Broadoak school is proud to report on a record breaking year for examination results in 2016. 65% of pupils achieved the headline measure of a C grade or above in both English and mathematics. This is unprecedented success for the school, with the previous record for this measure standing at 53% in 2012.
71% of pupils achieved a C grade or above in maths which is also school record. 69% of pupils achieved a C grade or above in English language and 64% achieved a C or above in English literature. Almost a third of pupils secured a B grade or above in English language. This success reveals the commitment and focus Broadoak School has in driving standards in these all important core subjects.
Equally important is the success of Science. A cohort of triple scientists achieved highly in all 3 subjects with 1 pupil achieving A* grades in Chemistry and Physics and a grade A in Biology. 100% of this cohort achieved C grades or above in all 3 sciences.
The breadth of the curriculum means pupils study a suite of other qualifications (including vocational qualifications) which have also had excellent outcomes. Courses in Digital Applications, Construction, Performing Arts and Motor Vehicle all had 100% pass rate. Meanwhile, Business Studies, Art, Health and Social Care and Sport all ensured that more than 80% of pupils that undertook the courses achieved the all-important pass as a minimum.
Headteacher Lee McConaghie said “These examination results are just reward for the young people who have worked so hard for five years at Broadoak. We are all very proud of their record breaking achievements.”
In terms of individual success the highest achiever was Emily Edwards (Head girl) who accumulated 7A* grades (including English and maths) and 3 A grades. Individual accomplishments such as these confirm the school’s belief that pupils who attend Broadoak can succeed at the very highest level and can compete with pupils regionally and nationally.
Chief Executive of The Dean Trust, Tarun Kapur CBE said “These examination results and the year on year improvements at both of the Dean Trust schools in Trafford demonstrate that these schools ensure pupils achieve their very best .”
Despite a changing curriculum landscape these examination results are testament to the tireless work of the staff and the pupils. The school looks forward to maintaining this success in 2017.