Students at Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) have been celebrating a ‘record breaking’ set of GCSE results which this year included the best set of English and maths grades in the school’s history. This is despite the introduction of the new GCSEs, which are significantly more difficult than in previous years.
Seventy percent of students achieved 5A*-C including passes in English and Maths (68 percent in 2016) and the new measure of Basics (‘pass’ level in both English and maths) was achieved by 71 percent of students.
For the first time this year, English literature, English language and maths have been graded on a scale of 1 to 9, with 4 being a ‘standard pass’ that is equivalent to the grade C of previous years. Grade 9 is the highest grade and is awarded to fewer pupils than the previous A*.
The school has maintained its excellent Progress 8 score from last year, when it was the highest in South Gloucestershire. This measures how well pupils have achieved from their starting point when they entered secondary school.
BSCS also reports that the performance of its vulnerable students has improved again this year, further narrowing the attainment gap.
Headteacher Steve Moir commented:
“This has been another brilliant set of results for us with both English and maths achieving their best ever performances. The school has always focused on ensuring that every student achieves and I am delighted that this continues to be the case. GCSEs are getting notably harder, so it is very pleasing to see that our results have continued to climb from previous years and this is down to the dedication and hard work of our students and staff.”
Olympus Academy Trust CEO Dave Baker said:
“It is wonderful to see students doing well again this year at BSCS and credit is due to students for the hard work and commitment they have shown to achieve these results, but also to Steve Moir, headteacher, and his staff team for the tremendous support they have provided to enable students to do so well again.”
Outstanding individual performances
- Priya Mistry 3Gr9, 6A* and 3A
- Ryan Edwards 3Gr9, 5A*, 4A
- Lily Whyler 1Gr9, 1Gr8, 1Gr7, 6A*, 2A 1B
- Emma Draper 2Gr8, 1Gr7, 5A*, 3A, 1B
- Lauren Hicks 3Gr8, 4A*, 4A, 1C
- Jessica Lomax 1Gr9, 1Gr8, 1Gr7, 1A*, 7A
- Ben Hulin 2Gr8, 1Gr7, 3A*, 2A, 2B
- Amy Powell 2Gr8, 1Gr7, 2A*, 7A
- Lucie Hulin 1Gr9, 1Gr8, 1Gr6, 2A*, 5A, 2B
- Molly Barrett 1Gr9, 2Gr7, 1A*, 6A, 2B
- Danielle Fear 1Gr9, 2Gr6, 1A*, 5A
- Scott Warburton 2Gr8, 1Gr6, 3A*, 2A, 4B
Photo – Back row (l-r): Emma Draper, Ben Hulin, Lauren Hicks, Peter Lynch (deputy headteacher), Jessica Lomax, Ryan Edwards, Scott Warburton, Lucie Hulin and Amy Powell. Front row (l-r): Priya Mistry and Molly Barrett.
This article originally appeared in the September 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 7). 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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