Monthly Archives - August 2018

A-Level Results mark Painsley’s New Sixth Form as One of the Best in the Country

The average grade achieved by a student was a B, which is a remarkable achievement. Other noteworthy results include the fact that 7% of students achieved A* grades, 25% A*/A and 54% A*/B with 100% of students achieving A*-E grades. It is difficult to pick out individual subjects but results are especially favourable in Maths, Physics, English Literature, Religious Studies, Psychology, Geography, History, Economics and Textiles. The College is delighted that all subjects have performed brilliantly. Some of the top performers include: Emily Faux who achieved 3 A* and is going on to study International Relations at the University of Leeds; Jack English who achieved 2A* and a grade B and is going on to study Physics with Astrophysics also at the University of Leeds; Samuel Jones with A*, A, B who is going on to study Chemistry at the University of Liverpool; Rebecca Maddox A*, A, B who plans to consider her options in terms of a higher apprenticeship; and Rachael Robinson who achieved an A* and 2As and will study Psychology at the University of Bath. Mr Stephen Bell, Principal, stated, “We are delighted with the results of the students especially in light of a brand new sixth form and new curriculum for A-level students. I would like to congratulate the students on their magnificent achievements and thank the staff for their true dedication and commitment, which has enabled the students to achieve their true potential. Success runs throughout the academic and vocational routes with all students able to reach their next steps. We wish them all the very best of luck in the future.”

Outstanding Academic Achievements for Painsley Catholic College

Painsley Catholic College is celebrating a set of truly outstanding GCSE results with 92% of the Year 11 students at the non-selective academy achieving the new standard pass (grade 4) in English and 88% of the candidates achieving grade 4 or above in maths. Furthermore, the College is delighted with the fact that over one third of the students achieved a grade 7 or above in English and maths (a grade 7 is the equivalent of the old grade A). Performance was strong in the other subject areas including history in which 11% of entries were graded at grade 9 (this is higher than the old A* standard) and 47% of entries were at a grade 7 or above. Music achieved an amazing 78% at grade 7 or above. This is despite the GCSE examinations becoming more demanding.

The results place Painsley, once again, as one of the highest achieving schools in the whole of the country.  Mr Stephen Bell, Principal at the College, said, “I am delighted to report these wonderful results.  Like all Principals, I was anxious about the changes that have been made by the government with the new, more demanding GCSEs placing additional expectations on individuals.  However, the students and staff have shown their determination to achieve the highest possible grades.  I am very proud of the responsible attitude that the students adopt towards their studies and am full of praise for the staff who motivate them to achieve their potential.  The results secure the College’s reputation as a centre of excellence where children are happy and successful in a caring, studious and disciplined environment.  To achieve these results in evermore rigorous GCSE examinations is testimony to the efforts of the students, staff, parents and directors.”

Parents interested in sending their child to Painsley should be aware that parents will have the opportunity to visit the College on Wednesday September 19th at 7.00pm for a tour of the facilities on offer and a talk from the Principal and senior staff.


Overall Average A-Level improves by a whole Grade for BWH Students

Blessed William Howard Catholic High School students were celebrating their excellent exam results today.   The school has seen a significant increase in the overall pass rate and the average A-Level grade has gone up to a grade B, which will place the school’s Sixth Form amongst the highest performing in the whole of the County.   99% of all academic entries at A-Level were graded A* - E, with 1 one in 5 grades being a grade A* or A – a wonderful achievement! Top performing students included: Grace Callaghan who achieved the highest grade possible in every exam she sat. (A* in Chemistry, A* in Physics, A* in Maths, A* in Further Maths, A in Further Maths AS and A* in her Extended Project Qualification).   Grace will be going on to study Physics at Durham University. Andrew Turner – A* in Further Maths, A in Maths, A in Computing and A in Physics.  Andrew will be studying Computer Science at Warwick University. Niamh Dale – A* in Fine Art, A in Religious Studies, B in English Literature.  Niamh is planning to take a Foundation Art Course before continuing with Art at Degree level. Johnathan Li – A in Maths, A in Further Maths and B in Physics.  Jonathan is going on to study Aerospace Engineering at Southampton University. Acting Headteacher, Mrs Louise McKie commented, “We have seen some outstanding academic results this year and a further improvement on last year.  This is due to the hard work and commitment shown by students and staff, as well as the support of parents, all working in partnership towards shared goals. I would like to congratulate and thank everyone who has helped to contribute to our success. I am delighted that the vast majority of students wishing to progress to the next tier of education have been successful in gaining a place on a course of their initial choice, many at Russell Group universities.  I am confident that, by the start of next week, all will be placed.  This is a real success.  Well done to all.”