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, every single student entered for a BTEC Diploma gained their qualification, and there were many fantastic results at A level, too. With the help of these grades students have secured places at a range of universities from York to Bristol on a diverse range of courses which include ethics, religion and philosophy; medicine; and English language. Many other students are looking forward to starting on the higher level apprenticeships that they have obtained.
Particular successes include Charlie Bailey who obtained three As in biology, chemistry and psychology, and who will be going to Bristol to study cellular and molecular medicine. Nathan Shackman was delighted with his A in business studies, A in maths and B in further maths and intends to study mathematics at Birmingham University.
Students studying vocational subjects excelled once again. In health and social care, Millie Dale and Chloe Muldoon gained a stunning Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction; Megan Myatt and Catherine Hawkins gained a Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction.
Headteacher, Rachael Johnson, said, ‘We are immensely proud of the achievements of our students. At a time when A level and BTEC programmes nationally have been subject to significant change, our staff and students have risen to this challenge remarkably well. We are delighted to see so many students have secured their first choice university places or apprenticeships. We wish them all the best for the future.’
Darren Edge, Head of Sixth Form, added, ‘I am very proud of the successes achieved this year especially given the rigour required with the new A level specification. I wish all of our students continued success in the choices that they now make following their sixth form education.’
Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form celebrated another set of excellent results on Thursday as students received their GCSE grades.
A remarkable 35% attained the English Baccalaureate with standard passes in English and maths. In English, 79% of students achieved a standard pass or better. In maths, 67% of students achieved a standard pass or more.
Outstanding results were achieved in separate sciences; 71% of students entered for chemistry achieved 9-7 grades, the equivalent of the old A-A* and 100% of students entered gained at least a pass in physics, biology and chemistry; 38% of students gained a 9-7 grade in religious studies and 26% in history.
Individual successes include Joe Bailey, who gained four 9s, three 8s and an A in product design. Lucy Pepper gained three 9s, three 8s, four 7s and an A. Grace Bradley gained two 9s, two 8s, three 7s and an A. Iona Eyre gained seven 8s, two 7s and a Distinction*.
Some students also made fantastic progress in their time at the school, with Charlotte Jackson gaining an average three grades higher than her targets and Grace Bradley, Lucy Pepper, Elizabeth Smith and James Deacon gaining 2 or more grades more than an average student would be expected to.
Rachael Johnson, Headteacher, said: It has been an absolute pleasure to share in the successes of our wonderful Year 11 students during our results morning. There have been many smiles and tears of joy as they celebrate the result of their hard work over their time in school. I am delighted that we are welcoming so many of them back into our sixth form when the hard work can start again!