Rapidly improving GCSE results

Rapidly improving GCSE results at BCHS

A year of hard work has paid off at Brentwood County High School as year 11 pupils open their GCSE results today. After celebrating excellent A Level results last week, a dramatic improvement can also be seen in the BCHS 2018 GCSE results compared to 2017. Progress of all pupils has risen dramatically and there are some very pleasing results with highlights such as:

  • English and Maths improved all grade thresholds from last year
  • Our students accumulated a total of 42 of the new elite ‘9’ grades between them
  • Almost a third gained a grade 7 (old grade A) or above in English

Individuals who racked up some of the top grades (among others) were:

Samuel Pickering: 6 grade 9, 1 grade 8 and 1 A*

Toby Elmer: 5 grade 9, 1 grade 8 and 1 grade A*

Ethan Coombs: 3 grade 9, 3 grade 8

Abigail Sloman: 1 grade 9, 7 grade 8 and an A*

Charlie Richards: 2 grade 9 and 4 grade 8

Benjamin Kerwin: 2 grade 9, 4 grade 8

Josie Stansfield: 5 grade 8

Other students who gained outstanding results include one who gained 3 grade 9, 1 grade 8 and an A* and another who gained 3 grade 9, 1 grade 8.

Several students made outstanding progress, every one of them attained grades which were an average of more than two grades above what was expected, these are: Katie Little, Keely Chieuw, Benjamin Kerwin, Aswin Manoj and Ethan Horden-Gray.




BCHS joined the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust last year following a disappointing Ofsted in March 17. This year, the school has gone through considerable change and a focus on rapid improvements. Executive Headteacher, Mrs Hughes, said

‘These results are a reflection of how far the school has come in the last year. Teaching and learning has improved to meet the high standards and targets being set by the Osborne Trust. This upward trend will now continue at a rapid pace with the new Head of School, Miss M Ryan, who will join the leadership team in September’.

Going forward, as well as high academic results, the school and the Trust will be working on developing independent careers advice across all year groups and developing the more able scheme that has started this year. The sporting opportunities will be further developed through the school’s work with West Ham Football Club which will provide greater sporting options for BCHS students. In addition to this, the school looks forward to planned refurbishment and building works beginning later in the year. Staff and students look forward to a bright future.