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Excellent GCSE outcomes for Beaminster School students 2014
63% A* - C including English and Maths

Students and staff at Beaminster School celebrated their GCSE outcomes today. Whilst the national picture has reflected variations, results were almost exactly in line with the school’s own predictions. These show that students made excellent progress in achieving examination grades that reflect their hard work.

Mr Mike Best, Headteacher said: “I’m delighted to see that students have done so well. There were lots of happy students today – and I know that these results have exceeded some of their expectations. I’m very pleased to see that a significant number of students achieved a clean sweep of A* and A grades. Their teachers will be very pleased too.

In almost half of the subjects taken 40% of students gained A or A*grades and a staggering 78% of students achieved A grades in GCSE Physics.

This success reflects our inclusive approach and an emphasis upon the whole student. Students manage to produce these results at the same time as doing so much in and out of school in sport, the arts, supporting charities, activities, DofE expeditions, and of course enjoying themselves as well!

Whilst all students are worthy of mention the following did exceptionally well in achieving
8 or more GCSEs at A*/A:
Imogen Burwood, Ruth Daniel, Robyn Edwards, Rory Gillis,
Jonathan Greenwood, Ella Horne, Lottie Hyde, Caitlin Irish, Holly Marriage, Anna Park,
Tabitha Platt, Asha Ponsford-Maguire, Rhiannon Potter, James Reed

We look forward to welcoming many students back into our very successful Sixth form.

A Levels
Beaminster A Level results 2014:
A* 8%, A*-A 23%, A*-B 53%, A*-C 78%, A*-E 99%

Mr Mike Best, Headteacher said: "This has been a time of great change for the students involved in studying A level. I am delighted that these results show how consistently strong the joint Sixth Form continues to be. We should remember that midway through their course, it was decided, at a national level, to change the structure of the exam for this year group. The current A level system is in a huge period of change and it is a testament to the hard work of the students and their teachers that they haven’t lost direction and have focused on securing a splendid set of results that will enable them to pursue the next phase of their education".

Mr Richard Barnes, Head of Sixth said: "I am delighted for the students. We focus on the individual and there have been some amazing successes on this journey, as well as the obvious high achievements. It has been brilliant to see so many students securing their futures at university while others are taking away a set of results that will give them real options".

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"The support given to each child is second to none and it combines all the
core values a school should have"

Parent Survey 2013

"This is a GOOD school"
Ofsted November 2013

Achievement of pupils is Good
Quality of teaching is Good
Behaviour and safety of pupils is Good
Leadership and management is Good
Do you know the effect of absence on attainment ....?

If a child has 7 days absence (less than 1 day a month) they have 87% chance of getting 5A*-Cs
If they have 15 days absence (less than once a fortnight) they have a 75% chance
If they have 30 days absence (less than once a week) they have only a 20% chance!
There are already 175 non-school days in the year!

"Beaminster School has been excellent for my son and he has thrived."
Parent Survey 2013

"The support given to each child is second to none and it combines all the core values a school should have"
Parent Survey 2013

"We like the school's attitude towards including all students whatever their individual needs and disadvantages."
Parent Survey 2013

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