EXCELLENT GCSE RESULTS AT New-Bridge Integrated College
Another successful year for New-Bridge students as 100% of students at New-Bridge Integrated College achieved 5 GCSEs with over 90% of our year 12 students achieving 5A*-C grades. The school is delighted to report that our 5A*-C grades including English and Maths has increased by 20% on 2018 results so it is great to see such a high percentage of our students secure A*-C grades in English and Maths. “We are delighted by the outstanding results achieved by our students who consistently outperform the targets set for non-selective secondary schools across Northern Ireland”. Our 5 A*-C including English and Maths are amongst the best results New-Bridge has ever achieved, and there is much to celebrate!” A huge well done to our GCSE Boys who this year have equaled the performance of our girls, which goes against the trends in similar schools.
Our students have worked hard to achieve A*/A grades across a broad range of subjects offered at the college with over 50% of our pupils achieving these top grades in subjects such as Art, Child Development, Construction, Creative Media, Design Technology, Drama, English Language, English Literature, Countryside & Environment, Geography, History, ICT, Maths, Further Maths, PE, Polish, RE, Science and Sport. We are delighted to report that even with the revised GCSE grading system, our students are still achieving the top A* grade in such a range of subjects. The school was thrilled to welcome the BBC Film Crew to join in our community celebration on GCSE results day; our pupils spoke confidently and proudly about their many achievements on camera. A proud day for the school!
The Principal, Anne Anderson said, “I am so proud of these exceptional results. It is gratifying that the effort and determination of our pupils have been rewarded. I would like to thank all of the staff for their hard work, and for going the extra mile to make this possible. We also thank the teachers within the Banbridge Area Learning schools who have contributed to the pupils’ success, through delivering Collaborative Courses. Our innovative curriculum design provides our students with a broad range of GCSE courses which suit a range of learning styles and this balance of traditional and vocational courses have enabled all our students to celebrate success at all levels; we are delighted that their GCSE grades now provide them with progression routes, whether that be returning to New-Bridge to study 3 or 4 A Levels; or to progress to SRC and SERC to follow a more specialised vocational route. As an integrated all ability school New-Bridge places a special emphasis on each student achieving their full academic potential. So congratulations to all our GCSE pupils – we are very proud of their achievements. We look forward to wonderful success for many of students joining our vibrant sixth form but also wish those students well who are progressing to further education.
We appreciate the ongoing support our parents have shown in working with the college to create strong partnerships, which have been key in helping our students achieve their full potential – the partnership between home and school has been vital.
We wish all our students the very best of luck with their future studies and thank our parents for their continued support over the years and we look forward to welcoming both parents and pupils back to school for our Senior Prize-giving on Thursday 12th September 7 pm where they will all be formally congratulated on their results.
Well done New-Bridge Class of 2019…
Mrs A Anderson