Students, staff, governors and parents and carers celebrated another set of results on both the A Level and the GCSE results days this summer, with the dedicated team of teaching and support staff on hand to offer support and advice as students prepared for their next steps.
Headteacher, Mr Biglands acknowledged the hard-work of all concerned in supporting the individual achievements of the students:
"It is immensely rewarding to see our students achieve their personal goals and secure their next steps in education and the world of work. Students who succeed at Sir John Nelthorpe School are consistently well-rounded individuals who understand that strong academic achievement can be vital in the pursuit of career aspirations and life ambitions but it is also the values instilled in the individuals; the recognition of the importance of good manners, respect for others and tolerance within an increasingly diverse and rich community that distinguishes a Sir John Nelthorpe student from others. Our staff work hard to produce confident well-rounded young citizens who can contribute positively to society. I am very proud of all our students and what they have achieved during their time at this fabulous school. There has been a considerable amount of anxiety amongst students and teaching staff in relation to the new grading system at GCSE level and the new 'more demanding GCSE' specifications, leading to a lack of confidence in predicting student outcomes and therefore the support that teachers offered to individual students. In light of this the results achieved are very impressive indeed."
At GCSE level, of particular note is the number of students achieving a pass grade (grade C) or higher in the academic group of subjects defined as the prestigious 'English Baccalaureate' (EBacc.). To achieve the EBacc, students must study English, Maths, Science, at least one Modern Foreign Language (French or German) and at least one Humanity subject (Geography or History). Sir John Nelthorpe has topped the County League Tables in this measure, ranking first place for students achieving a standard pass (grade 4) or higher and ranking in first place for those achieving a strong pass (grade 5) or higher.
When considering the performance of students whose GCSE grades represent the culmination of 5 year's hard work at this School, the GCSE "Basics" measure (recognising students who achieve a pass in both English and Maths) saw over 80% of students achieving the standard pass of grade 4 or better and over 50% of students achieving a strong pass of grade 5 and above. A remarkable pass rate of 100% was achieved in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business Studies and Child Development. There were also very strong performances in Modern Languages and Technology subjects, along with PE and History.
At A Level, the performance of students within the Brigg Sixth Form has been excellent with all students securing the grades required to be able to progress on to their chosen universities (the vast majority of these being 'Russell Group' universities) or employer and apprenticeship routes.
Director of Sixth Form, Mr. Mosey said:
"This year's Brigg Sixth Form results reflect not only the dedication and hard work of the teaching and support staff but I also wish to recognise the effort made by the students with some outstanding individual performances. A level study is challenging and requires determination and a real desire to succeed over two years. The school-based setting offered by Sir John Nelthorpe School offers the best opportunity for staff and students to work closely together to support the individual learner and larger-than-ever numbers of Year 11 students are choosing to continue into our Sixth Form for exactly this reason.
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