GCSE Results

St Edward’s School are celebrating phenomenal results, building further on their previous successes. Headteacher Michael Antram commented, “There was a lot of uncertainty regarding the new grades in English and Maths, and we are thrilled with the picture at St Edward’s, where 74% of students achieved 5A*-C (9-4) including English and Maths. If we compare with last year’s A* -C including English and Maths, performance has improved by a staggering 15%, against a National backdrop of passes seeming to have fallen overall. 87% of students gained 9-4 (A*-C) in English and 80% gained 9-4 (A*-C) in Maths.”

There were some remarkable top performances by individual students, including Bethany Legg, who scored 6A* and 3 grade 8s; Emilia Simpson who scored 1 A*, 4As and 2 grade 9s, Isabelle Taylor with 5A*, 2 As, 1 grade 9 and 2 grade 8s. Daniel Sabu achieved 3A*s, 4As, 1 grade 9 and a grade 8, and Emily Williams scored 4 A*s, 2As, 1 grade 9 and a grade 8.

Mr Antram added “As a comprehensive school, we are proud of all our students, so many of whom performed well beyond predictions. We thank them, their families, and our brilliant staff for their hard work and commitment to learning.”

A Level Results

Higher number of students achieving top grades at St Edward’s Sixth Form

St Edward’s School is celebrating an increase in top grades for A Level this year, and a record number of students achieving three level 3 qualifications.  Among the top performers were Sophie Powell who scored A*, A, A* and is off to the University of Exeter to read Drama and Theatre Studies.  Jacob Bradbury scored A*, A, A and is going to Durham to read Natural Sciences.  Joshua Parkin achieved A*, A, A and is going to Exeter University to read Physics, following a gap year.

Joshua Parkin said “St Edward’s is a friendly, welcoming Sixth Form with passionate, supportive teachers.  They helped me to get the results I needed for my top University choice.”

We are especially proud of Bin Bin Chen and Jing Jing Chen who arrived at our school in October 2014 unable to speak English.  Both achieved phenomenal grades at AS level, with Jing Jing scoring 3 A grades in Maths and Sciences.  Headteacher Michael Antram said “Our dedicated staff have worked hard to implement new course specifications in many subjects and our close working relationship with our students have again been at the heart of our success.  We congratulate all of our amazing students on their hard work and successful outcomes”.

OFSTED Success

Staff and students at St Edward’s School in Poole are celebrating another ‘good’ Ofsted result.

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STEM First & Second Place Winners

A group of 12 students from Year 8 were invited to take part in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) event held on Monday 15th May as a part of Poole Maritime Festival 2017.
The event saw 20 teams from 9 different schools across Bournemouth and Poole take part in an engineering challenge supported by local businesses and academics.
The challenge set to students was titled ‘Saving Life at Sea’ and the aim was to produce a device capable of lifting an unconscious casualty out of the water without putting any crew member at risk, or capsize the boat during recovery. During the day, the team of five expert judges, circulated and spent time with every group, grading them on the quality and feasibility of their idea as well as their team work, cooperation, and presentation.

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Maia’s Presentation

Maia was then invited to a presentation ceremony at the Civic Centre, where the Mayor gave a historical view of the building followed by refreshments. Maia was then awarded her prize along with a portfolio for her work, as well as a certificate and badge.

Borough of Poole Maritime Photography competition

Year 8 student Maia Kleanthous entered the Borough of Poole Maritime Photography competition in April. Maia travelled around Poole using her mobile phone to take a selection of pictures, which she then enhanced using editing software.

When the judging took place Maia’s final image was awarded ‘First Place’ in the under 16 category.

Photo: Maia, from tutor group 8SD winning entry

Sports Presentation Evening

On Thursday 27th April, we were joined by nearly 450 students, staff, parents and carers for an evening of celebration for all the commitment and sporting achievements from the last year 2016/2017.  We were honoured to have a special guest speaker Warren Cummings who had a career playing football for Chelsea, Scotland and more recently AFC Bournemouth.

We would like to congratulate all students who received an award and thank all for their efforts and contributions to extra-curricular sport and leadership.  In particular we would like to say a special well done to the nominations and winners of the ‘special’ awards of the evening:

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Netball Marathon

On Friday 31st March the upper school netball club took part in a Netball Marathon. The evening got underway with a special guest team playing against a staff and 6th form team.  Netball was played continuously whilst  pupils ran the Marathon distance (26.2 miles) by doing shuttles to raise money for new netball kit and the upcoming Sports Tour in July. The students were fantastic and demonstrated the same outstanding levels of effort,

enthusiasm and commitment throughout the evening as they do every Friday night afterschool. After all of that exercise we had to reward ourselves with Pizza! Well done to all of the students involved, you are absolute  superstars!