Welcome to Bitterne Park
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Bitterne Park is a thriving, challenging and welcoming environment. I am incredibly proud to lead such a positive and successful school. The Bitterne Park team works because all students, teachers, support colleagues, Governors, parents, business partners and friends play a major part in aiming high and aspiring to achieve the best we can for all our students. As a truly diverse and mixed comprehensive we succeed with all abilities and needs. Equality of opportunity, respect and fairness are vital ingredients in the daily life of the largest 11 – 19 school in Southampton.
Headteacher Update on Exam Results 2015:
I am very pleased to be able to share some of our very good news in relation to the exam results at both A Level and GCSE, for 2015.
As the school gets up and running for the new academic year we are scrutinising and reviewing a range of key data. Further progress can be reported in several areas. The BPS Sixth Form returned their best results so far, confirming a three year trend of continuous improvement. As a small and inclusive Sixth Form, we are proud of delivering an individualised curriculum that allows our students to progress even further at age 18 years to either higher education, or the world of work. At A Level we had a 100% A – E pass rate (National = 98%), with A – C grades at 77% and A – B grades at 40%. BTec Vocational courses have all been highly successful with a 100% pass rate and many distinctions. This has of course made University destinations a reality for ALL students who have applied. Fantastic news for these students who will be starting to pack their bags ready for this challenge and important next steps. I also wish to mention that several of our post-16 students who have to keep on sitting GCSE in Maths and English up to the age of 18 years, if not previously passing these subjects, have also secured this key qualification.
At GCSE our results have held strong in increasingly challenging times. National Curriculum reviews and changes in grade boundaries and National “league” table measures all contribute to a landscape that changes every year. I want to praise our English and Maths teams for both securing a 74% A*-C pass rate for their students. Both figures at around 10% above the National averages. The 5 A*-C including Maths and English results, are at 65% for best entry and confirm good progress is being made by our students. Several subjects delivered exceptional results and/or 100% pass rates:
|Sciences and Triple Science||Geography||Economics|
|BTec courses||Religious Studies||Spanish; Greek; Japanese|
|Fine Arts & Photography||P.E.||Statistics|
|Performing Arts||Graphics & Construction|
Our Year 11 students are now signing up for the BPS Sixth Form and other college courses. I wish them all the very best on the next stage of their compulsory education.
In conclusion, well done Class of 2015 for your hard work and determination!