Pupils Celebrate A-Level Results
Pupils at Rushcliffe School have been celebrating and looking ahead to their next steps as they collected their A level results this morning. Pupils leave the school to go onto a broad variety of apprenticeships, colleges, employers and universities.
Approximately a third of grades achieved were at grade A or A* giving students access to some of the most prestigious universities, including Oxbridge and the Russell Group, and competitive courses such as medicine and law. Around 85% of pupils are moving onto university either this September or after a gap year travelling and working. An increasing number of pupils have opted for higher apprenticeships, many at high profile companies, in fields such as engineering, sport, quantity surveying and computing. Several budding Artists will start on Art foundation courses in the coming weeks.
Damian Painton, Head of School, said “Students should feel proud of all they have achieved. A levels are demanding and these results come from a lot of hard work and commitment on the part of both students and staff. I wish every student the very best of luck for the future, whatever they are moving on to do, and hope they look back fondly on their time at Rushcliffe.”
Paul West, CEO of The Spencer Academies Trust, shared in the celebrations. "We are delighted for all the students who have achieved some exceptional grades. We wish each and every one of them the very best for their futures. We're proud that Rushcliffe continues to thrive as part of The Spencer Academies Trust and thank the staff for all of their continued hard work and commitment to our students"
Easter intervention sessions for Year 11
SCY/SCK – GCSE – PE – Monday 8th – 10:00-14:00 – A146
AZI – GCSE – Biology – Monday 8th April – 9.00am-12.00pm – room 120 (This session is by invitation only - your child will be aware if they have been asked to attend)
ASN- GCSE – ICT- Monday 8th- 10.00- 2.00 Room 231
GVS – GCSE 11U/PD– D&T – Tuesday 9th April – 10am to 2pm – 202.
ASH –GCSE 11R/PD2 DT Tue 9th April - 10-2 202
MME – A-Level – Economics – Tuesday 9th April – 10.00 – 2.00pm – Room 110
GVS – GCSE – D&T – Wednesday 10th April – 10am to 2pm – 202.
LCE – GCSE – English – Wednesday 10th April – 10.00 – 2.00pm – 6th form building (This session is by invitation only - your child will be aware if they have been asked to attend)
CHN - GCSE – Art – Thursday 11th and 18th April from 10-4pm – 221
JME – GCSE – PE – Friday 12th April – 9.00 – 4.00pm – Room 146
EVE – GCSE – Spanish – Tuesday 16th April 9.30 – 2.00 – PAL
EVE – A level – Spanish – Wednesday 17th April 9.30- 2.00 – PAL
KFL – GCSE – A LEVEL DT – Thursday 18th April – 10-3pm - 202
External Applicant A-Level deadline
Reminder to last Year’s Y13, anyone wanting to re-sit an exam as an external, deadline for letting exams know and paying for entry is Thursday 04th of April.
Join the Rushcliffe PTA!
The first meeting of the newly established Rushcliffe School PTA will take place at 6pm on Wednesday 13th March in the Rushcliffe Sixth Form building.
At the meeting we will discuss what events we wish to put on for the coming year so please get your thinking caps on. All welcome so come along and get involved with this great and fun way to help make a difference to our school - if you wish to discuss further or know more information then please contact the school office.
Rushcliffe Valentine’s Craft Fair
Rushcliffe School will be holding a Craft fair on the 9th February, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Come along and have a look at what there is on offer. Stalls include local crafts, a Charity (Mustard Seed Project) which Rushcliffe School help, a Young Enterprise stall with sixth formers work and many other items which may be of interest to you. There are also refreshments for sale. Free entrance. Starts at 9am until midday and is being held in the new Performing Arts building.
See you there!
Rushcliffe School is re-accredited as World Class
Only 16 schools in the country have been re-accredited as World Class, as part of the WCSQM inaugural re-accreditation programme, and Rushcliffe School is one of them!
In comparison to the national inspection regime, WCSQM assesses the students not the school, and World Class Schools have to re-accredit every two years, to retain their status. The assessment is therefore up to date, and relies on current, fresh, and robust evidence. Schools that have achieved reaccreditationhave been supporting their students to develop into World Class young people year on year, over a sustained period of time.
The re-accreditation process is challenging. In order to qualify for re-accreditation schools must have retained their ‘outstanding’ Ofsted judgement. Students have to work collaboratively with a partner World Class school, to prove to their partner students how their own school has supported them to retain their World Class credentials. The assessment framework is composed of skills and competencies that students need, to be World Class citizens in a dynamic global economy.
Through working in partnerships, students develop their networking skills and become part of a World Class student alumni association which provides them with supportive, professional and potentially enduring relationships.
Out of the 18 schools which were awarded the Mark from this tranche, only 16 have achieved reaccreditation. In total, WCSQM is a network of over 60 non-selective state secondary and special schools, with 30 new non-selective state primary, secondary and special schools applying for the Mark this year.
The re-accrediting schools received their award at the WCSQM Symposium event in the summer, at which they were treated to a keynote talk from Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry CBE.
‘At WCSQM we want to give World Class students at non-selective state schools what they deserve – World Class opportunities. We want our students to get the chance to partner and network with their peers from other World Class schools, so they become, collectively, a force to be reckoned with,’ Miranda Perry, Director, WCSQM.