Monthly Archives - August 2019

BWH Celebrates Another Set of Strong Results.

Blessed William Howard Catholic High School is delighted with the continued improvement in attainment trends which reflects its commitment to raising standards. We are especially pleased with the performance in English with 78% of Year 11 achieving the new standard pass or above, with over a fifth of all students, in this truly comprehensive school, achieving grade 7 or above in English (the equivalent of the old grade A). In addition, results in Mathematics are very pleasing with more students this year achieving the higher grades. Performance was strong in other subjects including History in which 14% of entries achieved a grade 9 (this is higher than the old A* standard). This was mirrored in Religious Education with 10% of the whole year group achieving a grade 9. We have also seen an increase in top grades in Chemistry, Physics, French and Spanish. This is despite the continued increase in the challenge of new reformed GCSEs. We were particularly delighted to celebrate the achievement of the following students, who achieved an amazing set of GCSE results, including the very highest grade in multiple subjects: Reuben Bance secured nine grade 9 and one grade 8 Lauren Moki secured eight grade 9 and two grade 8 Oliver Cox secured seven grade 9, one grade 8, one grade 7 and one grade 6 Mia Chittem secured five grade 9, four grade 8 and one grade 7. Karl Brown, Principal at Blessed William Howard Catholic High School said, “ I would like to congratulate all of the students and staff who have shown their determination to achieve the highest possible grades. To achieve these results in evermore rigorous GCSE examinations is testimony to the effort of the students, staff, parents and directors. The results this year build upon the school’s continued improvement highlighted by our most recent OFSTED (February 2019) report and reaffirms the school's commitment to ensuring Blessed William Howard is amongst the top non-selective schools in the country allowing all students to secure outstanding and sustained progress.” Parents interested in sending their child to Blessed William Howard Catholic High School should be aware that parents will have the opportunity to visit the school on Monday, 23rd September at 6.00pm for a tour of the facilities on offer and a talk from the Principal and senior staff.

BWH Celebrates Academic and Vocational Results

Blessed William Howard Catholic High School is celebrating another fantastic set of A–Level results. The average grade achieved by all students across three A-Levels was a B-, which is a remarkable achievement and the highest grade in many years. Other noteworthy results include the fact that 10% of students achieved A* grades (well above the national average), 22% A*/A  grades and 44% A*/B. The school is particularly delighted that students, on average, achieved their target grades across all of their subjects. Some of the top performers include: Daniella Horton who achieved 4 A* and is going on to study Biochemistry at the University of Warwick; Craig Kerr and Cameron Webley who achieved between them a total of  4A*, 5A  and a grade B - they are going on to study Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science also at the University of Birmingham; Emily Murray with 2A* and  3A grades who is going on to study Mathematics at the University of Nottingham; Sophie Meddings 3A grades  and will study Primary Education at Liverpool Hope University. Mr Karl Brown, Principal, stated, “We are delighted with the fantastic results achieved by our 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. It is difficult to pick out individual subjects but results are especially favourable in Religious Education, English Literature, Further Maths, History, Geography, Physics and Music. We are delighted that all subjects have performed brilliantly.   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. Anyone interested in joining our Sixth Form should contact Mrs Deakin on 01785 244236 ext 204.”

Painsley Sixth Form College Celebrates Excellent Results

Painsley Catholic College is celebrating an excellent set of results for its first cohort of A level students under the new Painsley Sixth Form.  The College reports that results worthy of note include the fact that 24% of all grades were A*/A grades and that all departments have excelled in supporting the students to achieve their potential.  Exceptional performance can be identified in maths where the A*/A rate was 44% and in History where the A*/A rate was 46%. Students at Painsley Sixth Form also complete an extended project where 49% of students achieved an A*/ A grade. Equally strong performances at all grade boundaries can be seen in computer science, drama and textiles. Achievement in the BTEC courses is excellent with 50% of the BTEC ICT cohort achieving the Distinction* grade and Health and Social Care where all students achieved Distinction* or Distinction. Some of the top performances include: James Townsend - A*, A*, A*, A* in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computer Science.  James is going to Durham to study Computer Science. Lily Martin - A*, A*, A in English Literature, Economics and Chemistry, respectively (extended project A*) and who is going to Keele to study Chemistry. Bryn Bowyer - A*, A*, A  in Biology, Maths and Chemistry, respectively (extended project B) . Bryn is going to Nottingham to study Medicine. Matthew Wilson - A, A, A in Chemistry, Geography and Biology (extended project A*) and will be going to Birmingham to study Medicine Tom Lovatt - A*, A, A in PE, Biology and Chemistry, respectively (extended project A*) and is going to Sheffield to study Dentistry. Gregory Ford - A, A, A in Physics, Maths and Computer Science.  Gregory is going to Lancaster University to study Computer Science Katie Bell - A, A, B in Spanish, Biology and Chemistry, respectively  (extended project A*) and is going to study Biomedical Science at Birmingham.   Mrs Rachel Waugh, Principal, stated: “We are thrilled with the performances of the students and would like to congratulate each and every one of them on their exceptional achievements. I thank all the staff, teaching and non-teaching staff for their dedication and commitment in order to provide an exceptional learning experience for the students. I wish the students the very best of luck in the next phase of their journey, whether that be to university or into the world of work, and I encourage them to keep in touch as part of the Painsley Alumni.” Painsley Sixth Form is also looking forward to being one of the first 52 further education centres nationwide to offer the T-levels for September 2020. Painsley Sixth Form will be running the Digital T-level, under the government reforms for Key Stage 5 learning and a more appropriate route into the world of work. Further T-levels will be available for September 2021. Painsley Sixth Form will benefit from a new build as part of the T-level development and will offer significant work placements as part of the programme. Students interested in being part of this exciting development are welcome to attend the Painsley Sixth Form Open Evening on Wednesday 2nd October at 7pm.