

Well done to all our students collecting their results today.

The 2017 examination outcomes cannot be compared to previous years. This is due to the introduction of more challenging GCSE examination specifications in English and mathematics. Combined with this change the grading for these two subjects has changed, moving from an A*-G scale to a 9-1 scale, where Grade 4 is considered a Standard Pass and Grade 5 a Strong Pass.

Due to these changes it is impossible to know if results in English and mathematics have gone up or down so 2017 is being called a ‘Year Zero’ as we are not in the position to imply a trend in results this summer.

Further information on the new grading system can be found on the Department of Education Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-gcse-9-to-1-grades-coming-soon

 

What the new GCSEs mean:
A guide for parents & Carers

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This year GCSEs have a new grading structure. Students receiving their results this August will receive a number grade from 9-1 in English language, English literature and maths; and a letter grade for all other subjects.

The Schools, Students and Teachers' Network has made available a guide explaining the changes. A link to this guide is below (the link will open in a new window).

What the new GCSEs mean - A guide for parents and carers

 

Post-16 Provision Evening for Yr11:
14th September 2017

On Thursday 14 September 2017, we are holding a Post-16 Provision evening for Year 11 pupils and their parents in the Sports Hall from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm. There will be the opportunity to speak to representatives from a variety of 6th form providers – there will be grammar schools, private schools, agricultural colleges, 6th form colleges, schools with 6th forms and groups talking about apprenticeships.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite pupils and parents to attend this informative session and see the options open to your children – nowhere else will you be able to meet so many providers in one place for post-16 provisions. 

We do hope that our parents and Year 11 pupils will be able to take advantage of this evening.