Bankfield students achieve best ever English and Maths GCSE results

Bankfield student makes history with school's best ever GCSE results

Bankfield student makes history with school's best ever GCSE results

Bankfield student makes history with school's best ever GCSE results

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IT was smiles all round today as students at Bankfield School achieved their best ever maths and English GCSE results.

English grades improved by 21 per cent.

Widnes pupils in Liverpool Road, Widnes have bucked the national trend and performed better than many other students across the country.

Head girl Charlotte McDowell achieved the highest results in the school’s 56-year-history, racking up eight A*s and four As in all her GCSE subjects.

She said: "I’m delighted not just for me, but for the teachers and school who have helped me achieve my potential.

"I’ve spent the first part of the summer with the school in Kenya and to come home to this is just fantastic.”

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11:56pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Filesy101 says...

The reason English and Maths results are so high is because all other subjects were sacrificed. People being removed from their chosen subjects and forced to do extra English and Maths on top of other specially made revision timetables is the reason that these subjects stand out. The other subjects' results look a great deal less impressive. But English and Maths is all they care about so that's that.
The reason English and Maths results are so high is because all other subjects were sacrificed. People being removed from their chosen subjects and forced to do extra English and Maths on top of other specially made revision timetables is the reason that these subjects stand out. The other subjects' results look a great deal less impressive. But English and Maths is all they care about so that's that. Filesy101
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6:00pm Fri 22 Aug 14

exstudentfrombankfield says...

The extra study periods provided was also science based and all were optional for people who were already above target grades in other subjects. Therefor this did not compromise other subjects. Without this extra tuition I do not believe I would have achieved as high as I have, in all of my subjects. I for one benifited from the extra lessons of the subjects that all students had to achieve at least a pass grade in to secure a place in college. As the government had made it clear that any students without this would have to resi exams in college. I would also like to let it be known that I am most thankful to all of the teachers who gave up personal time to provide extra tuition, as without this I would not have achieved as highly as I have.
The extra study periods provided was also science based and all were optional for people who were already above target grades in other subjects. Therefor this did not compromise other subjects. Without this extra tuition I do not believe I would have achieved as high as I have, in all of my subjects. I for one benifited from the extra lessons of the subjects that all students had to achieve at least a pass grade in to secure a place in college. As the government had made it clear that any students without this would have to resi exams in college. I would also like to let it be known that I am most thankful to all of the teachers who gave up personal time to provide extra tuition, as without this I would not have achieved as highly as I have. exstudentfrombankfield
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9:48pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Filesy101 says...

Extra tuition is a privilege that was exploited far too often last year because students were not doing what they needed to in class. Most of the time, students were forced into extra tuition, something which many did not want. Their efforts doing extra tuition and revision might have been better spent doing something they wanted to do, like the subject they had originally chosen and were dragged out of. But English and Maths did well so that's ALL that matters!
Extra tuition is a privilege that was exploited far too often last year because students were not doing what they needed to in class. Most of the time, students were forced into extra tuition, something which many did not want. Their efforts doing extra tuition and revision might have been better spent doing something they wanted to do, like the subject they had originally chosen and were dragged out of. But English and Maths did well so that's ALL that matters! Filesy101
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9:57pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Filesy101 says...

exstudentfrombankfie
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The extra study periods provided was also science based and all were optional for people who were already above target grades in other subjects. Therefor this did not compromise other subjects. Without this extra tuition I do not believe I would have achieved as high as I have, in all of my subjects. I for one benifited from the extra lessons of the subjects that all students had to achieve at least a pass grade in to secure a place in college. As the government had made it clear that any students without this would have to resi exams in college. I would also like to let it be known that I am most thankful to all of the teachers who gave up personal time to provide extra tuition, as without this I would not have achieved as highly as I have.
'all were optional for people who were already above target grades in other subjects.' - And those target grades were really accurate, weren't they? If people wanted to do a subject they should not have been dragged out of it. Targets? Haha, a projection from a pointless primary school exam that isn't even sat anymore!
[quote][p][bold]exstudentfrombankfie ld[/bold] wrote: The extra study periods provided was also science based and all were optional for people who were already above target grades in other subjects. Therefor this did not compromise other subjects. Without this extra tuition I do not believe I would have achieved as high as I have, in all of my subjects. I for one benifited from the extra lessons of the subjects that all students had to achieve at least a pass grade in to secure a place in college. As the government had made it clear that any students without this would have to resi exams in college. I would also like to let it be known that I am most thankful to all of the teachers who gave up personal time to provide extra tuition, as without this I would not have achieved as highly as I have.[/p][/quote]'all were optional for people who were already above target grades in other subjects.' - And those target grades were really accurate, weren't they? If people wanted to do a subject they should not have been dragged out of it. Targets? Haha, a projection from a pointless primary school exam that isn't even sat anymore! Filesy101
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11:22pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Happy parent :-) says...

It is not the school that sets targets for each pupil but the Government - but schools do not need some indication from the primary school as to the ability of the pupil for obvious reasons. As for comprimising option subjects , parents were invited into the school to discuss the progress of their child and the options available- I for one did not feel that if my child was not going to get at least a Grade C in his option subject , it was worth his while continuing and much preferred the opportunity that was given through extra tuition to increase the grade in his Maths where he was bordeliine C/D... I am extremely grateful to the school for being realistic and putting things in place to ensure the pupils reached their potential. My sons maths teacher gave him and others so much extra time and support including Saturday mornings that is above and beyond her job description..I know for a fact she took the class over from another teacher at Christmas as the pupils were all underachieving and every single one of that class passed with at least a Grade C in Mathematics last week. Surely better grades in English & Maths is a good thing for any young person as this is what is required by colleges and other further education providers.
It is not the school that sets targets for each pupil but the Government - but schools do not need some indication from the primary school as to the ability of the pupil for obvious reasons. As for comprimising option subjects , parents were invited into the school to discuss the progress of their child and the options available- I for one did not feel that if my child was not going to get at least a Grade C in his option subject , it was worth his while continuing and much preferred the opportunity that was given through extra tuition to increase the grade in his Maths where he was bordeliine C/D... I am extremely grateful to the school for being realistic and putting things in place to ensure the pupils reached their potential. My sons maths teacher gave him and others so much extra time and support including Saturday mornings that is above and beyond her job description..I know for a fact she took the class over from another teacher at Christmas as the pupils were all underachieving and every single one of that class passed with at least a Grade C in Mathematics last week. Surely better grades in English & Maths is a good thing for any young person as this is what is required by colleges and other further education providers. Happy parent :-)
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