2020 GCSE Results

Joy and Celebration

GCSE students at the Bishops’ Blue Coat Church of England High School in Chester are looking to the future with confidence, proving that dedication and aspiration pay off. This delightful group of young people have supported each other to achieve record numbers of grade 7s and above.  Our students are joyfully anticipating post 16 study, training or employment with socially distanced advice available to all today.

The school’s ethos of known, nurtured, inspired has enabled individuals to achieve their potential:

Emily Kitchin attained grade 9s across the board in English language and English literature, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, geography, history and RS.

Emma Higginson also attained grade 9s across all subjects in English language, English literature, mathematics, biology, chemistry, French, geography, physics, drama and RS.

Lucy Bradburn attained eight grade 9s in mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, German, history, music and RS and two grade 8s in English language and English literature.

Matthew Black attained seven grade 9s in mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics computer science, geography, history, two grade 8s in English language and English literature and one grade 7 in RS.

Isabella Smith attained eight grade 9s, in English language, English literature, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, Art & Design, Psychology, one grade 8 in RS and one grade 7 in mathematics.

Lauren Coyne attained five grade 9s in English language, biology, chemistry, French, history and psychology, two grade 8s in English literature and RS and three grade 7s in mathematics, physics and drama.

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Mr Bowden, Head of Year 11, “the year group as a whole are a joy and fully deserve these results; results that have been earned, not given. They are our highest achieving year group and were always going to be”

“Welcomed, encouraged and cared for, students achieve beyond their expectation and in excess of national averages” SIAMs (Church School Inspection).  Bishops’ is proud of all our year 11 students, making exceptional progress over time:

Holly Dawson who gained one grade 9, four grade 8s, three grade 7s and one grade 5 in drama, English language, geography, art & design, RS, English literature, science trilogy and mathematics, respectively.

Eleanor Davies who gained two grade 9s, six grade 8s and two grade 7s in French, physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, geography, food & nutrition, RS, English language and English literature, respectively.

Annie Cotterill who gained three grade 8s, four grade 7s, two grade 6s and one grade 5 in mathematics, biology, RS, English language, chemistry, history, food & nutrition, physics, psychology and English literature, respectively.

Finlay McPate who gained two grade 9s, four grade 8s and four grade 7s in English literature, physics, English language, chemistry, German, history, mathematics, biology, computer science and RS, respectively.

Ben Crerand who gained three grade 5s, five grade 4s and a Pass 2 in English language, food & nutrition, RS, English literature, mathematics, geography, science trilogy and ICT, respectively.

Mr Wilson, Headteacher, recalled last year’s excellent Ofsted report which quoted “Staff across the school have high expectations of pupils. They expect every pupil to try their best. Pupils take pride in their work.” Although socially distanced today, it has been wonderful to celebrate and share the joy of looking to the future with confidence.  Well done year 11.

Key Stage 4 (KS4)

2019 (Provisional)

Progress 8 Score

-0.04

Attainment 8 Score

49.3

% pupils achieving a strong pass in both English and Mathematics

46%

% pupils entered for the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc)

21%

% pupils who achieved the English Baccalaureate

16%

Ebacc average point score

4.24

% students staying in education or employment after KS4

92%