Beechwood continues to out-perform the GCSE national average.
We are incredibly proud of all of our students’ achievements and wish them continued success with their future studies.
Key Stage Three:
We follow a broad curriculum to provide a balance that can stimulate the talents of every student. During Year 9, students will have the opportunity to learn about our wide range of GCSE subjects and make their option choices.
Class sizes vary from about 8 – 20, according to the subject options taken. Mathematics and English are taught in ability groups.
We offer over 16 option choices for GCSE on top of the core subjects.
Our dedicated team includes trained teachers, specialising in areas such as Dyslexia, Maths, and Speech and Language. Students needing support are identified when they enter Beechwood, through screening, or referral by teachers, and an individual programme is put in place. This may include individual lessons or Directed Study and may involve replacing a curriculum subject with time spent in Learning Development. The subject to be replaced is considered on an individual basis, so that we can give the students the best curriculum programme to suit their needs.
Students are screened for extra time and other access arrangements in external examinations. This can include in-school assessment or referral to other professionals such as an Educational Psychologist.
We work closely with subject teachers, and the Learning Enhancement Hub to improve students’ learning experience and skills. All students are base-line assessed at the beginning of the school year and these results are used to form reading and spelling booster groups before school and at lunchtimes if necessary. Other support groups are put in place depending on need.
Following hot on the heels of the strong A level results released only two days ago, the Year 11 students at Beechwood have also received impressive GCSE and IGCSE results, rewarding their hard work through the unprecedented disruption and uncertainty over the past two years.
The students have shown incredible resilience by adapting to the changing demands of their studies. Periods of distance learning and extensive testing have required levels of perseverance and motivation beyond that expected of previous year groups, and the students receive our full admiration for how they have risen to the challenge, displaying extraordinary maturity and initiative to achieve their results.
• 38% of all examinations were graded A/A* or 9/8/7
• More than a third (37%) of students achieved at least six A/A*s, and the top performer received a grade 9 in seven subjects
• In each GCSE or IGCSE, pupils at Beechwood achieved on average more than one grade higher than the grade predicted from their cognitive ability test (Value Added = 1.2 grades)
We congratulate the students on their performance and join them in celebrating the results they so richly deserve, wishing them every success in their continued education.
Grades: Proportion of GCSEs
9/8 or A* 28%
9/8/7/6 or A* to B 63%