• Students at BRGS continued to produce excellent results at A level this year.
  • 248 students passed 746 A level exams out of 758 at grades A to E and, in addition, passed 306 exams at AS level. The pass rate was 98.4% and has remained constant for the last three years. BRGS Sixth Form attracts a large number of new students who have achieved GCSE qualifications elsewhere.
  • 423 A level results were at grades A and B, a rate of 55.8% which is the highest in the school’s history and is a further improvement on last year’s excellent results.
  • The average UCAS points per student was 401 which is 3 below the record set last year.
  • 41 students achieved the excellent standard of three or more passes at grade A. This was 16.5% of the year group whereas nationally 5% achieve three 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:

Luke Bramwell
in Art and Design, Critical Thinking, English Literature, General Studies, Further Maths, Maths and Physics.
» Read article about Luke in Lancashire Telegraph

Eleanor Cocker in Biology (AS), Critical Thinking, English Literature, General Studies, History, Psychology and RE.

Jonathan Gledhill in Chemistry, Computing, Critical Thinking (AS), General Studies, Geography, Maths and Physics

Tom Hyatt, in Art (AS), Critical Thinking, General Studies, Geography, Maths, Further Maths and Physics.

Samantha Challinor
in Biology, Computing, Critical Thinking (AS), French, General Studies, German (AS) and Maths.

Simon Warren in Critical Thinking, Computing, General Studies, Geography, Maths and Physics.

Abigail Hughes in Biology, Chemistry, Critical Thinking (AS), General Studies, History and PE.

Katherine Andrews in Chemistry, English Literature (AS), General Studies, History, Maths and Further Maths (AS).

Shannon Chamley in Biology, Chemistry, General Studies, Geography and French.

Robert Whitworth in Biology, Critical Thinking, English Language, General Studies and History.

Catherine Atkinson in Critical Thinking (AS), Dance, Drama, English Language
and Literature and Psychology (AS).

Sam Boaden in Critical Thinking, History(AS), English Literature, Maths and Further Maths.

Victoria Bradshaw in Chemistry, Critical Thinking (AS), English Literature, General Studies and History.

Katie Brown in Biology, Critical Thinking (AS), English Literature, Geography and RE.

Annie Kelly in Biology, Chemistry, General Studies, Maths and Physics (AS).

Victoria Lord in Art, Critical Thinking (AS), English Literature, General Studies and History.

Tom Marsh in Economics, General Studies, Geography, Maths and PE (AS).

Sam Stevens in Critical Thinking, Computing (AS), English Literature, History and Media Studies.

Ismaeel Waseem in Computing (AS), Economics, General Studies, History and Maths.

CSE Results 2005 - read about what these students achieved at GCSE 2 years ago

Michael Giverin

Claire Jackson in Biology, Chemistry, General Studies and Maths.

Jonathan Peel in Geography, General Studies, Maths and Physics.

Laura Proctor in Biology, Chemistry, General Studies and Psychology.

Caroline Wilcock in Biology, Physics, Psychology and Maths.

Edward Bishop
Nicholas Daunt
Lesley Davidson
Andrew Green
Simon Kroll
Richard Sagar
Olivia Sloss
Rebecca Willis


Andrew Booth
Susan Brownhill
Simon Coates
Peter Illingworth
James Ingham
Jamshaid Mansoor
Daniel Surgeon
John Wood
Helen Young


  • The results mean that six students will enter Oxbridge next year. There will be a further press release about them next week when the universities have confirmed their places.

The deputy headmaster, Dr Andrew Edwards, said “I should like to take this opportunity to congratulate the students and staff of BRGS who work in a very busy school in conditions that are at times far from ideal. However, the most important component of the learning and examination experience that our students undergo is the partnership that develops between students and teachers both in the teaching classroom and in our wide range of extra-curricular activities. It is very satisfying to see how both our own and students who join our sixth form from elsewhere, flourish in our school. These results today are just one part of the educational package that the school delivers. As our students leave to further their education and careers, we feel as if we are saying goodbye to some very good friends”.

Links to BRGS A Level Results news published in local newspapers:

A Level Results 2007
A Level results for each student, published in Manchester Evening News.

Photos & News published in Lancashire Evening Telegraph
Photo 1 "Lewis Haigh from Bacup who got BBD and is joining the Greater Manchester police, Damien Surgeon from Haslingden who got AAAB and is off to Nottingham to study French and Politics and Judd Bamford from Edenfield who got BCC and is off to Salford to Study History and Politics and front Jade Carter from Burnley who got BBB and is off to Lancaster to do Criminology."
Photo 2 "Racheal Holt from Burnley who got ABB and is off to Leeds to do Accountancy and Finance and boyfriend Peter Illingworth from Norden, Rochdale, who got AAB and is off to Leeds to study Business."
Photo 3 "Sophie Pickup from Burnley who got BCC and is off to Manchester Metropolitan to do an Art Foundation, Rebecca Sidlow from Rochdale who got BDD and is off to Leeds to do Events Management and Stacey Bartlett from Rawtenstall who got ABC and is taking a gap year."
Photo 4 "Simon Coates from Haslingden who got three A's and 2 B's and is off to Leeds to study Law, Claire Jackson from Ramsbottom who got 4A's and a B and is going to Newcastle to study Medicine, Abi Hughes from Baxenden who got 5A's and is off to Manchester to study Pharmacy, Shannon Chamley from Littleborough who got 5 A's and is off to UCL London to do Medicine and Tom Hyatt from Rawtenstall who got 6 A's and is off to Oxford to study Physics and Philosophy."
Photo 5 "Katie Brown from Waterfoot who got 4 A's and is off to study Law at Cambridge, Annie Kelly from Burnley who got A's and is off to Leeds to do Dentistry and Victoria Bradshaw from Whalley who got 4 A's and is taking a gap year to work and travel."
Photo 6 "Jonathan Gledhill from Whitworth who got 6 and a Half A's and who is off to Durham to study Chemistry and Luke Bramwell from Rochdale who got 7A's and is off to Cambridge to study General Engineering."
Photo 7 "Brierfield Twins Zaid Afzal who got ABB and is taking a gap year and Omar Afzal who got ABB and is off to Leeds to do Chemical Engineering."