Every student who chooses to study at BL6 will receive an excellent education and will be valued and developed as an individual. Personal care will be taken to ensure that students genuinely achieve their potential and that they are fully prepared for their chosen pathway into higher education, training or employment.
‘Outstanding’ Ofsted 2017
In our recent April Ofsted inspection, the main school has been rated as good overall, with personal development and welfare seen as outstanding. BL6, in its first ever inspection, has been rated as outstanding.
You can find a copy of the both the BL6 section and a full copy of the report by clicking the links below and it will be published on the main OFSTED website within the next five days.
Year 13 ICAEW BASE Competition Regional Heat Winners
Chloe Shaw, Mollie Bell, Genevieve Vallance, Chalotte Jones & Megan Jones competed at Britannia Stadium in the Stoke-on Trent regional heat for ICAEW BASE Competition for a place in the final at Birmingham. They had to present a business rational for a project they decided on to a team of judges and then be grilled on those decisions. The girls worked with a business mentor who commented on how successful the group had worked and how well they had presented. This all paid off when they were announced the winners! The will now be treated to a night away in Birmingham a Gala dinner and the chance to compete in the final.
|BL6 Open Evening||9 November 2016|
|BL6 Applications Open||10th November 2016|
|BL6 Information, Advice and Guidance Sessions begin||5th December 2016|
|BL6 Timetable is constructed||from 16th December 2016|
|BL6 Taster Sessions||3rd and 4th July 2017|
|BL6 Enrolment||from 24th August 2017|
2016 sees great results at BL6
It’s an excellent year once again with students in BL6 performing incredibly well to match last year’s best ever results. The target grades were set high and many students have surpassed their expected grades.
In summary the headlines are 25% of grades awarded were A* or A, 54% were A* to B, 79% were A* to C and virtually 100% A* to E. A remarkable five students gained A*’s in all subjects studied with another nine gaining A*’s and A’s in every subject; many did equally well given their target grades and, in the case of a number of students, in the face of real adversity. Seventy six students came away with the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) all of which were A* to C.
There are some fantastic success stories, be those gaining vocational qualifications or those going down the more traditional A level route. During the year they have also taken advantage of all the enrichment opportunities on offer, such as work experience, charity fund raising and EPQ in BL6 to make themselves ready for the next stage of their lives.
Andrew Cliffe, (Headteacher) commented,
‘It’s fantastic that these results have opened up so many opportunities for our students. Some great apprenticeships, vocational training courses as well as top universities, including three off to Oxford or Cambridge, are the exciting destinations for our students. A huge well done to all the students and many thanks for the support offered by both families and our hard working, dedicated teachers.’