Bradley Stoke Community School reports that its 2020 Post-16 grades are “broadly in line with the strong outcomes of last year“, with all students managing to secure places at their chosen universities and apprenticeship opportunities.
Mindful of the impact of the Covid-19 emergency on the departing cohort, a school spokesperson said:
“This has been a truly remarkable achievement by our Post-16 students, in the most challenging of circumstances, and we are delighted for them as they launch into the next stage of their education and careers.”
“We are incredibly proud of what they have achieved with the support of our fantastic staff, including our outstanding Post-16 guidance team. Their specialist knowledge has been a key factor in students applying for and gaining such fantastic opportunities at top Russell Group universities (including a place at Cambridge) and apprenticeships with employers including Dyson and the MoD.”
Notable individual successes highlighted by the school include:
- Ben Reeves who achieved 2A*s (Maths and Further Maths) and 2As (Physics and Product Design) and starts an Apprenticeship at Dyson in September.
- Ethan Buckler who achieved 3As (Maths, Further Maths and Computing) and a B (Physics) and is starting a Maths degree at Bath University.
- Daniel Giuliani who achieved 3 Dist*s (Applied Science, ICT and Media) and starts a Film, Television and Digital Production course at Bath Spa in September.
- James Mann who achieved an A* (Computing), an A (Maths), a B (Further Maths) and a C (Physics) is starting a software apprenticeship at Renishaw Engineering.
- Nicholas Sequeiros-Engel who achieved 2A*s (Sociology and Physics) and 2As (History and Core Maths) and starts a Law degree at University College, London.
- Mia Vindel who achieved an A* (Geography), an A (Maths) and a B (Physics) is starting a degree in Geography at University College, London.
- Joshua Tutin who achieved an A* (Further Maths), 2As (Physics and Maths [Maths achieved 4 years ago remarkably!]) and a B (Computing) and starts a Maths degree at the University of the West of England in September.
- Elena Morris who achieved an A* (Art), an A (Criminology) and a B (History) and is taking a Gap Year next year.
- Sophie Robertson who achieved a Dist* (Media), an A (Sociology) and a B (Psychology) and is now taking a Gap Year.
- Gabriel Prasal who achieved a Dist* (ICT) an A (Product Design) and a B (Core Maths) and starts his Product Design course at the University of the West of England in September.
- Sophie Frampton who achieved 3As (Psychology, Sociology and Core Maths) and a B (Art) and is starting a degree in Illustration at the University of Gloucestershire in September.
The school also reports that Danielle Fear, who achieved 2A*s (Psychology and Sociology) and an A (History) last year and who has been taking a Gap Year has secured a place at the University of Cambridge to study Education.
Headteacher Steve Moir expressed his pride in the students’ achievement:
“Our students and staff have worked incredibly hard and showed amazing resilience and commitment to achieve these results. We are very proud of how they have coped during lockdown and the fact that all of them have secured their university places and apprenticeships is a real testament to that. We wish all of them every success in their exciting next steps.”
Assistant headteacher and director of Post-16, Tom Hill, added:
“I am thrilled that all the effort and relentless commitment that students have shown over the past two years has paid off. The past six months have been a real challenge for us all but especially for this group of students whose schooling was suddenly cut short, I wish them all the best with their future plans and hope they will come back and visit us.”
Update (22nd August 2020)
The grades included in this article are the algorithm-based ones issued on results day. Following the subsequent decision by the government to revert to centre-assessed A-level grades, some of the information shown may now be incorrect. We have approached the school to ask for the amended data and will update the article once this has been forthcoming.
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