Bradley Stoke students celebrate achievements in Post-16 qualifications

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Post-16 students at Bradley Stoke Community School celebrate their examination results. Photo credit: BSCS

Students at Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) are celebrating their achievements in A-level and vocational qualifications following the publication of assessment results earlier today (Thursday 17th August 2023).

For many of the students in this cohort it was their first experience of sitting public examinations as their GCSE examinations two years ago were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The school reports that 20 percent of all A-level grades awarded were at A*-A, and 42 percent A*-B.

The BSCS A-level figures are both below this year’s national averages for England, which Ofqual says have come in at 26.5 percent and 52.7 percent respectively.

Taking vocational qualification results into account as well as A-levels, this year’s figures at BSCS are 33 percent at A*-A and 61 percent at A*-B. These rates are similar to the 32 percent and 62 percent figures the school recorded in 2019, the last year in which public examinations were held.

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Headteacher Peter Lynch expressed his pride in the students’ achievements:

“Our students worked incredibly hard and showed resilience and commitment to achieve these results. I would also like to extend my thanks to our dedicated staff, who always set high standards and have supported our young people to help them fulfil their potential. We wish everyone receiving their results today every success with whatever they choose to do next.”

Assistant headteacher and head of Post-16, Sadie McCombe, added:

“These are fantastic results for our students and have come as a direct result of the relentless commitment and effort that the students and staff have put in over the past two years. I am so pleased that their efforts have been recognised and wish them the best for the future.”


Notable successes

Individual attainment and progress successes highlighted by the school are:

  • James Williams, who achieved 2A*s (Maths and Further Maths), 1A (Physics) and 1B (Business Studies), and will be studying Mathematics at The University of Warwick in the autumn.
  • Micah Ferguson, who achieved 2A* (Maths and Physics) and 1A (Product Design), and will be studying Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield in the autumn.
  • Amanda Dix, who achieved 1A* (Sociology) and 2As (Psychology and Criminology), and will be studying Psychology with a Professional Placement at the University of Exeter in the autumn.
  • Lucy Rudrum, who achieved 1A* (Psychology) and 2As (Biology and Chemistry), and will be studying Psychology at the University of Birmingham in the autumn.
  • Robson Palmer, who achieved 1A* (Maths) and 2As (Computer Science, Photography), and will be taking a Gap Year next year.
  • Akshita Jain, who achieved 3As (Business Studies, Economics and Geography) and 1B (Maths), and will be studying Law at The University of Birmingham in the autumn.
  • Jack Warriner, who achieved 1A* (Maths), 1A (Further Maths) and 2Bs (Computing, Physics), and will be studying Computer Science at Cardiff University in the autumn.
  • Charlotte Inman, who achieved 3As (Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology), and will be studying Law at the University of Birmingham in the autumn.
  • Honey Tremlin, who achieved 3As (English Literature, Psychology, and Sociology), and will be studying English Literature at the University of Bristol in the autumn.
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Dave Baker, Olympus Academy Trust CEO, said:

“I offer my congratulations to each and every student for these great results, achieved against the backdrop of a global pandemic over the last three years. I would also like to thank and pay tribute to our dedicated staff who have supported students through their studies and who are now focused on ensuring that all students have next steps in place after these results.”

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