Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) is celebrating some outstanding achievements by its students in their A-levels and vocational qualification assessments this summer.
Mindful of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the departing cohort, a school spokesperson said:
“This has been truly remarkable given the challenging circumstances of the past 18 months and we are delighted for them as they launch into the next stage of their education and careers.”
Three Oxbridge places
The spokesperson continued:
“We are incredibly proud of what our students 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 three students gaining places at Oxbridge.”
“Students have also been successful at securing apprenticeships, and these include an Engineering Degree Apprenticeship at GE Aviation and an Advanced Degree Apprenticeship at the MoD.”
Notable individual successes highlighted by the school include:
- Matthew Quilt who achieved 4A*s (Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics) and is starting a Physics degree at the University of Oxford.
- Seb Deliot who achieved 4A*s (Biology, Maths, Further Maths and Physics) and is starting a Biomedical Engineering degree at Imperial College London.
- Thomas Newbold who achieved 4A*s (Computing, Maths, Further Maths and Physics) and is starting a Computer Science and Mathematics degree at the University of Exeter.
- Bethan Phillips who achieved 3A*s (Biology, Geography and History) and is starting a Geography degree at the University of Exeter.
- Daniel Ferguson who achieved 3A*s (Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths) and is starting a Chemical Engineering degree at the University of Birmingham.
- Daniel Ford who achieved 3A*s (Criminology, Geography and History) and is starting a History degree at the University of the West of England.
- Finlay Jones who achieved 3A*s (Maths, Further Maths and Physics) and is starting a Theoretical Physics degree at the University of Birmingham.
- Maddie Hilbert who achieved 3A*s (Business, Chemistry and History) and is starting a Sports and Exercise Science degree at the University of Loughborough.
- Sam Taylor who achieved 3A*s (Business Studies, Geography and Psychology) and is starting a Management degree at the University of Warwick.
- Naomi Adams who achieved 2A*s (Criminology and Product Design) and a Dist* (Media) and is starting a Product Design degree at the University of the West of England.
- Jack Ives who achieved 3Dist*s (Applied Science, IT and Media Studies) and is starting employment.
Students making the most progress from GCSEs to Post-16 include: Gethin Harding Evans, Nihad Kadi, Matthew Claxton, Ashley Bryant, Ethan Taylor, Sam Davey and Anna Wheatley.
This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards. The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic
Headteacher Steve Moir expressed his pride in the students’ achievements:
“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 with such a difficult and disrupted year. Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto further education and study, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.”
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. I wish them all the best with their future plans and hope they will come back and visit us.”
This article originally appeared in the September 2021 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine (on page 9). The magazine is delivered FREE, nine times a year, to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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