A-Level and BTEC results 2018


Brakenhale School Press release –A-Level and BTEC results day 2018

Brakenhale School A-Level and Level 3 BTEC results have once again demonstrated the strong position the school has established within the local education market. In every single measure there has been an increase in attainment and progress on previous years, which means there has been three years of continued improvement at post 16 in all measures.

Key results

  • At A*-B it was at 60% in 2018 compared to 43% in 2015, 53% in 2016 and 59% in 2017 including BTEC equivalents. A 17% increase in the last two years!
  • At A*-C it was 88% in 2018 compared to 60% in 2015, 73% in 2016 and 87% in 2017 including BTEC equivalents. A 28% increase.
  • The A*-E pass rate for A Level and BTEC is 100% for the fourth year in succession.

Headteacher, Jane Coley said, “I am incredibly proud of our students who have achieved another set of extremely strong results. These outcomes demonstrate how the hard work of students and staff and the support of parents have really paid off.  It is also evidence of how the curriculum that we have put in place across the last 3 years, alongside strong support systems have created an academic environment within which our students can achieve their potential and thrive. The Sixth Form team and the student body have responded so positively to our very high expectations and these results bear testimony to this. On results day our sixth form team continue to provide excellent support for students as they make decisions about their next steps”.

Deputy Headteacher, Andy Hartley who leads the Post 16 team said, “It was incredibly pleasing to see the increasing number of students secure high grades and in turn secure excellent university places and higher apprenticeships. Brakenhale Sixth Form is a place where young people are given so many opportunities to realise their potential and gain the qualifications they need for their next steps. What is particularly exciting for the future is the outstanding performance of some any of our Year 12s who have gained outstanding grades in the AS examinations.”

Head of Sixth Form, Trevor Dale said, “I’m delighted that our students have achieved such outstanding results. They have worked so hard to make it happen and responded so positively to the challenges they faced. My biggest pleasure is knowing that so many of these students will have gained places at the university of their choice, or in the career of their choice.

It has been a huge team effort and I am so grateful to the teaching staff, tutors and parents who have all pulled together, endured the stress and provided the support and encouragement necessary to make these fabulous results a reality.”

Notable students include

  • Jess Austin who will be attending  Royal Holloway to study Zoology
  • Faye Burgess who will be attending Royal Holloway
  • James Miles who will be attending the University of Manchester to study Physics
  • Sophie Locker who will be attending be attending the University of Reading  to study Biological Sciences
  • Drew Lockyer who will be commencing an apprenticeship in cyber security with Transport for London
  • Molly Everitt who will be attending the University of Sussex to studying Biological Sciences