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BSCS celebrates “positive” Post-16 outcomes

Posted on Thursday 13th August 2015 at 10:16 pm by SH (Editor)

Top-achieving A-level students at Bradley Stoke Community School (l-r): Joe Stephenson, Catherine Lanyon, Peter Smyth, Gemma Jones and Josh Machado.

Post-16 students and staff are celebrating positive outcomes at Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) this week, with more students than ever gaining grades to be accepted onto university courses. The school has maintained its A-level results on a par with previous years but has seen improved outcomes in BTEC and vocational courses.

Almost all students who were seeking places on higher education courses gained places or are currently seeking alternatives at other institutions, and a number of others have secured apprenticeships.

The average A-level points score per entry was 207 (208 last year) and the average total points score per student was 704 (733 last year).  For vocational courses, the average points score per entry was 243 and average total points score per student was 758.

Other statistics released by the school show that:

  • 51 percent of all grades awarded were A*-B or equivalent
  • 100 percent of students passed at A-level
  • 72 percent of vocational qualification grades were either Distinction* or Distinction

Year 12 students also did well at the halfway point in their Post-16 studies.  At AS-level, 49 percent of grades awarded were A-C, whilst 64 percent of grades obtained in vocational qualifications were Distinction* or Distinction.

Significant individual successes highlighted by executive headteacher Dave Baker are:

A2 examination results

  • Harry Willis A*AAB
  • Peter Smyth AAA + A (EPQ)
  • Gemma Jones AADist*
  • Alex Sargent AAAB
  • Sophie Simmonds AAB
  • Joe Stephenson A*ADist*C
  • Matthew Portch AABC
  • Ramon Cebrian-Twist A*BBB
  • Josh Machado A*BB
  • Joe Murray Dist*Dist*Dist*

AS examination results

  • Tom Barrett AAACC
  • Sophie Deliot AAAB
  • Victoria King AAAB
  • Chloe Lorenzi AABC
  • Holly MacDonald AABB
  • Neave Spikings AADist*B

Across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) reported “stability across the grades” at A-level, with A*-A declining marginally by 0.1 percentage points to 25.9 percent; A*-B increasing by 0.4 percentage points to 52.8 percent and the pass rate (A*-E) rising by 0.1 percentage points to 98.1 percent.

Photo: Top-achieving A-level students at BSCS (l-r): Joe Stephenson, Catherine Lanyon, Peter Smyth, Gemma Jones and Josh Machado.

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