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Mrs Daphne Howard, OBE

It is with sadness that I have to inform you that Mrs Daphne Howard, OBE, died on Wednesday 18th April 2018.

Before school reorganisation in Cheshire, Mrs Howard was Headteacher at Nantwich Girls Secondary Modern. In 1977, she became the first Headteacher of Brine Leas High School which combined the existing boys and girls school. Faced with the difficult task of physically amalgamating the two schools, two sets of staff and creating a mixed sex school, Mrs Howard enjoyed great success before finally retiring in 1986. She created a school which quickly became the school of choice for the local community by setting high standards and expecting the very best of all the children.

The funeral has been set for 1st May 2018 at 10.40am and will be held at Crewe Crematorium.

BL6 Applications

BL6Brine Leas Sixth Form are now taking applications for September 2018. You can view/download the BL6 Prospectus , Course Directory and Application Form from either Admissions section of the BL6 website or via the links below:

Excellent GCSE results at Brine Leas School once again mark 2017 as an outstanding success

The move from A* to G to 9 to 1 means that this year’s results cannot be meaningfully compared to those of previous years. All subjects except English and maths have been graded using existing measures of A* to G. However, the new 5 grade straddles part of a C to a B grade whilst the new grade 9 will only be awarded to 3% of the country. A grade 4 is defined as being a pass grade. To determine if the school has done well it can compare to internal targets that were set whilst it waits for the publication of Progress 8 data which will compare student performance at BLS with schools across the country.

The percentage of students gaining a pass (which equates to level 4 or above in 5 or more subjects including English and maths) is 79%. Over 5% of students from BLS gained a 9 in English, English Literature or maths. Across the board 29 students averaged better than an A in their Attainment 8 subjects. In terms of targets the school has met or exceeded virtually all internal measures. 24% of students gained an A* to A (or equivalent). With the new grade 9 included in the Attainment 8 figures 4 students averaged better than an A* and deserve recognition; Charlie Wilson, Luc Parry, Georgina Hardy and Tom Taylor. Overall the Attainment 8 figure is provisionally 50 with 25% achieving the E Bacc.

The gap between disadvantaged students and others has closed significantly from previous years. Students with an EHCP also performed above target.

It is worth commending many subject areas; in English 89% gained a 4 or better whilst in Maths the figure was 82%. In English 76% gained a 5 or better whilst in English Literature the figure was 71%. Working on the old system of grading in Triple science the figure for A* and A’s was over 50%. 16 individual subjects saw 25% or more of their students gain an A or an A*. Latin results came in with 100% at A or A*.

Andrew Cliffe, Headteacher, commented,
‘Students can only do their very best, supported by great teaching and families. This year the pattern across the board is outstanding with many students exceeding their wildest expectations whether that be 12 A*’s or a set of E and F’s. With a hybrid system of grading the 2017 results will be confusing for many people to understand but over time the headline figures will be comparable from year to year. However, we believe that this set of results are, once again, excellent.’

Easter Bulletin

Now Available to Download

The Easter bulletin is now available for you to download. This Easter edition celebrates our students achievements, school visits and contains lots of information about what going across the Brine Leas and BL6 and much more…

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Data Collection 2

Data Collection 2

Data collection 2 is now available for years 7, 8, 9, & 12 in the Reports section on My Child at School. If you have forgotten your login please use the Forgotten Login Details link on the sign in page.

My Child at School Login Page

Data Collection 4

Data Collection 4

Data collection 4 is now available for years 10, 11, & 13 in the Reports section on My Child at School. If you have forgotten your login please use the Forgotten Login Details link on the sign in page.

My Child at School Login Page

Heads Newsletter

February Edition

This edition includes feed back from the parents focus groups, celebrates Gold Standard achievers, gives an update on funding, mobile phones and much more.

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Work Experience Documentation

Documentation

Please find below links to the the Work Experience Documentation for you to download.

Form C
Self Placement Form
Information Booklet
Contact Information

English Progress

Years 7,8 and 9

Please look out for Progress Stickers in your child’s English exercise book this week. These will summarise their progress over the first term and indicate the ‘Next Step’ in learning.

