GCSE Results 2016
Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form celebrated another set of excellent results and hard work on Thursday as students received their GCSE grades with 76 per cent attaining 5 or more A*-C grades.
In maths, 70 per cent of students achieved A*-C with 92 per cent obtaining the same grades in additional science. In English Language, 70 per cent of students achieved A*-C. Overall, the percentage of students attaining 5 or more A*-C grades including English and maths rose to 61 per cent.
The success of students across the school saw 40 per cent achieve the EBacc qualification, up 8 per cent on last year’s results. Results increased in MFL, history and geography by at least 10 per cent.
Outstanding results were achieved in separate sciences; over half of students entered for Chemistry achieved A*/A grades.
Individual successes include Lucy Sibbring who achieved an impressive 10 A* 1A and a Distinction* in ICT. Charlie Bailey was delighted to achieve 6A* 5A and a Merit in ICT. Other notable successes include Georgia Carnall who achieved 10A 1A* and a Merit in ICT, Laura McManus who achieved 2A* 7A 2B and a Merit in ICT and Lewis Brindley who achieved 3A* 6A 2B and a Distinction* in ICT.
Rachael Johnson, Headteacher, said: “We are all very proud of the achievements of our students and they show just how committed they have been to realising their goals whilst supported and guided by teachers and staff at the school. It has been a privilege to work with this talented cohort and I look forward to welcoming back many of them into our Sixth Form.”
Thursday’s results follow last week’s A-level successes at the school, which saw an impressive 44 per cent of entries in Year 13 achieving A*/B grades or equivalent.
Year on year improvements in Sixth Form results
Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form are once again delighted to report that our students have achieved superbly in their A Level and BTEC Level 3 qualifications. 100% of BTEC students and 98.1% of A Level students passed their qualifications. In achieving these excellent results students have secured places at universities studying a diverse range of courses including English Language and Creative Writing, History, Education Studies and Software Engineering. Many other students have obtained places on higher level apprenticeships and will continue their studies through this extremely competitive route.
Particular successes include Megan Goodfellow who achieved AAA in Geography, Product Design and PE and will study Sport and Exercise Science at Staffordshire University. Emily Hall was delighted to achieve an A* in Sociology, an A in Media Studies and BB in Geography and English Literature. Neve Taylor also achieved an A* in Sociology, alongside A levels in English Literature and History and Matthew Porter was proud to achieve ABB in Geography, Business and History.
Students studying vocational subjects excelled once again. In Health and Social Care, Eleanor Barker, Kiera Hancock, Emily Moss and Megan West all achieved a stunning Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction*. In Sports Studies, Daniel Davies achieved Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* along with a C in Business Studies to secure a place at the University of Liverpool to study Business Management. Adam Hulme achieved Distinction* in ICT and Distinction* Distinction* and is continuing his studies on an ICT apprenticeship.
Matt Cooke, Head of Sixth Form said “Our A Level results have improved once again and are the best we have achieved at the school. Our Level 3 BTEC results remain at outstanding with 100% of students passing their qualifications. We are all incredibly proud of our year 13 students and their individual achievements. Our results show just how hardworking and committed the students are to achieving their goals as well as the dedication and support from teachers and staff at the school. It has been a privilege and a joy to work with this talented cohort of students and we wish all of them every success in the future.”