North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

Cotham and Redland Green Learning Communities

North Bristol Post 16 Centre Results: Going from strength to strength


Congratulations to the students of North Bristol Post 16 Centre who continue to succeed in a reformed A level landscape


North Bristol Post 16 Centre is based on two sites, Cotham School and Redland Green School, and this year the Centre has increased the number of students who have achieved the top grades in A level and BTEC qualifications. Across the Centre an amazing 27% of students achieved A/A* grades, compared to 26% nationally; 55% of students achieved A*-B grades, compared to 53% nationally. Our A*-C achievement of 83% is also above the national average of 77.4%. This suggest that students at the Centre not only achieve grades that secure progression onto a variety of pathway but they are also motivated, taught and challenged to achieve to the very best of their abilities.

We are very pleased to see the percentage of students achieving the highest grades has increased this year and is above the national average; we are especially pleased with our 99% pass rate. Students were also highly successful in their BTEC courses, over three quarters of grades equivalent to above a C at A level. We are particularly proud of our students who have overcome personal adversity to achieve great success. Their hard work, commitment and determination has paid off and the vast majority of students have gained places at their first choice University

"I am proud and humbled by our students’ achievements and also delighted for their parents who’ve supported them throughout their Post 16 journey and staff at the Centre who have worked tirelessly to make these achievements a reality. I would like to thank all the students, parents and teachers at both learning communities for their hard work and dedication over the past two years. We are proud of each and every one of our students. We support a very broad range of students, including those with modest starting points, making these outcomes all the more impressive”

In over 26 subjects there was a 100% pass rate, 42 students achieved A*-A’s in 3 or more of their A-levels and 5 students will be taking up their offers of places at Oxford and Cambridge and 7 students, some of whom are from our partner schools, will begin courses in medicine dentistry and veterinary science. A large proportion of students have successfully secured Russell group university places and we have been particularly pleased this year with the number of students who have secured places on competitive vocational degree courses such as midwifery and apprenticeships.

These results demonstrate that the Centre is continuously providing high quality education, especially in a reformed A level and BTEC landscape, to all students in the wider Bristol area and more importantly that students feel challenged and supported to achieve their very best. We are particularly pleased that students from partner schools (Fairfield, Henbury, Orchard School and Oasis Brightstowe) have done so well this year.

In Further Maths, Mathematics, Chemistry, Classic Civilisation, Ancient History, English Literature, English, Fine Art, French, German and Spanish results were outstanding with over 65% of students gaining A*-B grades. Mathematics and science represent half of all entries. The results in these subjects were a real strength of the centre, reflecting the specialisms of the two schools.

Outstanding information advice and guidance, has ensured students make the most appropriate choices and complete highly effective UCAS applications, which has led to nearly all of our students achieving their first choices at universities.