Friday 13th November was a Children in Need extravaganza with a non-uniform day and many children participating in a sponsored walk. Following the deluge of rain in the early hours, we were very relieved to see the rain clouds part and a beautiful crisp autumn day appear. Students enthusiastically walked or ran around the field enjoying the fresh air, safe in the knowledge that they were also raising money for a very good cause whilst, at lunchtime, Key Stage 4 students were also involved in a 5 a-side football competition. Our thanks go to Mr. Field for organising this day long event. Meanwhile, over in the Sixth Form, a Bake-off competition was underway with prizewinners, Ethan, Charlotte and Rosey in Year 7 and Aimee in Year 8. Here is Aimee’s cake
In a year that will never be forgotten, we are delighted that the hard work of our staff and students over the last couple of years has been recognised and that our students can now progress to the next stage of their life.
Mrs Penny Town, Head of Sixth Form stated “ We are so proud that all our university applicants got their first choice university place, including top Russell Group Universities such as Liverpool and York. Our small and supportive Sixth Form continues to add value and improve the life chances of our young people.”
Miss Stephenson, Headteacher said “It’s important that we celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of our young people who have worked so valiantly during these most unusual of times. Our thanks also go to our families, staff and governors for their continued commitment and support.”
Service Children’s Remembrance Service
Along with more than 500 other children, on Friday morning (8th) eleven students from across Years 7 to 9 represented the school at the annual Service Children’s Remembrance Service at Ripon Cathedral. Deborah (Year 9) was the standard bearer for the Royal British Legion’s Military Kids Club showing great confidence and pride. It was a great privilege for Boroughbridge High School to take part in this event.
Year 10 History Club at the Green Howards Museum
Written by Amara ‘This Monday, we were fortunate enough to have a visit to the Green Howards Museum in Richmond. The Y10 History Club prepared a poster about Archie White, who was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal during the First World War, especially for the day; the poster was made into a banner which will be proudly displayed in school. The students were able to spend the 2 minutes silence with students from other local secondary schools and members of the Armed Forces. Well done to the students who participated in the poster project and many thanks to the individuals at the museum for giving us such a great opportunity.’
Year 11 – Skills Yorkshire Careers Event and Year 12 – University & Apprenticeship Fair, Leeds – October 2019
Students in years 11 & 12 had the opportunity to visit these regional events. Each event is aimed to provide students with relevant information which compliments their current option and career needs. Students had time to look round the many stands, collect information, network, attend seminars and try practical tasks. Highlights included the large range of practical activities on the NHS and Army stands and the creativity of the Performing Arts Hub and Intuitions Hair and Beauty. Year 12 students gained valuable knowledge about the UCAS process and writing personal statements in the seminars. Students returned to school with bags of useful information which will assist them in making informed choices at Post-16 and Post-18 points.
Sixth Form students took the lead in baking and making to organise a coffee morning as part of the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’, raising £222.32 for Macmillan. Thanks to the parents, staff and students who supported the event.
It’s been another excellent year for Boroughbridge High School students as they, along with staff and parents, have been celebrating another set of impressive GCSE results today. The top grades of 7 – 9 made up almost a quarter of grades awarded. An impressive 15 students gained at least 1 Grade 9, across 15 subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Language, Maths, French, Italian, Russian, Food Technology, Geography, History, PE, RE, Music and Art.
There are many individual success stories including Bertie, who achieved an amazing 7 Grade 9s, putting him in very exclusive company of 0.1% of students who sat their GCSEs this year. Bertie, who is starting his A Levels at Boroughbridge High School Sixth Form in September said ‘I am so surprised and proud of my results. Staff have been amazing, supporting me through school and I’m really looking forward to coming to start my ‘A’ Levels here.’
Students have followed an innovative Stage not Age curriculum where they completed two of their optional GCSEs at the end of Year 10. Many of the results gained last year were above the national average and students have built upon this high standard with a higher proportion of students securing the highest grades.
Headteacher Kathryn Stephenson said, ‘It has been an absolute pleasure to congratulate students on their achievements which is a clear recognition of all of their hard work. We are delighted that our students are now able to move confidently into further study, apprenticeships and employment and we look forward to welcoming many of them back into our Sixth Form in September.’
Staff, students and parents at Boroughbridge High School are celebrating another year of very good A Level results. Students achieved a 100% pass rate in the vast majority of subjects offered including Maths, English Literature, Physics, Arts, Business Studies and Humanities subjects.
Key highlights include 100% of students achieving a grade ‘A’ for Mathematics and over 50% of students achieving high grades in a number of subjects including, Religious Studies, Health and Social Care, Business Studies, Fine Art, Physics and Sociology. In addition to Maths, students also achieved ‘A’ grades in English Literature, Geography, Health and Social Care and Religious Studies.
As the photo shows there are many individual success stories of students who have successfully obtained the grades needed to progress on to university.
Headteacher Kathryn Stephenson said “We are very proud of the achievements of our students and congratulate them on their success. It’s so rewarding to see students gain university places and employment of their choice. The results also reflect the continued support of our families, staff and school governors. The class of 2019 will be producing the engineers, economists, graphic designers, mathematicians and artists of the future and we wish them well.’’
Head of Sixth Form, Penny Town added “I am delighted that so many of our young people have achieved such a great set of results.”