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My Child at School Parent Interface

My Child at SchoolOn Friday 16th February the new My Child At School parent interface will be going live.

You can download the MCAS parent quick guide using the link below. This will give you basic information on how to login and navigate through the pages

University of Keele Senior Maths Team Challenge

University of Keele Maths Challenge

Congratulations to our BL6 mathematicians for winning the University of Keele Senior Maths Team Challenge.

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.’

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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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Data Collection3

Data Collection 3

Data collection 3 is now available for years 10, 11, & 13 in the Reports section on My Child at School. If you don’t have a login or have forgotten your password please contact our Data Team at data.team@brineleas.co.uk who will be able to assist you further

My Child at School Login Page

Year 9 Options

KS4 Options

KS4 Options page details all the key dates for the Year 9 options process and contains a link for you to download the 2018 Options Booklet.

KS4 Options

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

Data Collection 1

Data Collection 1

Data collection 1 is now available for years 7, 8, 9, & 12 in the Reports section on My Child at School. If you don’t have a login or have forgotten your password please contact our Data Team at data.team@brineleas.co.uk who will be able to assist you further

My Child at School Login Page

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

February Edition

February’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
Change in Macbeth Question
Context of Macbeth & James 1
Duncan Death Interest

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

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

What’s Going on at Brine Leas?

Week Commencing 19th February – Half Term

Monday
Half Term
Tuesday
Half Term
Wednesday
Half Term
Thursday
Half Term
Friday
Half Term
Ski Visit Returns

Week Commencing 26th February – Week 1

Monday
SCHOOL RE-OPENS
8.30-9.30 Breakfast Club (CG19)
AmReg Year 7 & 10 Reading Buddies (Library)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Technology (CG20)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – RE (AS10)
12.30-1.05 KS3 Maths Catch Up Club (BF04)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Music (AG28)
Tuesday
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club (CG19)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – History (Skills/Exam practice) (AS05)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Technology (CG20)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG35)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG34)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Science (Revision/Drop in) (BG02)
12.30-12.55 Book Club (Library)
12.30-1.15 Humanities KS4 Drop In (AS05)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG34)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Business Studies (DG01)
3.15-4.15 KS3 Humanities Homework Club (BG21)
3.30-5.15 Primary Netball Competition (Sports Hall)
6.00-9.30 Community Education
Wednesday
8.30-9.30 Breakfast Club (CG19)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Maths (BF09)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Technology (CG20)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG34)
12.30-1.45 Train Club (CG19)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Tech – PD, RM, Food, Textiles (CG20)
3.15-4.15 KS4 Catch Up Club (BG15)
3.15-4.30 Code Club (DG02)
Thursday
French Exchange Departs
8.30-9.30 Breakfast Club (CG19)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – English (poetry) (DG04)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – ICT/CS (DG02)
12.30-1.15 Years 9 & 10 Mathletics Club (BF01)
1.00-1.30 Lionhearts (CG19)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG35)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Spanish (AF05)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Business Studies (DG01)
6.00-9.30 Community Education
Friday
8.30-9.30 Breakfast Club (CG19)
9.00-9.45 Year 10 & 12 Engineering Speaker (Main Hall)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – History – Content (AS09)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – French – Revision and speaking workshop (AF07)
12.30-1.10 Games & Friday Extra (Library)
12.30-1.15 Year 11 Maths Revision (BF02)
12.30-1.30 Chatterbox (CG19)
12.30-1.15 Social Science & EPQ Clinic (6Le1)
12.30-1.15 KS4 Humanities Drop In (AS09)
2.15-3.15 Year 11 Revision Master class (Main Hall)