Examination Results

GCSE Results 2017

Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form celebrated another set of excellent results on Thursday as students rose to the challenge of the new GCSEs in English and maths.

In English, 82% of students achieved the new standard pass (grade 4), with an impressive 62% achieving the strong pass of a grade 5. An encouraging 68% of students achieved a pass in the new, more demanding, GCSE maths. In both English and maths, almost 1 in 5 entries were awarded the highest grades of 7-9. In all, 18% of students gained at least 5 A/A* grades (or equivalent).

Outstanding results were achieved in separate sciences; 57% of students entered for chemistry achieved A*/A grades, and nearly half of those students studying physics and biology got these top grades.

A remarkable 33% attained the English Baccalaureate with strong 5+ passes in English and maths.

Individual successes include Maisie Johnstone who achieved an impressive 7 A/A* grades in addition to 8s in English and maths. Lewis Callear gained 4 A*s, 2 As with a 9 in maths and an 8 in English Literature. Joseph Gibson gained 5A*s, two grade As, a 9 in maths, a Distinction* in music technology. A number of other students were awarded the new top grade of a 9 across English and maths.

Rachael Johnson, headteacher, said: ‘We are all very proud of the students’ achievements and they show just how committed they have been to realising their goals. I am very grateful to the staff for their unfailing commitment to our students and to the continuing improvement of our school.

While there are many outstanding individual sets of results, there are many other students who worked extremely hard, achieved beyond their expectations, and thoroughly deserve their success and our congratulations.

It has been a privilege to work with such a wonderful group of students and I look forward to welcoming back many of them into our Sixth Form.’

Outstanding Sixth Form Results! Students and staff celebrate some outstanding sixth form results at Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form

Students and staff are celebrating some outstanding results at Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form. This year, all students who were entered for a BTEC Diploma passed, and 99% of A Level entries were passes. With the help of these grades students have secured places at a range of universities from Aston to Manchester on a diverse range courses which include biomedical science, graphic design, law and photo journalism. Many other students are looking forward to starting on the higher level apprenticeships that they have obtained.

Particular successes include Alex Edwards who obtained an A* in maths and an A in further maths, which has enabled him to secure a place at Manchester University to study maths. Bonnie Poole-Franklin was delighted that her hard work was rewarded with an A* in sociology, an A grade in psychology and an A in English language and will go on to study primary education at Derby University.

Students studying vocational subjects excelled once again. In health and social care, Alisha-Ann Leese gained a stunning Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction*; Sarah Davies gained a Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction; and Charlotte Appleby was awarded a Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction. She is going on to study education at Staffordshire University.

Headteacher, Rachael Johnson, said, ‘I am absolutely thrilled that the hard work of our students, alongside the guidance and support from staff has culminated in such a breadth of achievement across both A Level and vocational subjects. We wish all of our students the very best for their next steps, whether that be Higher Education, an Apprenticeship or employment.’