After Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form’s pleasing A level results last week, the school celebrated another set of excellent results on Thursday as students received their GCSE grades.
A remarkable 66% of students gained a strong pass in English, and 83% of students achieved a standard pass or better. There were
similar successes in maths where 72% of students achieved a standard pass or better. Across other areas of the curriculum, 27% of history candidates gained a 7, 8 or 9 grade and in RE 32% of candidates gained those grades. Outstanding results were also celebrated in vocational subjects, including health and social care.
Against the background of a year in which nationally results were a lot lower than recently at Key Stage 4, there were some outstanding individual results, too, with Branden Hardy gaining 5 9s and Eli Xu gaining 8 GCSEs at 9 or 8.
Rachael Johnson, Headteacher, said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to share in the successes of our wonderful students. Their amazing results are a testament to their hard work and dedication. We wish them all the very best for the next steps in their education.’
A Level Results Day
Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form is pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their A levels and BTECs this summer. We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of all our students in a year when the highest grades have been harder to gain than in the previous two years.
Tommy Hart gained an incredible four A* grades in maths, further maths, chemistry and physics, also gaining an A* in his Extended Project Qualification. Tommy will study for a degree in mathematics and chemistry at Keele University. Ellie Rogers gained an A* in maths together with As in further maths and chemistry. She is looking forward to taking her place at the University of Bath to study an integrated Masters degree in mathematics. Students performed extremely well in vocational subjects, too, with Trinity Colclough, Keara Hill and Amelia Shingler passing their health and social care BTEC with three starred Distinctions. Trinity will take up her offer to study midwifery and Keara, counselling and psychology both at Keele University.
This year, following the disruptions of the pandemic, the standards required in examinations have returned to the usual high expectations, but our students have demonstrated their commitment to hard work by rising to that challenge superbly.
Rachael Johnson, Headteacher said: ‘‘We are incredibly proud of the achievements of such a wonderful group of students. Coming through the turbulence of
their GCSE years to approach their final examinations with such focus and dedication is a credit to their maturity. We wish them all the best for the future.’’
Claire Alford, Head of Sixth Form said, “I am very proud of our Year 13 students, they faced a unique set of circumstances and have shown the resilience needed to rise to the challenges of their A Levels and BTECs. Over the past two years I have seen our students show personal growth and development, thrive in their different experiences and prepare for the future. It has been a pleasure today to celebrate and share in their achievements”.