Students rose to new challenges

Top performing students at Batley Girls High School
Top performing students at Batley Girls High School

Batley Girls’ High School is celebrating success yet again with excellent GCSE results, six students securing nine straight A** to A grades and three gaining ten A** to A grades.

In English and English Literature, nine students gained 18 of the new high scores of double A**.

Following the outstanding A Level outcomes last week, the excellent GCSE results are a credit to the students, families and staff, said co-heads David Cooper and Julie Haigh.

They said: “We are delighted with the Maths and English new Standard ‘Basics’ score of 70 per cent (scoring grade 4-9 in both Maths and English), and new Good ‘Basics’ score of 45 per cent (scoring grade 5-9 in both Maths and English). Students have risen to, and exceeded, the challenge of the new and more difficult GCSEs, particularly in relation to their Key Stage 2 starting points.”

Building on 2016, students performed very well across a wide range of subjects, with exceptional results yet again in Physics, Biology, Chemistry and BTEC Science (100 per cent A*- C), said the co-heads.

E-Baccalaureate subjects scored particularly well, they added, with French (81.6 per cent A*-C); Urdu (70 per cent A*-C); Geography (59 per cent A*-C); and History (62 per cent A*-C). Alongside academic success, our students continue to excel in Expressive Arts (100 per cent A*-C); Textiles Technology (100 per cent A*-C); Photography (100 per cent A*-C); Media Studies (87 per cent A*-C); and Fine Art (91 per cent A*-C), they said.

“Our top performing students are eager and ready to begin the next stage of their education.

“Our outstanding Sixth Form College offers a range of highly successful A-level and vocational courses, together with a personalised Enrichment Programme and nationally recognised careers advice and guidance.

“Our single-sex provision from Year 7 through to university is unique in Kirklees.

“This continued success is a tribute to the long term commitment and hard work of all our staff, students, families, Trustees and Governors.”