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22 August 2019

Parkside GCSE Results 2019
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22 August 2019

Parkside GCSE Results 2019

Students at Parkside Community College have achieved another set of excellent results in a year where almost all of the GCSEs have now moved to the new, tougher grading system replacing the legacy grades with grades 9 to 1.

Over 83% of students achieved a pass (grade 4) in both English and Maths, which is one of the government’s key performance measures, whilst almost 1 in 5 students achieved the highest grade of an 8 or 9 in both of these two subjects. Over 96% of our students achieved a pass in English which is an impressive achievement. Provisional progress scores suggest that Parkside will have made progress which is well above the national average.

Five Parkside students gained at least 8 Grade 9s in their GCSEs, and four of these students also studied and achieved an A in the challenging Free Standing Maths Qualification.

These results come on the heels of Parkside Sixth’s excellent International Baccalaureate outcomes in July, in which sixth form students achieved above the international average for points score and pass rate.

Maureen Su, Acting Headteacher said: “We are so proud of all of our students for these fantastic results. We know that their families will be equally proud as well as relieved that the exam season is behind us. We would like to thank all of the staff who have supported our students over the years. Good luck to all of our students on their next steps!”

  • Percentage of students achieving five GCSEs at 4-9 = 83.1%
  • Percentage of students achieving a pass in Maths (4 or above) = 88.1%
  • Percentage of students achieving a pass in English (4 or above) = 96.6%

16 July 2019

United Learning Parents Meeting
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16 July 2019

United Learning Parents Meeting

Please find the presentation from the United Learning parents meeting here.

10 July 2019

IPPR Economics Prize Awarded to Former Parkside Student
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10 July 2019

IPPR Economics Prize Awarded to Former Parkside Student

Congratulations to Ben Szreter, former Parkside student, on being awarded the IPPR Economics Prize.

A ‘radical’ plan by three members of the same family to boost UK growth has been named as one of the first winners of the £100,000 Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Economics Prize.

Ben Szreter said: “Our core idea is to incentivise a move to an ethical economic system – one based on mutual support where everyone has a stake in future well-being – as a solution to the economic and democratic problems we are now facing.”

More details can be found here.

This photo is credited to Graham CopeKoga

26 June 2019

Jubilee Cup District Athletics 2019
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26 June 2019

Jubilee Cup District Athletics 2019

93 students from across all four schools from Year 7 to 10 competed against ten other schools at the Wilberforce Athletics track. Having gained promotion from the Olympic Cup athletics three years ago, our primary aim was to ensure we consolidated our position in the top league and look for a Top five finish. Without score updates throughout the afternoon, we felt our athletes had done enough to avoid 10th place.
Over the afternoon we secured 33 individual medals (9 golds, 12 silvers and 12 bronzes).
As the results were announced in reverse order our name was conspicuously absent until we were announced in 3rd place,  our highest ever finish, just behind the Perse in second. This is a fantastic achievement for the students and PE staff, of which we are extremely proud of.
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Who we are

Parkside is an outstanding school for 800 students aged 11-19, situated in the centre of Cambridge, beside Parker’s Piece. As an International Baccalaureate World School we place a great emphasis on good citizenship and ethical decision-making in all years, culminating in the Diploma programme for the sixth form.

Examination results are consistently high, but this is only part of the story. We want every student to experience learning which brings out the very best of themselves.

Craig Morrison
Executive Headteacher

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