Bradley Stoke Community School

BSCS GCSE results – 20th August 2015

On a day when many other schools locally and nationally are reporting lower headline figures than last year for GCSE results, both Bradley Stoke Community School and Abbeywood Community School within The Olympus Academy Trust are in a similar situation which is disappointing.  Behind the headline figures of 54% of students achieving 5A*-C grades including English and Maths and 61% of students achieving 5A*-C grades sit many success stories for individual students and for subjects within the school.  Bradley Stoke remains above the average for schools within South Gloucestershire with these positive features: 65% of all GCSE grades awarded were A*-C grades; 35% of all GCSE grades awarded were A*-B grades; and 80% of students achieved an A*-C grade in English or English Language.


Executive Headteacher, Dave Baker, said:

“How a school’s performance is measured has changed and is changing further next year.  We must not lose sight of some excellent outcomes for students because of concern about how GCSE results are reported for schools.  I would like to offer my congratulations to all students within The Olympus Academy Trust who have worked hard and have got the positive outcomes they deserve.  I would also like to say thank you to the staff who have taught and supported the students as they have worked tirelessly to do so.”


Headteacher, Jenny Sutton Kirby, said:

“It is always a pleasure to see all the hard work of students and staff (alongside the invaluable support of parents and governors) finally come to fruition on results day and this year is no exception. This year there are some really splendid individual successes to celebrate alongside some strong performances in specific subjects. I have enjoyed having conversations with students today who have felt supported in their studies and have the grades they need to continue on their paths into A levels, college courses and apprenticeships. Sadly, this is my last time to witness results day at BSCS and I would like to wish all the students and staff all the best for the future.”


Notable student successes were as follows:

James King                 7A*, 5A

Adam Timothy           6A*, 6A

Tasha Okoye              6A*, 5A, 1B and a Level 2 Award in Youth Work

Emily Porter                6A*, 4A, 2B

Varun Thapa               5A*, 5A, 2B and C in FSMQ Additional Maths

Sam Watts                  2A*, 10A

Amna Hussain             2A*, 8A, 2B

Ella Grove                   2A*, 7A, 2B, Merit

Marcos Manning         3A*, 6A, 3B, 1C and E in FSMQ Additional Maths

Nicholas White            1A*, 11A


GCSE High Achievers

From left to right – Marcos Manning, Varun Thapa, Amna Hussain, James King, Ella Grove, Adam Timothy and Emily Porter