Students at the Bluecoat Academy are today celebrating following their impressive GCSE results. Results have remained strong again at Bluecoat and outcomes are more than 10% higher than last year with over 70% of students attaining grade 4 or above (what used to be A*-C) in English and Mathematics combined, large numbers of these being awarded at Grade 8 and 9. This is testament to the hard work of everyone concerned; these results are expected to be well above national average.
There were some outstanding individual performances, including:
Talvinder Lall – 7 A*grades, 2 at grade 9, 1 at grade 8
Hannah Lord – 6 A* grades, 3 at grade A, 1 at grade 9, 2 at grade 8
Nimra Waqar – 7 A* grades, 1 at grade 9, 1 at grade 8, 1 at grade 7
Ben Etheridge – 6 A* grades, 1 at grade A, 2 at grade 9, 1 at grade 8
May Burke and Bethany Harris gained grade 9 in both English Language, English Literature and Mathematics making their achievements amongst the top performers nationally.
Grade 9 has been compared to an A**, with grade 8 being compared to A*, however please see the images below that help to explain the new grade set.
Students who achieved fantastically in regards to their progress include Abdulrahman Alotaibi, Jay Singh, Estera Ioan, Pratik Bhandari, Alexandra Mccubbine and Thelma Majakanyire.
There have also been very pleasing improvements within subjects too. Most noticeable of these have been the outcomes in English which have built on the success of last year and are well above national averages despite changes to the courses. Results across the academy complement the strong A Level outcomes we shared last week and build further our reputation for academic excellence.
Mr Anderson and Mrs Rowell, Principals of the two Bluecoat sites said, ‘we are exceptionally proud of all of our students for the hard work that they and their families have put in to achieve these results. We know that we are responsible for developing our young people into strong, confident individuals but these results are still a very welcome recognition of the hard work that many have put in whilst living out our strong Christian values. We cannot reiterate enough that our thanks and congratulations must also go to our dedicated and talented team of staff, who have guided and supported these students to such greatness.’
The Progress 8 measure is based on students’ progress measured across eight subjects and is a comparison of their progress against the progress of all other students nationally. As the results of all students need to be analysed to calculate this measure, this headline figure will not be available from the DfE until late September; however, initial outcomes show that Bluecoat expects that this will be very favourable for the academy and we expect to be above national average and most local schools.
Our gap in Progress 8 scores for disadvantaged students has been eradicated, i.e. our disadvantaged students have scored as well as those who are not, with our EAL students achieving higher than their peers. A fantastic reflection on our belief for all students.