Congratulations to students and staff as Year 11 from summer 2023 achieves the best progress of any school in Bristol!
Progress 8 is the national measure of progress – how much better than similar students in other schools do our children perform.
Our score of 0.57 puts St Bede’s in the highest Department for Education band, “Well above average”, top for all Bristol schools and well into the top 10% of schools nationally.
It means that our children, on average, achieved over half a grade higher in each subject than similar students in the average school.
On Thursday 5th October, we welcomed 700 people to our open evening. Families were able to see the high quality Christian education their children would receive if they chose St Bede's for their secondary education.
Parents/carers of any Year 6 children (born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013) wishing to join St Bede's Catholic College are reminded that now is the time to apply for their secondary school place for September 2024. To make your application:
1. you must complete the secondary transfer application form provided by your home Local Authority (available on the LA website) by 31 October, and:
2. if you are applying for a baptised Catholic child or for a child of another denomination faith, you should also additionally complete an online Supplementary Information Form (available on the college website under Admissions) and provide the college with a copy of your child’s baptism certificate/proof of membership, also by 31 October.
Please note that all applicants must complete the Local Authority form – not just the college’s supplementary form, and baptism certificates/proof of membership must be provided to the college.
GCSE Press Release
All those that are part of the St Bede’s Catholic College community are delighted to celebrate the successes of Year 11 students this year.
Rob King, Principal, said: “This fantastic group of students has lived through a hugely challenging two years. Despite the uncertainty, they have worked hard and risen to the challenges in a way that is so impressive. These children have grown in all aspects of their life, but today is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate their academic successes. Although we have many great performances at the top end, with large numbers of grades 8 and 9, we want to recognise all the huge achievements from students that have been dealing with very difficult circumstances. These students have earned the grades that will allow them to take their next steps in life. The students are a credit to themselves, their families and the college and we know they are going to make important contributions to our society in the future”.
“I would also like to thank the staff who have supported the students wonderfully, both through emotional care and in preparing them well for their examinations.”
Teresa Gilpin, Chair of Governors, said: “Well done to everyone, students and staff, in this most challenging of years. We wish each and every student success in their next steps”.
86% of students achieved a 4 or higher in English and Maths and 21% achieved a 7 or higher in English and Maths. The Attainment 8 score was 5.7.
The top achievers include:
Amelia Olds: Nine grade 9s and one grade 6.
Borys Staruzyk: Eight grade 9s and two grade 8s.
William Jones: Eight grade 9s, one grade 8 and one grade 7.
Amarachi Akumonye: Seven grade 9s, two grade 8s and one grade 7.
Isabel Braithwaite: Seven grade 9s, two grade 8s and a Level 2 Distinction.
Dillon Conefrey-Unwin: Six grade 9s, two grade 8s and two grade 6s.
Adam Preisner: Six grade 9s, two grade 8s and two grade 6s.
Antonina Parry: Five grade 9s and five grade 8s.
Theo Fernandes: Five grade 9s, four grade 8s and one grade 7.
Cameron Duckett: Five grade 9s, two grade 8s and three grade 7s.
Amelia Ould: Five grade 9s, two grade 8s, two grade 7s and one grade 6.
Sharlene Careng: Four grade 9s, one Level 2 Distinction*, four grade 8s and one grade 7.