• Students at BRGS continued to achieve the high level of success at A level which has become synonymous with the school.
  • The number of students climbed to a new high of 225. They passed 818 A level exams out of 865 at grades A to E and, in addition, passed 182 exams at AS level. Pass rates over 95% have now been reached for the last 5 years.
  • 414 results were at grades A and B, a rate of 47.9% which is the third highest in the school’s history.
  • The average UCAS points per student was 351 points which was a new record.
  • 42 students achieved the excellent standard of three or more passes at grade A.
  • Outstanding results came from the following; the numbers show how many grade A passes the students achieved, a half being at AS level:

  • Sam Foster
  • Rachel Sagar

5

  • Paul Bulman
  • Lara Cadney
  • Ben Eacott
  • Mary Flook
  • Catherine Miller
  • Nicola Pilkington

  • Martin Longstaff
  • Sarah Terry
  • 4
  • Sabrina Alam
  • Rebecca Bailey
  • Ryan Bradshaw
  • Rachael Lever
  • Laura Shepherd
  • Adam Turner

  • George Disney
  • Laura Eastwood
  • Nicholas Hallsworth
  • Ailsa Mainwaring
  • Vicky Ormston
  • Rachael Parkinson
  • Luke Roberts
  • Ruth Syers
  • Julian Worthington

3

  • Sam Bemment
  • Francis Chadwick
  • Rebecca Chamley
  • Carey Delaney
  • Gemma Emmerson
  • Hannah Flint
  • Lauren Gosnell
  • Alex Hocking
  • Alex Hubbard
  • Namsi Khan
  • Kayleigh Mills
  • David Pickles
  • Luke Postlethwaite
  • Gemma Rosthorn
  • Naomi Shearon
  • Rowan Uren
  • Nancy Whiting     

A'Level and GSCE exam results report tables

 A'Level and GCSE exam results report graphs

The results mean that at least seven students will enter Oxbridge next year. They are:

  • Gareth Barry to read Natural Sciences at Emmanuel College, Cambridge
  • Paul Bulman to read Computer Science at Christ’s College, Cambridge
  • George Disney to read Geography at Queen’s College, Cambridge
  • Mary Flook to read Veterinary Medicine at Clare College, Cambridge
  • Sam Foster to read Natural Sciences at Queen’s College, Cambridge
  • Rachael Lever to read English at Christ Church, Oxford
  • Rachel Sagar to read Medicine at Downing College, Cambridge

The headmaster, Mr Martyn Morris, said:

"Yet again this year the doom-mongers have been saying that A levels are getting easier and they are disparaging the efforts of our young people. They should come to Rossendale and see how incredibly hard the students in the valley work. It is not the case as it was years ago that students could do very little for a year and a half and then spend the last few months before the final exams simply learning notes. Nowadays they have constant pressures from coursework and modular exams throughout the two years and the competition to achieve places at premier league universities has never been higher. It is also futile to compare A level results now with those of 20 years ago. It is like comparing chalk and cheese. Years ago the main skill involved in A level was writing essays. Now the subject specifications are much wider in terms of content and a huge range of skills to do with analysis and synthesis have to be learned.

We are very proud of the standards our young people have achieved this year. It has been very much a team effort by many schools as nearly half of our students came from other secondary schools in the surrounding area who gave them an excellent foundation at GCSE level on which to build their A level studies. The dedication of our teachers and pastoral staff cannot be praised enough; they do make a big difference to young lives."