English Curriculum Page

More Information

Exam and Revision Information

English Revision Details

April Edition

April’s ideas and strategies to help parents support their child as they study for their GCSE English subjects are now available to download. Previous resources can be found on both the Parents and English curriculum pages.
Email to Parents

GCSE English Literature – Paper 1

GCSE English Literature – Paper 2

Year 10 Presentations

Year 11 Revision Sessions

Revision sessions are now available for all Year 11 students to attend. These sessions are being held at both lunch time and after school. Click below to download your timetable today…

Year 11 Revision Timetable

Year 8 Exam Information

23rd April – 27th April 2018

Year 8 exams will be taking place on the week commencing Monday, 23rd April. Below are the Year 8 revision information and timetable for you to download.
Exam Timetable
Revision Information

Science Revision Resources

Science revision now available

Science revision information is now available on the Science revision page of the VLE. Click the link below to go directly to the page, but remember you will need to sign in
Science Revision Resources

What’s Going on at Brine Leas?

Week Commencing 23rd April Week 1

Monday
MFL Speaking Exams (Library)
Year 8 Exams
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club (CG19)
AmReg Year 7 & 10 Reading Buddies (Library)
12.30-1.05 KS3 Maths Catch Up Club (BF04)
Tuesday
MFL Speaking Exams (Library)
Year 8 Exams
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club (CG19)
12.30 Maths Pizza Club (BF04)
12.30-12.55 Book club (Library)
12.30-1.15 KS4 History Revision – Germany (AS05)
12.30-1.15 Chatterbox Group (CG19)
3.10-5.15 Year 9 & 10 Rounders Vs Alsager (away)
3.15-4.15 KS3 Humanities Homework Club (BG21)
3.15 Badminton Club
3.30-4.30 GCSE Trampoline, Badminton & Handball Practice
6.00-9.30 Community Education
Wednesday
MFL Speaking Exams (Library)
Year 8 Exams
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club (CG19)
9.15-3.15 Careers Appointments (BL6 Library)
12.30-1.15 Train Club (CG19)
1.15 Maths Challenge (Main Hall)
3.15-4.15 KS4 Catch Up Club (BG25)
3.15-4.30 Code Club (DG02)
3.30-4.30 GCSE Trampoline, Badminton & Handball Practice
Thursday
MFL Speaking Exams (Library)
Year 8 Exams
Junior Maths Challenge
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club (CG19)
12.30-1.15 Year 9 & 10 Mathletics Club (BF01)
12.40-1.10 Lionhearts (CG19)
3.30-4.30 GCSE Trampoline, Badminton & Handball Practice
4.00-6.30 Year 12 Parents Evening (BL6)
6.00-9.30 Community Education
Friday
MFL Speaking Exams (Library)
Year 8 Exams
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club (CG19)
12.30-1.10 Games & Friday Extra (Library)
12.30-1.15 KS4 History Revision – Restoration (AS09
12.30-1.15 Year 11 Maths Revision (BF02)
12.30-1.15 Chatterbox Group 2 (CG19)
3.30-4.30 Years 7, 8 & 9 Rugby Training

Week Commencing 30th April Week 2

Monday
MFL Speaking Exams (Library)
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club (CG19)
AmReg Year 7 & 10 Reading Buddies (Library)
12.30-1.05 KS3 Maths Catch Up Club (BF04)
3.15-4.30 Years 7, 8 & 9 Rugby Training
Tuesday
MFL Speaking Exams (Library)
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club (CG19)
AmReg-3.15 Interhouse Bake Off
12.30 Maths Year 11 Pizza Club (BF04)
12.30-1.55 Book Club (Library)
12.30-1.15 Chatterbox Group 1 (CG19)
12.30-1.15 KS4 History Revision – Germany (AS05)
12.30-1.30 School Parliament (BL6 Boardroom)
3.10-5.30 Years 7 & 8 Rounders Vs Eaton Bank (away)
3.15-4.15 KS3 Hums Homework Club (BG21)
3.30-4.30 Badminton Club
6.00-9.30 Community Education
Wednesday
MFL Speaking Exams (Library)
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club (CG19)
9.15-3.15 Careers appointments (BL6 Library)
12.30-1.15 Train Club (CG19)
1.15-3.15 Year 12 EPQ Tutorials (BL6 Coffee Shop)
1.15-3.15 Interhouse Bake Off
3.15-4.15 KS4 Catch Up Club (BG25)
3.15-4.30 Code Club (DG02)
Thursday
MFL Speaking Exams (Library)
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club (CG19)
10.15-11.15 D & T Exam
12.30-1.15 Years 9 & 10 Mathletics Club (BF01)
12.40-1.10 Lionhearts (CG19)
1.15-2.15 D & T Exam
6.00-9.30 Community Education
Friday
MFL Speaking Exams (Library)
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club (CG19)
12.30-1.10 Games & Friday Extra (Library)
12.30-1.15 Chatterbox Group 2 (CG19)
12.30-1.15 KS4 History Revision – Restoration (AS09)