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August 23rd 2018

Significant improvement in GCSE results for The Grange School.


With outstanding BTEC results and a significant improvement in the number of students gaining the equivalent of 9 – 4 (A*-C) in English and Maths, our students have much to celebrate.

Our Heads of School, Liz Garman and Pete Nealon, commented: “We are absolutely delighted with our students’ GCSE and BTEC results and at a time when the government has deliberately made GCSEs harder, our students have risen to that challenge and fully deserve to be congratulated on their achievements.  The school has started a journey over the last twelve months and these results are an indicator of the progress that has been made so far. We expect this progress to continue year on year into the future".

A stunning 10 students gained the top grades (either 7+ or D/D* equivalent to A/A*) for at least five of their subjects. These were: Naomi Austin, Zenna Gomez, James Hancock, Marshall Hill, Jacob Larner, Tommi Lindsey, Ryan Murphy, Jade Rawles, Elysia Wood and Daniel Wowkula.

Particular mention should go to Tasmin and Zenna who gained the very top, 9 grade or D* in 4 of their subjects.

Overall, 63% of the students gained 9 – 4 (A*-C) in English and 60% gained 9 – 4 (A*-C) in mathematics meaning that 56% of students gained the equivalent of 9 – 4 (A*-C) in both English and mathematics. 50% of the students gained five or more A*-C (or equivalent 4+) grades including English and mathematics. These results show a great improvement, especially with the more rigorous examinations in most subjects. The percentage of the students achieving a ‘strong’ pass of a Grade 5 or above in English and Maths has increased significantly by 13.5%, those that have achieved grade of 4 an above in English and Maths has  also strongly increased by 10% to 56%.   The school would also like to share the progress made in Science where 56% of students have achieved a grade 4 or above indicating improvements of over 20%.

Our Level 2 BTEC results were outstanding again this year with students celebrating a 100% pass rate. We are delighted that so many students received the BTEC Distinction star and Distinction, the equivalent of A*/A at GCSE. The results were stunning, with Business Studies achieving 82%, Creative Digital Media production 59%, Engineering 18%, Health and Social Care 37%, Hospitality 61%,  and Sport 30% all at D*/D demonstrating just why the school was awarded the national BTEC School of the Year for 2017.

In a truly comprehensive school, these are outstanding achievements and we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the students and to thank their teachers, the support staff and their parents for enabling them to do so well.

With this improvement in outcomes, we would like to take the opportunity to invite prospective students and parents to visit our school to see what their children are capable of with us. We have spaces in Year 7 and are happy to arrange a tour.

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Aug 16th 2018

Sixth Form BTEC Results

The Grange School is pleased to celebrate another set of outstanding Level 3 BTEC results. Following the recent national award as BTEC School of the Year for our approach to delivering BTEC courses, The Grange School is delighted to announce 100% Distinction* to Merit (equivalent A* to B at A Level) for Level 3 Extended Diploma (3 A Level Equivalent) and Diploma (2 A Level Equivalent) in Business Studies and Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. Overall 69% of students achieved three D* to D (equivalent to three A* to A at A Level) The Grange 6th Form’s top performers did exceptionally well with four of our Business Studies students achieving Triple Distinction* (D*) results. The triple distinctions are equivalent to three A* at A Level and the students are to be warmly congratulated for their hard work and outstanding success. Alex Cripps, Jordon Pierce, Jake Neville and Lois Simmons.  In Health and Social Care three of our students achieved D*D*D equivalent to A*A*A at A Level. These students are also to be commended for their hard work and excellent success: Emily Byrne, Jazmine Collins and Olivia Morris. All of our students have progressed onto University, Higher Apprenticeships or jobs with training.  Degrees in Paramedic Science and Psychology, Accountancy Apprenticeships and job offers from international companies such as Volkswagon being among the notable successes.  A number of students have also achieved employment offers following excellent work experience with our partner employers. We are absolutely delighted with the success of all our students, and are particularly pleased that they all have progressed onto a career of their choice. We wish them well in the future and look forward to hearing about their continued success. A big thank you must also go to the staff and parents without whose support and dedication these outstanding results would not have been possible. From September we are introducing a new Level 3 Engineering BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma designed in partnership with local employers. The course offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge of the different engineering sectors through a flexible approach including up to 6 weeks work experience. Content will be tailored to meet the interests of the students and will be studied both in the classroom and whilst on work placement. The course will offer students the opportunity to progress onto an apprenticeship or undertake further study at university.