Students rose to new challenges

Batley Girls' High School is celebrating success yet again with excellent GCSE results, six students securing nine straight A** to A grades and three gaining ten A** to A grades.

Tuesday, 29th August 2017, 1:04 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 11:57 am
Top performing students at Batley Girls High School

In English and English Literature, nine students gained 18 of the new high scores of double A**.

Following the outstanding A Level outcomes last week, the excellent GCSE results are a credit to the students, families and staff, said co-heads David Cooper and Julie Haigh.

They said: “We are delighted with the Maths and English new Standard ‘Basics’ score of 70 per cent (scoring grade 4-9 in both Maths and English), and new Good ‘Basics’ score of 45 per cent (scoring grade 5-9 in both Maths and English). Students have risen to, and exceeded, the challenge of the new and more difficult GCSEs, particularly in relation to their Key Stage 2 starting points.”

Building on 2016, students performed very well across a wide range of subjects, with exceptional results yet again in Physics, Biology, Chemistry and BTEC Science (100 per cent A*- C), said the co-heads.

E-Baccalaureate subjects scored particularly well, they added, with French (81.6 per cent A*-C); Urdu (70 per cent A*-C); Geography (59 per cent A*-C); and History (62 per cent A*-C). Alongside academic success, our students continue to excel in Expressive Arts (100 per cent A*-C); Textiles Technology (100 per cent A*-C); Photography (100 per cent A*-C); Media Studies (87 per cent A*-C); and Fine Art (91 per cent A*-C), they said.

“Our top performing students are eager and ready to begin the next stage of their education.

“Our outstanding Sixth Form College offers a range of highly successful A-level and vocational courses, together with a personalised Enrichment Programme and nationally recognised careers advice and guidance.

“Our single-sex provision from Year 7 through to university is unique in Kirklees.

“This continued success is a tribute to the long term commitment and hard work of all our staff, students, families, Trustees and Governors.”