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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.”

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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

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‘Record breaking’ GCSE results at BSCS

Posted on Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 9:21 pm by SH (Editor)

Top performing GCSE students at Bradley Stoke Community School.

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.”

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Post-16 exam results hit new highs at BSCS

Posted on Tuesday 12th September 2017 at 9:56 pm by SH (Editor)

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

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