BLS Students achieve consistently high grades The school is very proud of the consistently high headline grades it achieves. This year 78% achieved at least 5 A* to C at GCSE whilst 70% of students achieved A* to C including English and Maths. Over 23% of the grades awarded were A or A*s with the E Bacc coming in at 35%. Value added at the school remains positive. A remarkable 29 students gained A* or A’s in 8 or more of their subjects. Once figures have been collected nationally the new headline figures for all schools will come out in late September; this reflects both progress(Progress 8) and attainment(Attainment 8). As a rough indicator in English 82% of students made 3 levels of progress or more and 72% was the equivalent figure in Maths. At this moment in time all results are unvalidated.
Headteacher Andrew Cliffe commented, ’I am so pleased that so many students did incredibly well and are able to access the courses or career paths that they wanted to. This was a year group who contributed massively to life in the school; supporting house Events, raising money for numerous charities and contributing to the community. As ever the results for our young people are a result of team work with parents and staff and students working incredibly hard to achieve their very best. Most students have exceeded their target grades and the headlines this year are excellent and surpass the last couple of years. ‘ ‘With 172 staff working very hard to try to ensure that our students achieve the best grades that they possibly can these results are testament to everyone’s efforts. This is a period of great change and yet our headline figures are being maintained. As ever there are success stories for children of every ability and the value added figures confirms that this is the case,’ commented Headteacher Andrew Cliffe