Bradley Stoke Community School

Bradley Stoke Community School

The Olympus Academy Trust is committed to delivering an outstanding education for young people, ensuring that our students have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and learning opportunities.

We work in close partnership with our schools, ensuring that we facilitate the sharing of best practice and provide access to a wide range of partners and resources for the benefit of our students and the wider community. Visit our website here or follow us on Twitter @olympustrust.

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Student Destinations

 

Year 11 (2015 leavers)

Colleges/Schools 163
Employment/Apprenticeship 10
Moved out of Area 4

 

 

Year 11 (2016 leavers) 

Colleges/Schools 168
Employment/Apprenticeship 9
Moved out of Area 1

 

  

Year 13 (2015 leavers)

Last year 69% of our year 13 leavers secured a place at university and a further 9% are currently taking a gap year and will start a university courses in September/October 2016, and another 3% are continuing their education at local FE Colleges. The remaining 19% are either in employment (12%) or have started an Apprenticeship (7%).

 

University

In 2015 23% of our students who went to university, secured a place at a Russell Group institution; The University of Bristol, University of Birmingham, University of Nottingham and University of Exeter were the most popular destinations.

As always, Computing/IT courses were a popular choice as were Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Science and Law. Other students secured places on vocational courses such as Teaching, Nursing and Paramedic Science.

 

 Gap Year / FE

9% of our leavers are currently taking a gap year and will start a university courses in September/October 2016. We offer these students ongoing help with their university applications and we are pleased that many of them have already received unconditional offers from universities. Some students have opted to continue their studies at local Colleges – mainly in order to complete Art Foundation courses, which are required for entry onto many Art/design degree courses.

 

Employment/Apprenticeships

Students who opted to for Employment or an Apprenticeship have secured places in a wide range of occupational sectors. These included Engineering, IT, Finance, Business Administration, Health, Sales, Catering, Horticulture and Construction.

 

Year 13 Leavers (2016)                   Estimated Destinations

 Last year 67% of our year 13 leavers secured a place at university and a further 12 % are currently taking a gap year and will start a university courses in September/October 2016, and another 3% are continuing their education at local FE Colleges. The remaining 18% are either in employment (9%) or have started an Apprenticeship (9%).

University

In 2016 16% of our students who went to university, secured a place at a Russell Group institution; The University of Bristol and Cardiff University were the most popular destinations.

As always, Computing/IT courses were a popular choice as were Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Science and Law. Other students secured places on vocational courses such as Teaching, Architecture, Journalism and Veterinary Science.

 

 

Gap Year / FE

12% of our leavers are currently taking a gap year and will start a university courses in September/October 2017. A number of these students have already secured an unconditional offer.  Some students have opted to continue their studies at local Colleges – mainly in order to complete Art Foundation courses, which are required for entry onto many Art/design degree courses.

 

Employment/Apprenticeships

Students who opted to for Employment or an Apprenticeship have secured places in a wide range of occupational sectors. These included Engineering, IT, Finance, Business Administration, Health, Sales, Construction and Education.

 

Student Retention

 

 

% Retained to end of Y12

% Retained from Y12 to end of Y13

 

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

2012/2013

100.0

96.4

98.1

 

 

 

2013/2014

98.6

98.1

98.3

82.4

85.5

84.0

2014/2015

96.7

94.0

95.3

71.0

86.5

77.7

2015/2016

97.4

100.0

98.9

71.7

79.1

75.6