I hope you and your family enjoyed the summer break and are looking forward to the term ahead. It was a pleasure to welcome our new and returning students to the College this week!
…or congratulations! Last month, two of our students, Tali S. and Marina B., represented the College on the global stage at the 2023 CHUO International Forum in Morioko, Japan. This year marked the return of the in-person forum, which has been held virtually for the past three years, as well as two important anniversaries for the host: the 70th anniversary of the Tatsuzawa Education Group and the 60th anniversary of Morioka Chuo High School. I am delighted that our strong partnerships with schools around the world enable our students to experience other cultures and I know how much they both enjoyed their time in Japan.
Our former Year 11 students excelled in their GCSE examinations and I would like to commend every one of them for their hard work and dedication to their studies, which was evidenced in their strong results. We achieved some of our best ever results in 2023, with nearly 20% of all Grades achieved at Grade 9, and over 30% at Grade 8/9. We expect our Progress8 score for this year to be close to +0.7, which means that our students achieved a grade above national expectations in at least 7 out of 10 of their subjects.
I am delighted to see record numbers of our students continuing their educational journey with us at our Sixth Form, Impington International College across both the Diploma and Careers Programmes, and look forward to seeing them flourish during the next two years.
If your child is in Year 11 and you are considering their post-16 options, I would like to invite you to join us for our Sixth Form Open Evening on 18 October. Places are free but registration is required: reserve your place. Our CAP evening for all local sixth form providers will take place for Year 11 students and their families on 10 October.
Our next Impington Village College Open Evening is on 27 September and I am pleased to share that nearly 400 people have already registered to attend. To learn more about the College, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) and our inclusive, inspirational and international ethos, book your free place.
The transition to the next stage of their education can be an exciting time for students, but for some of our new students, the change of routine, environment, and teachers, coupled with the loss of some of their established network of friends, can be daunting.
Secondary school should be an enjoyable and enriching experience for every student and your child(ren)’s mental and physical wellbeing is hugely important to us at the College. We are sharing details with all parents today on how to contact us if you have concerns, and the best routes for communication.