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Another year of “excellent” GCSE results at BSCS

Posted on Monday 17th September 2018 at 9:09 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of top performing GCSE students at Bradley Stoke Community School.

Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) students are celebrating another excellent set of GCSE results. The results come quick on the heels of the school’s inspection by Ofsted in May, which saw it rated ‘good’ in four of the areas measured and ‘outstanding’ in two.

A number of subject areas have performed exceptionally well – 70 percent of students achieved the government’s Basics measure in English and maths, with 87 percent of students in English achieving grade 4s or above and 72 percent grade 5s and above, both significantly above national averages. Student outcomes in science were excellent too, even with the significantly more challenging new curriculum. Here, 80 percent of students achieved a grade 4 or above and 53 percent were awarded a grade 5 or above, both well above national averages.

BSCS headteacher Steve Moir, commented:

“I’m absolutely thrilled for our students that their immense hard work has paid off to produce another brilliant year of results.”

“There are so many success stories, not just from the individuals in the spotlight for achieving the top grades, but for every young person who has surpassed their own personal targets and made remarkable progress, sometimes in very challenging circumstances.”

“This success is also the result of the dedication of our amazing staff, as well as the parents and families of our young people who do so much to help and support us.”

“Huge congratulations to all concerned. We wish students every success for the future.”

More: Some of the outstanding individual performances »

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Impressive set of Post-16 exam results at BSCS

Posted on Friday 7th September 2018 at 10:51 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of top performing Post-16 students at BSCS.

Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) students are celebrating another impressive set of Post-16 results, with 44 percent of all grades awarded being at A*-A and 59 percent A*-B.

Students from the 2018 cohort are going to a wide range of destinations including university, an apprenticeship or an offer of employment.

Over a quarter of the university offers received by students were from the top-tier Russell Group universities.

Of the students choosing not to progress to university, a number are set to commence apprenticeships with employers such as the Ministry of Defence, MIDAS and GKN Aerospace.

As always, there were some outstanding individual performances, including:

  • Joseph Chambers-Graham who achieved 4A*s (maths, further maths, computer science and physics) and will read mathematics and computer science at the University of Oxford
  • Emmanuelle Deliot who achieved 3A*s (French, law & psychology) and is leaving to study Chinese and French at the University of Leeds
  • Matteo Monaco who achieved 2A*s (maths and physics) and 2As (further maths and chemistry) and will be at Durham University next year studying physics
  • Enzo Steenkamp who achieved 1A* (physics) and 2As (maths and chemistry) and is going to complete an engineering degree apprenticeship at Airbus
  • Abi Todd who achieved 3As (maths, chemistry and biology) and is going to the University of Bristol to study medicine
  • Lauren Thawley who achieved 1A* (art) & 2Dist*s (media and IT) and is pursuing her love of fine art at the University of Worcester
  • Chloe Bowden who achieved 3As (history, psychology and law) and will study law at the University of Reading
  • Bethany Sell who achieved 3As (history, psychology & drama) and is going to the University of Exeter to study psychology

More: Psychology and law amongst strongest subject areas »

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BSCS celebrates renewed ‘good’ Ofsted rating

Posted on Wednesday 25th July 2018 at 11:01 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of BSCS staff and students. Standing is Steve Moir (headteacher); seated is Sharon Clark (head of primary phase).

Staff, governors and students at Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) are celebrating after receiving another positive report from Ofsted.

A team of five inspectors spent two days at the school in mid-May to carry out a ‘full’ inspection, the first since the school was judged to be ‘good’ in April 2013. Their conclusion, following what the headteacher describes as an “incredibly thorough and fair” inspection, is that BSCS retains its overall effectiveness rating of ‘good’.

In two of the six assessment categories, ‘effectiveness of leadership and management’ and ‘personal development, behaviour and welfare’, inspectors awarded the highest grading of ‘outstanding’. The other four categories were all rated ‘good’, including ‘early years provision’ which was being assessed for the first time since the school’s primary phase opened in September 2015.

Inspectors noted just two areas for improvement, both relating to “raising achievement further” – by focusing on progress made by students on academic courses in the sixth form and applying recently introduced developments in teaching and learning consistently across subjects.

More: Inspectors comment on "strong culture of self-improvement" »

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BSCS Young Enterprise team progress to regional final

Posted on Friday 18th May 2018 at 10:23 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of the team behind Bradley Stoke Community School’s student business Phonic Farm.

A company set up by a group of thirteen A-level students from Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) has made it through to the regional final of the Young Enterprise scheme after being crowned ‘programme winners’ in the area final.

Their business, Phonic Farm, is a literary company which sells phonic inspired cookbooks and recipes to encourage children to learn whilst having fun.

Guided by a volunteer business advisor, Nicole Crompton, marketing manager at Dunkley’s Accountants in Bradley Stoke, the students began their Young Enterprise journey last September. Their first tasks were to decide on a company structure and assign themselves individual roles on the board of directors, along with selecting a company name and a product range.

During the first term, various milestones were achieved, such as deciding to produce a Christmas cookbook with accompanying festive cookie cutters for their first trade fair experience at St Nicholas Market in Bristol. Here, the company did extremely well selling over £130 worth of product and being placed third within the overall Young Enterprise company competition on the day.

Following this success, the company decided to continue down the recipe route and develop a set of recipe cards. A second trade fair at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway in February saw the students sell £70 of product and receive positive feedback about the unique qualities of their product.

The area final, held on 26th April at Kingsweston House in Lawrence Weston, saw the BSCS students competing against seven other teams. The format of the event involved each enterprise using a trade stand to showcase their product to a team of judges, who also quizzed each group about their company reports. This was followed by a series of four-minute formal presentations, after which the judges retired to a ‘secret room’ to make their final decisions.

More: Team named ‘programme winners’. Next stop is regional final. »

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