Bright Futures Celebrates Trio of GCSE Successes

Bright Futures Educational Trust (BFET) is delighted to be celebrating excellent GCSE results for its three secondary school academies.

In a challenging year of revised content and new grading systems, Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (AGGS), Cedar Mount Academy and South Shore Academy have all seen improved results.

100% of students at AGGS gained at least 5 subjects at A*-C, including grades of 5 or above in English and Mathematics. 86% of all results were graded at A*-A or 7 and above.

Of examinations using the traditional grading system 52% were graded at A*. In the new English and maths GCSEs, 29% of students achieved the highest grade of 9. An incredible 29 students achieved A* or above (8 or above on the new GSCE grading scale) in all their subjects.

There were also 96 students who passed all 9 subjects at 7+, A or A* grade, which is a remarkable 55% of the cohort.

Attainment at Cedar Mount Academy continues to improve, with an increase of 40% points of students gaining A* – C in art, 12% more in Business, a 35% increase in History and 23% more in PE. Even with papers being submitted for re-marks, Maths and English are also showing progression, although final figures are yet to be confirmed.

South Shore Academy in Blackpool meanwhile, is celebrating 46% of students achieving a Grade 4 or higher in English and Maths, representing a 10% point progression on last year.

The arts have proved particularly successful, with 93% of students gaining A -*C in Art and 89% in Drama , while 59% of pupils achieved the same in Chemistry – 29% points more than in 2016.

John Stephens, CEO of BFET says: “I am delighted to see so many individual successes for students in our BFET schools. These excellent outcomes are the product of a huge amount of dedicated hard work by the students and staff, well supported by parents, carers and families.”


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