• Abbey College, Abbey Road, Hollow Lane, Ramsey Cambridgeshire PE26 1DG

Year 7s have arrived at Abbey College and have shown to be a very keen and lively group.  We look forward to having them with us here at Abbey College.

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Excitement is in the air at Abbey College, Ramsey, where all core GCSE subjects have secured impressive results and more students have achieved the top 5-9 grades.

This year, a notable 70% of all grades were level 4 to 9 which is a significant 8% improvement on last year. Even more remarkably, the percentage of students achieving a level 5 or higher has risen by 11%, from 40% in 2018 to 51% in 2019. This means more students than last year have achieved the top grades.

The college achieved strong results in all core subjects. 89% of students secured level 4 and above in English, a significant 8% improvement on last year. 73% of students achieved level 4 and above in Maths, which is a 5% increase on last year’s results. Meanwhile, 66% of students achieved level 4 and above in Science, which is an 8% increase from 2018.

64% of students achieved Level 4 and above in both English and Maths and 48% of students gained Level 5 and above in both English and Maths. Both these are increases on the 2018 results.

Other subjects that secured high achievements included Business Studies BTEC, where 67% achieved a L2 Distinction or better, Physics, where a 100% of students received grades 4 to 9, and Chemistry and Biology, where 99% of students received grades 4 to 9.

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Another fantastic set of A Level Results at Abbey College

Students at Abbey College’s Sixth Form are celebrating today after receiving another fantastic set of A Level results.

Over half of all grades (54%) were the highest A*, A or B grades, with 40% being A* or A grades. Over three quarters of all grades (78%) were A* to C grades.

These are the best results on the new specifications for A Levels and BTECs for the Ramsey-based college, which was awarded a Good rating from Ofsted in all areas, including the Sixth Form, just last year.

The overall pass rate was an impressive 99%.

There were particularly strong achievements in a range of subjects, including 50% A* grades in English Literature, 50% A*-A grades in Maths with 71% achieving A*-B grades, and 80% A*-B grades in Philosophy & Ethics.

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Author Marcus Alexander paid a visit to Abbey College this week to inspire the year 7s.  His workshops and talks were very engaging and the students loved him!  Marcus, author of Keeper Of The Realms, did a lively presentation which included somersaults across the desk!  He certainly captured the imagination of the year 7s.

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This year's school production is the pantomime Dick Turpin!  Suitable for all ages - the story has a twist and so is not going to be gorey or sinister.  With lots of singing, dancing, laughter and pie fights, this promises to be a good couple of hours of entertainment!  With students from all ages taking part we are very proud to open the doors to the public in early February.  Tickets are bought on the door!

 

 

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We are delighted to welcome the Young  Technicians CIC to Abbey College.  The scheme will be running on Thursdays after school for students of all year groups to join.  They will be training on site with lots of opportunities to work on projects outside of school if they wish to.  On the first full session our new students impressed the Young Technicians tutors by succesfully making 5 working cables, beating the records of other local school technicians. In their first practical session they worked very hard and the leaders were impressed at their achievements.  We are looking forward to having them on board and watching them develop.  There are still spaces availiable for anyone who may be interested in signing up.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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This Friday 9th November we stood silent for 2 minutes in the midst of our annual remembrance service.  With the public in attendance, along with the Mayor of Ramsey, our Governors and all staff and students we laid a wreath and individual poppies each to honour a fallen soldier from Ramsey.  Joe Brooker played The Last Post on his cornet whilst students did readings and led prayers.  It was a truly memorable service.IMG 2319 2

A record number of over 50 students have auditioned for our forthcoming production of Dick Turpin.

The prospect of a pantomime about the famous highwayman has appealed to students of all ages - with lots of year 7s auditioning as well as students right through to Sixth Form.  This is a testament to the popularity of our Performing Arts department who are working really hard to put Abbey College on the map.

Dick Turpin will run in February 2019 and will include, for the first time, a  Saturday matinee performance.

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We are delighted that three of our students have been selected to take part in the Royal Institutes Master classes for young Mathematicians this autumn. Now Year 8, Harry, Aidan and Taylor were selected based on their academic progress in class, in conjunction with their performance in the Junior Maths Challenge that was held in April whilst they were in Year 7. They were the three highest performers in the year group and have been invited to take part in this great opportunity to experience maths at a high level. We wish them the very best of luck in Cambridge and hope that they enjoy their sessions there. Well done boys. Keep up the good work.

 

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We are celebrating with another great set of GCSE results!

Almost two-thirds (63%) of our students achieved a Level 4-9 in both English and maths, with 41% achieving the higher Level 5-9 – above last year’s national average. 

As well as GCSE, we had lots of students collecting BTEC results. The grades received this year were excellent with several students receiving Distinction * in more than one of their subjects.

A huge well done to our students for their hard work and dedication.