Outstanding results for students at North Bristol Post 16 Centre

August 26 2016

North Bristol Post 16 Centre, based at Redland Green and Cotham Schools, has gone from strength to strength with outstanding A level, Pre U and BTEC results.

North Bristol Post 16 Centre, based at Redland Green and Cotham Schools, has gone from strength to strength with outstanding A level, Pre U and BTEC results.

Marian Curran, Director of the North Bristol Post 16 Centre, said: “We have once again enjoyed scenes of elation and happiness here as students received their results. We are very pleased to see the percentage of students achieving the highest grades is above the national average. This is true not only at A*-A grades, but also at A, B and C grades. 

“We are particularly proud of our students who have overcome personal adversity to achieve great success. 

"Their hard work, commitment and determination has paid off and the vast majority of students have gained places at their first choice University.

“In the context of the well-documented and greater challenge in A levels and BTECs, to have held our strong position and seen an increase in the highest grades is truly outstanding. 

"We are equally proud of the fact that we support a very broad range of students, including those with modest starting points, making these outcomes and the progress our students make, all the more impressive.”

Sarah Baker, head teacher at Redland Green School, stated: "We are thrilled for our students at the North Bristol Post 16 Centre for their outstanding results, which are due to students' dedication and hard work and the inspiration and motivation provided by staff."

In over 29 subjects there was a 100% pass rate with 38 students achieving A*-A’s in 3 or more of their A-levels. Nine students will be taking up their offers of places at Oxford and Cambridge and eleven  students, some of whom are from partner schools, will begin courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science. 

"A large proportion of students have successfully secured Russell Group university places. 

Marian Curran added: “This year we have also continued to see a rise in the number of students achieving outstanding results, who have been successful in securing places on competitive and highly prestigious Apprentice schemes, examples of these are with Bishop Fleming and the BBC. 

“Students were also highly successful in their BTEC courses, securing a 100% pass rate with over three quarters of grades at Distinction* and Merit. We are particularly pleased that students from partner schools (Fairfield, Henbury, Orchard School and Oasis Brightstowe) have done so well this year. 

“In Further Maths, Chemistry, Economics, French, German, Mathematics, Ancient History, and in our performing arts and arts based courses the results were brilliant with over 60% of students gaining A*-B grades. Mathematics and science represent one in three of all entries. The results in these subjects were a real strength of the centre, reflecting the specialisms of the two schools.”

“We want to congratulate all our students and wish them well as they take up their next steps at university, employment, begin their gap year and their future careers.”