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Royal Visit – His Royal Highness the Duke of York.

Royal Visit

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.
The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA, is a programme that aspires to be the digital and enterprise equivalent of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Students take part in a series of challenges in order to win awards. For every new skill and learning experience mastered, iDEA learners are awarded a digital badge. Each badge carries a number of points. When participants earn enough points, they are awarded first the Bronze, but soon to be followed by the Silver and then Gold Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award. The focus is to help young people learn how to make, create, build and shine in the digital world and hence unlock their potential and inspire them for future careers.

Arriving by helicopter on the school ground, the Duke of York was greeted by The Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire East before Head Teacher, Andrew Cliffe, introduced The Duke to the Head of Business Information Technology and Economics, Mrs Jess Bavin together with the Head of ICT Mrs Andrea Sanders.

His Royal Highness greeted the invited audience of the families of those children receiving the award along with the Governors and Trustees of Brine Leas as he entered the hall. He was charming as he presented the awards, speaking to each recipient and pausing for a photo with everyone. He followed this with a short address in which he stressed the importance of all students preparing themselves for the digital exposure that they would get in the world of employment and explained how iDEA had been created to help students gain a wider understanding of the skills employers need. He concluded with the message; “Be guided by your teachers, be guided by your parents but learn to learn yourselves.”

The High Sheriff of Cheshire, Mrs Alexis Redmond, the Mayor of Cheshire East, Mr Arthur Moran and the Acting Chief Executive for Cheshire East, Mrs Kath O’Dwyer also attended as well as the Mayor of Nantwich, Mrs Penny Butterill and her consort Mr Doug Butterill and members of Nantwich Council.

Jess Bavin commented: The department immediately recognised the value of iDEA; It is unlike anything out there for our students, it develops all aspects of their digital skills and awareness which is crucial in today’s society.

Head Teacher, Andrew Cliffe, commentated: ‘The visit by His Royal Highness, the Duke of York KG was a great success. I am sure that we will continue with the iDEA award scheme given the manner and relish in which our students have approached it. The Silver Award will be launched next month and we hope that students will embrace that as well.’

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

May Edition

Below is a range of revision tasks that you can do in preparation for the exams in July.
Email to Parents

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 21st May Week 1

Monday
External Exams
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club (CG19)
AmReg Year 7 & 10 Reading Buddies (Library)
12.30-1.00 Japanese Anime Club (CG19)
12.30-1.05 KS3 Maths Catch Up Club (BF04)
Tuesday
External 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 1 (CG19)
2.30 1 Minute Silence for Manchester Arena Victims
3.15-4.15 KS3 Humanities Homework Club (BG21)
3.30-4.30 Cricket Training
3.30-4.30 Tennis Club
6.00-9.30 Community Education
Wednesday
External Exams
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club (CG19)
9.15-3.15 Careers Appointments (BL6 Library)
12.30-1.15 Train Club (CG19)
3.10-5.30 Year 7 (Minors) Athletics Trials @Cumberland Track
3.15-4.15 KS4 Catch Up Club (BG25)
3.15-4.30 Code Club (DG02)
Thursday
External Exams
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club (CG19)
12.30-1.15 Year 9 & 10 Mathletics Club (BF01)
12.40-1.10 Lionhearts (CG19)
3.45-5.00 Under 15 Cricket & Tennis Vs Holmes Chapel @ Home
6.00-9.30 Community Education
Friday
External Exams
8.30-9.00 Breakfast Club (CG19)
11.30-2.15 Reaseheath College visiting Year 9 Science
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)
3.15-4.30 Years 7, 8 & 9 Rugby Training
SCHOOL CLOSES FOR HALF TERM

Week Commencing 28th May

Monday
BANK HOLIDAY
SCHOOL CLOSED
Tuesday
HALF TERM
SCHOOL CLOSED
Wednesday
HALF TERM
SCHOOL CLOSED
Thursday
HALF TERM
SCHOOL CLOSED
Friday
HALF TERM
SCHOOL CLOSED