Exam successes celebrated at Yate and Sodbury schools

August 31 2015

BRIMSHAM Green School in Yate had two big successes when A-level and GCSE results were announced.

BRIMSHAM Green School in Yate had two big successes when A-level and GCSE results were announced.
Students recorded a 100 per cent pass rate at A-level, with A*, A and B grades making up 41 per cent of all passes.
The school was also the most improved in South Gloucestershire with its GCSE results, with 61 per cent of pupils attaining at least five good passes at GCSE or equivalent level, including in the core subjects of English and maths – an increase of nearly ten per cent from last year.
Head teacher Kim Garland said the A-level results were an indication of the school’s sustained improvement and as well as students now taking up university places, others had secured sought-after apprenticeships.
Of the GCSE results, she said: “These are the best results in the school’s history and reflect our students’ potential, as well as their hard work.”
At Chipping Sodbury School, 75 per cent of students gained three good A-levels.
Head teacher Gareth Millington said although the overall average for GCSE results fell to 51 per cent of pupils getting at least five of the highest grades in their subjects, including English and maths, the number with a large haul of A* and A grades had “grown impressively”.
He said: “On the whole, these are sound results. Our overall average went down for the first time in some years but the school has become very popular of late with many students joining us late into their school careers.”
He said late arrivals did not do so well as others but they showed “fantastic rates of progress” since starting at the school.
Yate International Academy saw 47 per cent of pupils get at least five top grade GCSEs, including English and maths.
Principal Paul Skipp said, “We are delighted to see the dedication and hard work of our young people has culminated in a very positive set of results.”
He also welcomed results in the sixth form, where vocational results more than doubled compared to last year. In total, 87 per cent of students achieved the expected standard.
Mr Skipp said there was more success in the average point score, which measures a student’s overall achievement. This year’s rating of 597 was the highest it had ever been in the academy’s history.