Welcome to Frome Community College
As Principal I am very privileged to be working alongside such fantastic students who constantly impress me with their sense of pride in the College. In the past year I have seen Frome College grow from strength to strength. As a College we are actively encouraging students with a ‘can do’ culture, to believe in themselves and believe they can be successful as they make their career choices. Their positive energy and enthusiasm is a constant source of amazement and I am very proud of them all.
The ‘House’ system introduced at the start of this academic year has been a huge success with students competitively participating in very exciting ‘House’ cross-country and swimming events. There were some impressive performances in the swimming and it was heart-warming to see large numbers of students just wanting to take part and do their very best for their House.
We believe in creating exciting and rewarding futures for our young people through outstanding teaching, strong student-centered care and career guidance and by a wealth of personal development opportunities for all our students.
GCSE Results August 2014
Frome College has maintained its improvement in GCSE results again this year with some incredible individual success stories for students, equalling its best ever results from last year.
70% of students achieved 5 GCSE passes at A*-C, which is above the national average.
The focus for the College has been on literacy with a firm belief that if students have higher literacy skills they will be better prepared for all of their subjects. This has been borne out with a 17% improvement change this year in our overall English grades at GCSE with the C grade pass rate breaking 70% for the first time ever with 71% A*-C. This is particularly pleasing following the initiatives put in place to promote reading, creative writing, spelling and grammar. This is places the College way above national average for English which is 61.7%.
The College has also performed well on the English Baccalaureate, which measures the more traditional subjects that the government favours, with the school exceeding the National average figure from last year.
Science results show improvement, with a 42% change increase in A* and A grades in Chemistry and 54% change increase in Physics. Core Science and Additional Science show a doubling of their grades from last year.
Add to this, some really outstanding subject results including French 80%, Art 93%, Photography 85%, 3D Art 100%, Sport 100%, Drama 93%, the picture looks very bright for Frome College.
The average GCSE point score, which indicates how many GCSEs a student takes and how good the grades are, has also increased by 6% from last year and is higher than the National Average.