For the second week running, students at Bishop Douglass were celebrated this Summer. They achieved the best ever KS4 results that Bishop Douglass has seen. 76% of students achieved five or more A*-C grades, with 45% getting five with English and Maths. Within that, 39 students gained 10 or more GCSEs at A*-C grade.
Headteacher Angela Murphy was delighted. She said "It was so good seeing the young people open their results. We knew they were good, but seeing it on their faces was a real pleasure. They have worked so hard this year and been supported by my excellent team of teachers, and they deserve nothing less! Such a strong set of exam results will also ensure they achieve well in our 6th form".
Reflecting on other year groups that take exams, the Year 9 and 10 students Curriculum Deputy Nick Simms said "Our Year 10 students are going into Year 11 with a very strong set of results as well. 45% of them are starting their final year of KS4 with 5 or more GCSE/BTECs. This is puts them in a strong position to do extremely well in 2012, and validates our curriculum philosophy which is based on Stage not Age of learning. We are also proud of the Year 9 students, most of whom got the two GCSEs they were studying at A*-C".
Bishop Douglass offers an excellent curriculum of which it is justly proud. It enables students to chose subjects that they love and that are relevant to their aspirations. It allows them to follow a programme, from Year 7 through to Y13, with clearly planned pathways that enable them to achieve their goals at the appropriate level.
The last word goes to Angela Murphy. She said "I have a great team of staff in the school who support the young people and have helped them achieve at so many levels this year. I am delighted at the successes, both academic and in other areas. The exam results at KS4 and 5 are the best we have had, and the young people have done well in sport, on the stage and in community work. Visitors to the school always comment on how impressed they are with their their conduct and hard work and of this we are proud."