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2018 sees an outstanding set of GCSE results

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The percentage of students gaining a pass (which equates to level 4 or above in 5 or more subjects including English and maths) is 80%. Across the board 50 students (an amazing 24% of the Year group) averaged a level 7 or better in all their Attainment 8 subjects. In terms of targets, the school has met or exceeded virtually all internal measures. Overall the Attainment 8 figure is (provisionally) an excellent 55 points, up considerably from last year, with 31% achieving the English Baccalaureate.

  • Attainment 8: 55 pts
  • 20% of cohort gained Grade 7 or above in English and Maths
  • 45% of the cohort gained Grade 7 or above in English
  • 57% of the cohort gained Grade 5 or above in English and Maths
  • 78% of the cohort gained Grade 5 or above in English
  • 80% of the cohort gained Grade 4 or above in English and Maths
  • There were 136 Grade 9’s – a lot higher than would be expected
  • 30% of all GCSE grades are Grade 7 or above (including A*/A grade for Legacy subjects)
  • 3 students gained straight grade 9’s (90 Attainment 8 points)
  • 50 students (24%) gained 70 or more Attainment 8 points (equivalent to straight A grades and better in old money!)

Andrew Cliffe, Headteacher, commented, ‘We thought we had been successful twelve months ago; this year, in every measure, we have improved on, and beaten, our challenging targets. This set of results are excellent. Students can only try to meet their challenge targets, supported by great teaching and encouraging families. All students are different and their very best could be a set of grades at 9’s and 8’s or it may be results featuring level 4’s and 3’s. Most students achieved a positive value added which shows their hard work and commitment. I am delighted with the success of our students and for nearly all of them it will allow them to move smoothly to the next stage of their lives. ’

Many students are enrolling onto courses at BL6 and there are still a few places left if anyone wishes to apply. Click on the HERE for further information.

The move to the new levels 9 to 1 (from A* to G) does means that this year’s results cannot be meaningfully compared to those of previous years. The majority of subjects have been graded using the new measures of 9 to 1. The new level 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 in the Autumn term which will compare student performance at BLS with schools across the country.

A level Results 2018

This year Brine Leas BL6 students have continued to gain very impressive results. In the face of ever more demanding A levels, 76% of the cohort gained A* to C grades with 22% of entries at A* or A. Virtually all students achieved the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) with at least 65% of students being awarded an A* to B grade; 11 students attained 3 straight A grades or better with two realising 3 A* grades.

Once again, BL6 students have diverse destinations that are both challenging and appropriate. To give some examples, one student has a degree apprenticeship at JCB, two have football scholarships in America, one student will be reading English Literature at Oxford and another, Engineering at Cambridge; several will be starting veterinary or medical courses.

‘We are thrilled and delighted that so many students, with the help of their families and teachers, have done so well this year. A level reform saw the specifications for most subjects change with linear examinations. In the light of so many changes to ‘A’ Levels, and in some subjects with very little guidance from examination boards and no past papers, students and staff have managed to perform at a consistently high level,’ commented Headteacher Andrew Cliffe. ‘On the back of two years of really hard work, we are really pleased that BL6 students have been able to meet their challenging targets and that their grades allow them to carry on with the next stage of their lives.’

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Menai is fast approaching, for your convenience please find copies of the Menai Information Booklet, letter and C Form below. If C Forms and deposits could be returned by Fri 14th Sept please. We are holding a Menai Information Evening on Mon 24th Sept starting at 6.30. If you have any queries, please contact school on 01270 625663.”

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Royal Visit
His Royal Highness the Duke of York.

His Royal Highness the Duke of York, KG, elected to visit Brine Leas School on Tuesday 22nd May to personally present certificates to around 50 students that had achieved the Bronze standard in his own iDEA scheme.

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What’s Going on at Brine Leas?

Week Commencing 15th October – Week 1

Monday
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club – CG19
Year 13 Career Meetings – BL6 Library
12.30-1.05 KS3-KS4 Maths Drop In Club – BF04 & BF02
12.30-1.15 Japanese Anime Club – CG19
3.10-5.30 – Cross country @ Sandbach Boys School
Tuesday
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club – CG19
Year 13 Career Meetings – BL6 Library
12.30-1.15 Book Club – Library
12.30-1.15 KS3 Media Club – EG05
12.30-1.15 Train Club – CG19
3.15-4.15 KS3 Hums Homework Club -BG21
3.15-5.30 – Y7-10 Netball Vs Alsager @ BLS
Community Education
Wednesday
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club – CG19
Year 13 Career Meetings – BL6 Library
12:30-1:10 Nurse Drop In Sessions – Library office
11.30-12.30 Shavington Careers Fair
1.15-3.15 Cheshire Cup Fixture
2.15-3.15 Shavington Careers Fair
3.15-4.30 Code Club – DG02
Thursday
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club – CG19
Year 13 Career Meetings – BL6 Library
AmReg-3.15 Year 12 National Apprenticeship Show
12:30-1:10 Counselling Drop In – CG01
12.40-1.00 Lionhearts Club – CG19
Community Education
Friday
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club – CG19
10.00 Whole School Photo
12.30-1.10 Games & Friday Extra – Library
12.30-1.15 Lego & Chess Club – BG13
12.30-1.15 Chatterbox Club – CG19

Week Commencing 22nd October

Monday
Curriculum Enrichment Week
Year 7 Menai Visit
Year 11 Work Experience
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club – CG19
AmReg-3.15 Year 12/13 Geography Field Trip
AmReg-3.15 A Level Technology Visit
12.30-1.15 Japanese Anime Club – CG19
12.30-1.05 KS3 & KS4 Maths Drop In Club – BF04 & BF02
3.00-5.45 – Cross Country @ Holmes Chapel.
Tuesday
Curriculum Enrichment Week
Year 7 Menai Visit
Year 11 Work Experience
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club – CG19
AmReg-3.15 Year 12/13 Geography Field Trip
12.30-1.15 Book Club – Library
12.30-1.15 KS3 Media Club – EG05
12.30-1.15 Train Club – CG19
3.15-4.15 KS3 Hums Homework Club – BG21
3.00-6.00 – Y7-10 Netball @ Holmes Chapel
Community Education
Wednesday
Curriculum Enrichment Week
Year 7 Menai Visit
Year 11 Work Experience
Year 10 Theatre Visit
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club – CG19
AmReg-3.15 Year 12/13 Geography Field Trip
12:30-1:10 Nurse Drop In Sessions – Library office
3.15-4.30 Code Club – DG02
Thursday
Curriculum Enrichment Week
Year 7 Menai Visit
Year 11 Work Experience
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club – CG19
AmReg-3.15 Year 12/13 Geography Field Trip
Community Education
Friday
Curriculum Enrichment Week
Year 7 Menai Visit
Year 11 Work Experience
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club – CG19
AmReg-3.15 Year 12/13 Geography Field Trip
12.30-1.10 Games & Friday Extra – Library
12.30-1.15 Lego & Chess Club – BG13
12.30-1.15 Chatterbox Club – CG19
12.40-1.00 Lionhearts – CG19
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