Students and staff at Bellerive FCJ Catholic College have 2 reasons to celebrate today. Not only are the GCSE results for 2016 proving to be excellent, the successful students will be the first to take up residence in the new state of the art sixth form centre overlooking Sefton Park.
Results are improved from 2015, with 70% of all students getting C grades or better in both English and Maths. 73% of all GCSE entries were at C or above on average and 22% of all grades awarded were either A or A* grades.
Increased numbers of students secured A/A* grades in all their subjects with particular congratulations going to Lamisa Musarat who achieved all 9 A/A* grades (7 grade A* and 2 grade A), Aisling Barron who achieved all 9 A/A* grades (6 grade A* and 3 grade A), Jade Owens who achieved all 9 A/A* grades (6 grade A* and 3 grade A) and Lucy Owens who achieved 9 A/A* grades (6 grade A* and 3 grade A and 1 grade B).
We are also delighted to report that progress has been secure across the year group as our Progress 8 measure ( reflecting progress for all students in 8 subjects) is positive as is the value added measure. Levels of progress in both English and Maths were also improved from 2015
We were delighted to see some new subjects among the more familiar GCSE options this year, including Ancient History which was taken by a group of students as an after school class with support from the ‘Classics for All’ team at the University of Liverpool.
Bellerive’s headteacher, Sr Brigid Halligan said: ‘ Our students have really excelled themselves in achieving these results which are testimony to their own hard work, the dedication of their teachers and active support from their parents. We are very proud of all of them, regardless of the final grade, for giving of their best. We are looking forward to welcoming them back in September to start their sixth form studies in our new sixth form centre.”
Please contact us at school if you are interested in joining us in the sixth form.