‘Coming to CIS is the best decision we ever made’

(Posted on 21/08/20)

Chester International School (CIS) are celebrating a fantastic set of GCSE awards after what has been an extraordinary year for the class of 2020.  When lockdown hit, the students made a seamless transition to an online learning model to finish their courses.  The students were surprised and saddened to find out that they would not be sitting their exams however with teachers providing Centre Assessed Grades students were able to receive awards indicative of their ability, hard work and commitment towards their GCSEs. 

The class of 2020 have grown into kind, caring, independent individuals with problem solving and critical thinking skills which they will carry through to the next step of their educational journey.  Through the interdisciplinary curriculum at CIS they have been involved in a range of projects throughout the year including developing sustainable lifestyle initiatives to bringing positive changes to the community and leading journeys of self-discovery, awareness and personal growth. 

GCSE results day has been filled with excitement, laughter and happy tears as the students following social distancing rules came to collect and celebrate their results.  Siblings Keiran and Sarah were over the moon with their results.  Kieran will be going on to college to study Public Services.  Sarah acheived a grade 9 in English Language and a collection of grade 8's.  She will be staying on at the sixth form to complete the Diploma Programme with a view to studying Veterinary Science at University.


Pictured left to right:  Sarah, Kieran and Daniel.

‘It has been wonderful day, we are absolutely delighted to witness our amazing students receive their well-deserved grade awards.  Our students are now equipped for the next step in their journey and we can’t wait to have them back with us on the 1st September as they embark on their International Baccalaureate pathways’ says Principal Katrina Brown. 

Pictured left to right: Lauren and Maisey Year 11.

Lauren and her mother stated that coming along to CIS was the best decision we ever made.  Chester international School is a 14-19 school, transition at year 10 has been an excellent choice for its students.  With a focus on a personalised approach, learners are in the driving seat of their educational journey.

‘We have an outstanding pastoral and academic support team to help bring the best out of young people.  Our students have navigated both personal and academic challenges over the past two years.  They have demonstrated the grit and maturity through these difficult times.  We wish them all the success in their chosen future pathways’ cheered Francesca McCormick, Assistant Principal for Culture and Wellbeing. 

Year 10 spaces are full for 2020-21 and applications for September 2021 open on September 1st.   There is still availability in the sixth form so if anyone is still thinking about their next steps and would like some guidance then they should get in touch with the Principal at kbrown@chesterinternational.co.uk to find out more.