British Biology Olympiad

Outstanding results in British Biology Olympiad for CCHS

15 Year 13 biologists sat the British Biology Olympiad exam in January, a national competition run by the Royal Society of Biology. This has very challenging content that goes beyond the A Level specification and this year over 7200 students took part. All of the CCHS students were placed achieving medals or commendations which is superb. 

We have one student, Danielle Young, in the top 150 nationally who is going through into round 2, we wish her well. This round is part of the process to select a UK team to go to the International Biology Olympiad which is taking place in Vietnam in the summer. 

The medals were awarded to the following students

3 gold medals ( Danielle Young, Alice O'Connor, Ellen Hazlehurst)

7 silver medal ( Ines Boavida Cawley, Charlotte Wilson, Georgina Flagg, Yi Sun, Isabella Stevens, Amber French, Geraldine Roper)

2 bronze medals (Lucy Grimwood, Katie Scales)

1 highly commended (Olivia Payne)

2 commended (Erin Kavanagh, Megan Lancaster )

Congratulations to all of the students involved.  We are very proud of this outstanding set of results.


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School is selected to help train the next generation of teachers



Colchester County High School for Girls has been selected to become a National Teaching School.


Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools, not least by exemplifying excellent standards of teaching. 


Colchester County High School for Girls is one of 52 schools in England to be granted teaching school status in the latest round.


Introduced in 2011, Teaching Schools are all rated as “outstanding". They work with partner schools in an alliance to ensure high quality school-led initial teacher training and professional development opportunities for teachers.


They raise standards through supporting other schools, engage in research and development, and ensure that the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful Headteachers.


Gillian Marshall, Headteacher said: “We are delighted to become a Teaching School.  This will benefit students and staff, helping to attract outstanding teachers to Colchester.  Staff will have the opportunity to share expertise and further develop their skills and knowledge.”   


Mrs G Marshall is now a National Leader of Education.


Link to NEETSA website. 


GCSE Results - Summer 2015

Gillian Marshall, Headteacher at CCHS, said “Following the truly impressive results achieved by our A Level students, the girls taking GCSEs have followed in the same footsteps. 88% of grades were at A/A* and 99.2% of grades were at A*/B. 

Last year, we celebrated the best results in the history of the school; this has been repeated.  We thank students, staff and parents for all of the hard work and support. 

This has been another amazing year with all 112 students achieving outstanding results in all subjects.

* 100% of students gained 5A*-C including English and Mathematics.

* English Baccalaureate – 96%

* The majority of the students also obtained an AS level which is an excellent achievement.  

* Girls are to be commended for a superb set of results.








A Level Examination Results - Summer 2015

Another oustanding set of results for Year 13.  The % A*/A grades has increased by 5%.

Every student has passed every examination she has taken and every student has achieved a minimum of 3 A-Levels.

40% of CCHS students each achieved at least three grade A's at A-Level.

60% of all grades were A* or A.

20% of students have achieved at least four A grades at A-Level.

At least a quarter of our Sixth Form students join CCHS from other schools, locally and from further afield and because of the ethos of the school whereby students are very supportive of each other, all of the students achieve excellent results.

Gillian Marshall, Headteacher, said "We are extremely proud of the students.  These are an outstanding set of results.  Congratulations are sent to all associated with this remarkable achievement."







Sixth Form 2016 Entry

The Sixth Form prospectus and application form are available for download from the Sixth Form area of the website.








Admissions Information

Admission is by selection test only.

Year 7 11+ selection tests for September 2016 have now taken place.

11+ Test information can be found on CSSE website

Admissions for September 2017.

School Tours will take place during w/c 11 July 2016 for Year 5 pupils intending to sit the 11+ in September 2016.

A Headteachers information talk will be held on 18 July 2016.

Bookings for these events will be open in April 2016.

The School Admissions Policy can be found under the School Documents Section.


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