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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.’

KS3 Science Revision Resources

Available on the VLE

KS3 revision summary sheets and checklist for every topic taught are on the VLE and available to download. To access these resources you will need to sign in using your network login credentials (don’t forget the .\), and navigate to the science pages. The link below will take you directly to the VLE login.

Brine Leas VLE

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

Data Collection 1

Data Collection for
Years 10, 11 & 13

Data Collection 1 information is now available on My Child at School for Years 10, 11 & 13

Link to My Child at School

English Revision Details

November Edition

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

An Inspector Calls Revision Tasks

Mrs Birling Plan

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

Heads Newsletter

September 2017

Septembers issue of the Heads newsletter is now available for you to download. Covering changes to the school day, results, the school fund Activity Day and much more
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What’s Going on at Brine Leas?

Week Commencing 20th November – Week 2

Monday
Year 13 Mock Interviews
8.40-9.10 Breakfast Club (CG19)
12.30-1.05 KS3 Maths Catch Up Club (BF04)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Technology – max 10 students (CG20)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – RE (AS10)
12.30-1.15 Only Girls Allowed (CG19)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Music (AG28)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Business Studies (DG01)
Tuesday
Year 13 Mock Interviews
8.40-9.10 Breakfast Club (CG19)
12.30-1.10 Raspberry Pioneers (DG02)
12.30-1.15 School Parliament & SU Meeting (BL6 Board Room)
12.30-12.55 Book Club (Library)
12.30-1.15 Train Club (CG19)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – History – skills/exam practice (AS05)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Technology – max 10 students (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)
3.15-4.15 KS3 Hums Homework Club (BG21)
3.15 Years 10 & 11 Netball Tournament (BLS)
3.15 Year 10 Football Vs Congleton (away)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG34)
3.45-5.00 Years 10 & 11 Basketball Vs STM & Malbank
6.00-9.30 Community Education
Wednesday
Year 13 Mock Interviews
8.40-9.10 Breakfast Club (CG19)
9.15-3.15 Careers Appointments (BL6 Library)
12.30 Photography Club for Iceland Students (BL6)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Maths (BF09)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Technology – max 10 students (CG20)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG34)
1.45-4.30 Year 10 Football @ Sandbach Boys School
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Technology – PD, RM, Food & Textiles (CG20)
3.15-4.15 KS4 Catch Up club (BG15)
3.15-6.00 Year 8 & 9 Girls Football Vs Holmes Chapel (away)
6.00 Help you child with Maths and English Evening
Thursday
Year 13 Mock Interviews
8.40-9.10 Breakfast Club (CG19)
12.30-1.10 Raspberry Pioneers (DG02)
12.30-1.15 Years 9 & 10 Mathletics Club (BF01)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – English – poetry (DG04)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – ICT/CS (DG02)
1.00-1.30 Lionhearts (CG19)
12.30 Dress Rehearsal for Shakespeare School Festival
12.30-1.10 Raspberry Pioneers (DG02)
12.30-1.15 Years 9 & 10 Mathletics Club (BF01)
12.40-1.10 Lionhearts (CG19)
1.30-3.15 Shakespeare School performance
3.15-5.15 Years 9 & 10 South Cheshire Rugby Festival @ Reaseheath college
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG35)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Spanish (AF05)
6.00-9.30 Community Education
7.00 Shakespeare Schools Festival (Crewe Lyceum)
Friday
Year 13 Mock Interviews
8.40-9.10 Breakfast Club (CG19)
12.30-1.15 Games & Friday Extra (Library)
12.30-1.15 KS4 History Drop In (AS09)
12.30-1.15 Social Science & EPQ Clinic (BL6 Lecture 1)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – History – content (AS09)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – French – revision & speaking workshop (AF07)
3.35-4.45 Year 7, 8 & 9 Rugby training @ BLS

Week Commencing 27th November – Week 1

Monday
Year 11 Mock Exams
8.40-9.10 Breakfast Club (CG19)
12.30-1.30 Only Girls Allowed (CG19)
12.30-1.05 KS3 Maths Catch Up club (BF05)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Technology – max 10 students (CG20)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – RE (AS10)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Music (AG28)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Business Studies (DG01)
4.00-6.30 Year 13 Parent’s Evening
Tuesday
Year 11 Mock Exams
8.40-9.10 Breakfast Club (CG19)
12.30-12.55 Book Club (Library
12.30-1.15 Raspberry Pioneers (DG02)
12.30-1.15 Train Club (CG19)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – History – skills/exam practice (AS05)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Technology – max 10 students (CG20)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG35)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Geography (AS03)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Science – revision/drop in (BG02)
3.15-4.15 KS3 Hums Homework Club (BG21)
3.15-5.45 Year 9 Netball Vs Malbank (away)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG34)
6.00-9.30 Community Education
Wednesday
Year 11 Mock Exams
French Exchange Arrives
8.40-9.00 Breakfast Club (CG19)
12.30 Photography Club for Iceland Students (BL6)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Maths (BF09)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Technology – max 10 students (CG20)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Spanish (AF01)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG34)
3.15-4.15 KS4 Catch up Club (BG15)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Technology – PD, RM, Food & Textiles (CG20)
Thursday
Year 11 Mock Exams
8.40-9.00 Breakfast Club (CG19)
12.30-1.10 Raspberry Pioneers (DG02)
12.30-1.15 Years 9 & 10 Mathletics Club (BF01)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – English – poetry (DG04)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG34)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – ICT/CS (DG02)
1.00-1.30 Lionhearts (CG19)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – English – invite only (BG12)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG35)
6.00-9.30 Community Education
Friday
Year 11 Mock Exams
8.40-9.10 Breakfast Club (CG19)
12.30-1.10 Games & Friday Extra (Library)
12.30-1.15 KS4 History Drop In (AS03)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – History – content (AS09)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – French – revision & speaking workshop (AF07)
3.35-4.30 Years 7, 8 & 9 Rugby Training @ BLS