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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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Best ever GCSE examination results at BSCS

Posted on Monday 12th September 2016 at 9:08 pm by SH (Editor)

Top-achieving GCSE students at Bradley Stoke Community School. L-r: Sophie Brain, Mrudula Hirimagalur, Cristina Lojo, Thomas Smyth, Sadelle Onamade, Rachel Bennett, Emmanuelle Deliot and Abi Todd.

Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) has posted its best ever GCSE outcomes, marking a significant improvement in comparison with last year. Sixty-eight percent of students achieved 5A*-C including English and maths (54 percent last year). The new measure of ‘basics’ (English and maths A*-C combined) was achieved by 69 percent of students. English GCSE saw an impressive 82 percent of students achieving an A*-C grade and maths a best ever GCSE A*-C of 73 percent.

As ever, there were some amazing performances by individual students, with some of the highest achievers listed below with their outcomes.

Olympus Academy Trust CEO and executive headteacher, Dave Baker, said:

“These GCSE outcomes are the result of hard work by staff and students at Bradley Stoke Community School and they deserve full credit for them. It is a remarkable achievement that headteacher Steve Moir, in his first year in post, has overseen an increase in GCSE results of over 14 percentage points from last year. Steve and his senior leadership team have planned carefully for this success and it bodes well for future years!”

Bradley Stoke Community School headteacher Steve Moir said:

“We are delighted for the students in achieving these outstanding results. It is down to the combined commitment and hard work from all of our staff and students.”

The overall figures for schools in South Gloucestershire saw 57 percent of students achieving 5A*-C grades including English and maths, an improvement of four percentage points over 2015.

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BSCS staff “delighted” with Post-16 outcomes

Posted on Tuesday 6th September 2016 at 8:53 pm by SH (Editor)

Top-achieving A-level students at Bradley Stoke Community School. Back row (l-r): Erin Pruett, Chloe Lorenzi, Alexandra McCallum and Victoria King. Front row (l-r): Annabel Phillips, Neave Spikings, Sophie Deliot and Holly Macdonald.

It has been another strong year for Post-16 outcomes at Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS). A-level students have averaged 32 points (grade C), which the school says is slightly above the results for the last two years.

Forty-two percent of all grades awarded at A-level were A*-B (51 percent last year) and there was a 99.5 percent overall pass rate.

Vocational results were outstanding again with 78 percent of grades awarded being Distinction* or Distinction (72 percent last year). The average grade achieved was a high Distinction.

This year’s results included some fantastic individual performances (see below). Star performers include Sophie Deliot, Holly Macdonald, Erin Pruett, Chloe Lorenzi and Neave Spikings.

Sophie Deliot achieved an A* in Geography and As in Mathematics and Psychology and will be studying Geography at Durham University.

Holly Macdonald achieved an A* in Accounting and As in English Language and Business Studies. Holly has been offered a place on the School Leaver Programme with Price Waterhouse Cooper as a Business Consultant.

Erin Pruett achieved an A* in Geography, an A in English Literature and a B in Physical Education and she has a place to study Geography and Sport Science at Loughborough University.

Chloe Lorenzi achieved As in French and Textiles and a B in Chemistry and she has secured a place to study Fashion Design at the University of Leeds.

Neave Spikings achieved a Distinction* in Music Technology BTEC, an A in Computer Science and a B in Mathematics. Neave will be studying Film and Television Production at the University of York.

Year 12 AS-level students also produced some excellent results in what the school described as a “year of change”, which saw a mixture of ‘reformed’ and ‘legacy’ examinations being sat.

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