Examination Results August 2017
A Level and BTEC
The continued resurgence of Brakenhale School has been confirmed by the most recent A-Level and BTEC results. In every single measure there has been an increase in attainment and progress on previous years.
– At A*-B it was at 59% in 2017 compared to 43% in 2015 and 53% in 2016 including BTEC equivalents. A 16% increase in the last two years!
– At A*-C it was at 87% in 2017 compared to 60 % in 2015 and 73% in 2016 including BTEC equivalents. A 27% increase.
– The A*-E pass rate including equivalents is 100% for the second year in succession which is particularly satisfying.
It is very rewarding to see our students continuing to do so well, and all the hard work of students, staff and parents paying off. I have been delighted with the way the new systems and structures we have implemented in the last two years have paid off. The Sixth Form team and the student body have responded so positively to our very high expectations and these results bear testimony to this.
We are delighted to report our 2017 GCSE results which continue to show clear evidence of the value that we are adding to the educational outcomes of our students and improvements across all measures.
Due to the changing nature of qualifications no school is able to publish a progress figure until the Department of Education releases this in December. However we are able to calculate our Attainment 8 grade which is above the national benchmark of a C or a 4 for Maths and English meaning that on average across all subjects our students achieved the national benchmark of a C/4.
We have had further success with our 4 plus in English and Maths, with the English results being 12% higher than last year. This is a significant achievement against a backdrop of huge changes to GCSEs. Furthermore there have been some outstanding achievements across a range of subjects, as outlined below.
In addition there have been some exceptional individual student outcomes highlighting the impact of our high expectations and challenge agenda. We are absolutely delighted that hard work, dedication and fantastic teaching has enabled our students to achieve the very best grades across the board.
Our GCSE results along with our A Level results show clearly the rapid progress that Brakenhale continues to make. We would like to congratulate all our students on their well-deserved success and thank the teaching staff and of course the parents who have guided and supported them.
Examinations and Assessments
Years 7 to 9 are regularly assessed during lessons and sit internal exams during the school year in classrooms. Students in Year 10 are regularly assessed during lessons and sit more formal internal exams at the end of Year 10. We try to make these exams as formal as possible to familiarise Year 10 students with the exam process ready for Year 11 and GCSEs.
All external exams are currently held in the Sports Hall and Main Hall, with access arrangements for those students who require them.