Congratulations to our High Achievers!
The PBCC have always believed that hard work brings success at school and in postgraduate studies, so we wanted to take the opportunity to recognise the outstanding results of some of our students in recent months.
Focus Schools (the trust set up to run the schools that PBCC students attend) has had a long history of excellent results and above average reports from the Schools Inspection Service, and this is reflected in the attitude of the students to learning. Below is an extract from some inspiring comments made by one of the students, Rohanna Birch, who achieved 10 A*’s and 2 A’s in her GCSE’s.
‘I think the key to success and achieving good grades is based on an individual desire together with an atmosphere of wanting to learn and do your best possible. This is actively promoted by our teachers, trustees, parents and peers.
In year 9, our maths teacher gave us all a target and a dream target – this inspired me to do the same for the rest of my subjects. I set out to achieve my dream target in everything I was studying. It meant hard work, getting up early in the morning, committing myself to work before school, at school and after school. And with the help and support of all those around me, particularly the teachers, it meant I was able to reach my personal goal of getting all A grades or above, completing my GCSE’s with 10 A*s and 2 A’s.
Above all, I think as students, we need to be willing to study hard, not only in lessons, but also at home to give ourselves the best possible chance to succeed in our school career. Remember… we only have ONE chance to learn all we can at school – make the most of it! If it’s the only thing you do during your school life, stretch yourself to become a high achiever. Although it may seem difficult at the time, it will be well worthwhile in the future…’
Other high achievers in GCSE’s this year were;
Constance Harris – 10 A* grades.
Hayley Smith – 6A* grades, 5 A’s and 1B.
Kylie Deayton – 4A*’s and 5 A’s.
Josiah Fleet – 6A*’s and 4 A’s.
Nathan Bricknell – 6A*’s and 4 A’s,
Scott O’Prey – 4A*s, 4 A’s and 2 B’s.
This is fantastic and may you all continue on to excel in your A-levels!
Students then go on to complete years 12 and 13 culminating in A-levels and this year there have been some incredible results:
Victoria Atmore – 5A* grades, 1A and 1B
Daniel Hughes – 1A* and 4A’s plus a distinction in Grade 8 on the saxophone!
Murray Gates – 1A* and 4A’s and a B.
Rory Carron – 2A’s and 2B’s.
One student decided to take A-level maths early (Clayton Southall – year 10) and got an A!
We’d like to give the above a hearty round of applause – you’re an inspiration to those still at school to follow your example, and to many of us in middle age who wish we’d tried harder!
And when the students finish school – this is not the end of their learning. They are encouraged to take up Postgraduate Studies so that they can earn while they learn, and go on to gain degree equivalent qualifications. One such example is Tina Joynt from Ireland, who came seventh in the world and first in the country at a professional level Accountancy examination! Congratulations Tina – we wish you all the best in your ongoing studies!
We encourage all viewers of this article to blog in your congratulations to these students – they deserve every one!
We would like to thank everyone for their blogs. We want to make it very clear that though these individuals have done incredibly well, this is, as others have said not only about grades. There are many pupils in our schools around the world who have worked extremely hard and excelled to prove they can learn how to learn and do the very best they can.
We have only named persons on this blog to show how through that sheer dedication we can achieve outstanding results. We can say that if you are looking at this, and have put your all into your work but not achieved this level of grade, do not be discouraged, you are still a high achiever. Being an achiever is about being able to set yourself to achieve something and hitting your goal, being a finisher!
Everyone is very aware that we all have different abilities as someone has referred to, these are God given, but to achieve any grade beyond what you thought was possible, is an excellent achievement. So for all of you who have done this, but haven’t been mentioned on this blog, we would like to say WELL DONE!! your work ethic and achievements will NOT have gone unnoticed.