Welcome to our website
Shuttleworth is still a relatively new college which is now making excellent progress. We have a truly comprehensive intake, ranging from very able students to those who need additional support, and we are equally proud of all of their achievements. Examination results have improved significantly over the last two years and we are determined to build on this success and provide an outstanding education for all our students.
Our new building is impressive and has provided us with excellent facilities and resources for teaching and learning. Staff have high expectations of all our students and interesting and engaging lessons ensure that they are motivated and want to learn. Similarly, relationships between staff and students are good and our new Behaviour Policy, introduced this September, ensures that poor behaviour is not tolerated and that students are recognised and rewarded for getting things right. Shuttleworth is a happy community, something that we feel is essential if our students are to fulfil their potential.
We hope that you will find our website interesting and informative. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to arrange a visit to Shuttleworth or if there is anything else you would like to know.
Onwards and upwards!
Examination performance has improved significantly again this year! Shuttleworth is now comfortably above the Government’s floor targets with 47% of our students achieving 5 higher GCSE grades including English and Maths, up from 40% in 2011, and 85% of our students achieving the equivalent of 5 higher GCSE grades, a huge increase and up from just 52% last year.
Whilst we are delighted that we have improved yet again, we are a little disappointed too. You may well have seen television reports or read about the decision of the Exams Authority to change the Grade Boundaries for English for the June examination this year and how this has affected student and school results. If the grade boundary had not been changed, and no-one is really sure why it was, 30 more of our students would have achieved a higher GCSE grade in English and 62% of our students would have achieved the magic measure of 5 higher GCSE grades including English and Maths instead of 47%, a result which would have been absolutely outstanding. Many schools, including other local schools and colleges, were not affected by the changes as their students took their English exam in January and were marked against the old grade boundary so we do feel that we, and more importantly the students concerned, have been treated a little unfairly.
Our Mathematics results were particularly pleasing; 75% of our students achieved a higher GCSE grade with 24 of them achieving an A* or A grade. Indeed, 72% of our students achieved 5 higher GCSE grades including Mathematics!
Although there have been some outstanding individual successes, we are proud of the achievements of all of our students, many of whom overcame personal difficulties or challenges to succeed. Clearly, we are determined to build on this success and make further progress next year; we want to provide an outstanding education for all our students and ensure that they all enjoy college and succeed.