Results

Historic 2020 A Level Results

Sixth Form students at The Bishops’ Blue Coat Church of England High School are celebrating historic achievements. The challenging and enriching courses have made the most of individual strengths leading to University College London and the Universities of Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle.

This year’s results showed how well students are prepared for further education and employment with a 17% increase to 80% of all grades awarded being between A*-C. This year the school achieved a record number of A and A* with a total 32% of the results awarded being either grade A*, A, Distinction * or Distinction.

Anna Williams gained A*’s in both English and French as well as an A grade in History and will study English literature and French at the University of Manchester.

Alexander Houghton gained straight A’s in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and leaves us to study medicine and surgery at Newcastle University.

Ellie Jones gained A’s in Theatre Studies, English, History and the Extended Project and will study Law at Lancaster University.

Suzy Keen attained an A* in German as well as two A grades in French and Geography and will study Languages and Culture at the University of Leeds.

Cerys Jones and Laura Craig amassed a stunning 4 A* and 3 A grades between them and will both explore travel and volunteering opportunities next year ahead of applying to university in 2021.

This year, the schools top attaining student was our Arkwright scholar, George Cavanagh, who attained A* grades in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Further Mathematics and will go on to study Chemistry at the University of Sheffield.

They each deserve every success following two years of commitment and are a group of students who encapsulate our #BEStofBishops ethos who through their volunteering, charity work or wise action will leave a lasting impression on our school community

Students who made significantly more progress since their GCSE results than might be expected nationally included Sophie Fisher who will study Occupational Therapy at Salford University and Alicia Blackhurst who has already begun her degree level apprenticeship with Barclays Bank since leaving school.

Students following a range of diverse pathways this year as they move on from Bishops’ include Social Secretary William Taylor who leaves for Oxford Brookes University to study Motor Sport engineering, Alys Wightman who has commenced her basic training with the Navy and our Head Girl, Abbie Roberts, who leaves Bishops’ to study Criminology with Psychology at Leeds Beckett University.

Head boy, Conor Walsh gained A*’s in both History and the Extended Project and A’s in Mathematics and Biology and will study at the University of Edinburgh or University College London.

Head of Sixth Form, Stephen Moffatt, said, “This has been an extremely tight-knit group of students who have supported each, not only throughout the turbulence and uncertainty of the last few months but throughout the previous two years extremely well. They each deserve every success following two years of commitment and are a group of students who encapsulate our #BEStofBishops ethos who through their volunteering, charity work or wise action will leave a lasting impression on our school community for long after they have left Bishops’.”

“Our students thoroughly deserve their success following two years of hard work and commitment.  Today proves that our 25 different study programmes and enrichment courses open the doors for students to progress to the full range of further education and employment opportunities. I value all of our students for the role they played in our Sixth Form community and we them every success in the future.”

2019 16 - 18 (KS5 Data)

A Levels

2019 (Provisional

Number of students at the end of 16-18 studies

82

Progress score

-

Average grade and points

C (28.94)

Attainment – no. of students included in AAB measure

4

Percentage of students who achieved three AAB A Levels in two facilitation subjects

4.9