Post-16 exam results hit new highs at BSCS

Top performing Post-16 students at Bradley Stoke Community School

Students at Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) have recorded the school’s “best ever” Post-16 examination results.

Seventy-one percent of all grades awarded at A-level were A*-C and 46 percent were A*-B (42 percent last year).

Over 80 percent of the grades awarded for vocational qualifications were at the highest levels of Distinction and Distinction* (78 percent in 2016).

Headteacher Steve Moir said:

“We have seen some wonderful achievement by students, superbly supported by staff at the school.”

“We are proud that students’ progress from their GCSE results to their A-level grades is also significantly positive and the highest the school has ever achieved.”

“As ever, there have been numerous outstanding individual performances, and we are delighted that virtually all students have secured places on higher education courses and apprenticeships at their first choice institutions or employers.”

Outstanding individual performances

  • Chloe Marsh A*A*Dist
  • Olivia Wheeler A*AA
  • Louise Beasant Dist*Dist*A
  • Kelsey Dyke AADist
  • Marcos Manning AAA
  • Emily Porter AAA
  • Victoria Barby-Moule Dist*AB
  • Alice Higginson AAB
  • Varun Thapa AAB
  • Nick White AAB
  • Ella Grove A*BB
  • Adam Thorpe A*BC

Students heading for places at top universities include:

  • Olivia Wheeler, who will be studying Biochemistry at the University of Bristol
  • Marcos Manning, who will be studying Computer Science at the University of Birmingham
  • Emily Porter, who will be studying Mathematics at the University of Exeter
  • Victoria Barby-Moule who will be studying Psychology at the University of Nottingham
  • Varun Thapa, who will be studying Aerospace Engineering at the University of Nottingham
  • Adam Thorpe, who will be studying Computer science with an industrial year at the University of Birmingham

Across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) reported that “A level results and entries remain steady during a period of significant reform”. The proportion of A*-A grades awarded increased by 0.5 percentage points to 26.3 percent and the pass rate (A*-E) dropped by 0.2 points to 97.9 percent.

Photo (l-r): Olivia Wheeler, Ella Grove, Alice Higginson, Emily Porter, Vicky Barby-Moule, Elizabeth Pawling, Chloe Marsh, Kelsey Dyke, Varun Thapa, Marcos Manning, Adam Thorpe and Nick White

This article originally appeared in the September 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 17). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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