St Brendan’s gives students a second chance to succeed

Published on: 01 Sep 2014

St Brendan’s Sixth Form College is celebrating another year of great GCSE results. 

As well as offering one of the widest selections of A-levels and BTEC’s in the South West, the College also runs GCSE courses in English, maths and biology.  

Most students on these courses have previously failed or achieved less than a C grade in these subjects after five years at school or in the case of biology have discovered that they need a science GCSE in order to progress further along their chosen education or career pathway. Students on these GCSE courses picked up their results today and celebrated a year of hard work.

Vice Principal Maddy Woolfenden commented:  “Many of our students have enjoyed success at GCSE with an overall college achievement of 98% in the three subjects on offer. 57 students achieved a grade C or higher in English and 47 students achieved a grade C or higher in mathematics. GCSE biology delivered over two years in most institutions but in just one year at St Brendan’s, has enjoyed a 57% success rate - this is a great achievement for staff and students after nine months of teaching.”   

 Three students who are very happy today are Jake Bartlett from Bath who previously attended St Mark’s School and Aaron Planter and Oshae Callaway from Bristol who both previously studied at St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School. All three last week collected their Level Two Performing Arts BTEC awards and today found out that they had all achieved the grade Cs that they needed in their GCSEs.

 Briony Brown from Bath who formally attended Hayesfield School, achieved the C that she had hoped for in English to go with her Level Two Health & Social Care qualification which she collected last week.

 George Webb from St Annes, a former student of Brislington  Enterprise College also achieved the grade C which he needed in English. He also passed his Level Two Cambridge TEC Diploma in IT.

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