Stratton Upper School Open Evening 2018 Thursday 27th September 2018 6pm to 8:30pm A fantastic opportunity to visit the school, meet staff and students and find out all that we have to offer. Guided tours are available through the evening with our presentation 'Introduction to Stratton' being held at 6pm and 7pm www.stratton.beds.sch.uk/open_evening_2018/... See MoreSee Less
After a really impressive start to the term with years 9-11 last week, we have now welcomed our sixth form students back to school. As they get settled back into the routine of school and study, we’ll also be thinking of all of our 2018 leavers, wishing them luck and success as they embark on their new careers, college or university courses. We’ll be posting the most up to date list of planned destinations in the coming few days. Good luck to all and we look forward to sharing all the fantastic updates when we get them! ... See MoreSee Less
Stratton Students receive impressive GCSE results to be proud of
With the landscape of the newly reformed GCSE grades a very hot national topic, we are delighted that our hard working students have been richly rewarded with some very impressive outcomes. The more rigorous grading system means that students are awarded a grade from 1 to 9 for most subjects, replacing the old system of A*-G and with that in mind students should feel very proud of an incredibly impressive set of results which are rightly deserved as a result of dedication and commitment to their studies. Stratton students who achieved an average grade of 8 or higher (equivalent to an old A* grade) across all their subjects include: Emilia Dell’Anno, Jemima Finch, Isobel Frost, James Hogben, Sian Roberts, Daniel Smith, Maria Vasconcelos De Souza, Callum Watson and Jack Welsted. The following students also deserve a mention for achieving an average grade of 7 or better (equivalent to an old A grade) across all subjects: Andrew Barnes, Sophie Barton, Joanna Binns, Lonyin Chan, Manu Chapman, Euan Docherty, Evelyn Howe, Ava Kernan, Anna Temple, Lauren Webb, Kate Welton, Louis Winwood and Harvey Young. Whilst these students quite rightly deserve to be praised, we would also like to recognise all our students who have worked incredibly hard to obtain the grades they have achieved. It is very true to say that hard work is well rewarded and this has certainly proven to be the case this year. As a school we appreciate the stress and anxiety the new GCSE specifications have placed on our students over the past two years and we are proud of the maturity and resilience that they have shown. Next year all GCSE subjects will be under the new specifications and grading system and we are looking forward to a more stable exams process moving forward. At Stratton we are very excited and motivated to be taking the school into a new era which we are certain will see the school move from strength to strength in the future. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for all the help and support. We have no complaints and particular thanks to the SEND team for their help too.
Well done everyone !!
Thank God for studious students.
I am loking forward to see the improvements from September.
What a great story to see a few students achieve so well. I d like to wish them even more success in the future.
We want to see more then a few achieving so well.
In Biggkeswade we have such bright children.😊
What a great press release, not just concentrating on the elusive 9 grades!
Stratton Upper School celebrates another year of A level success
Celebrations at Stratton are well deserved again this year, as A level results held up against last year’s - which were the best ever in the school’s history and placed us in the top 15% for progress in the country. With 1 in 5 grades at A* or A, almost half of all grades a B or above, and three quarters at C or above, students’ hard work has clearly paid off and they are confidently looking forward to the next phase of their education or career. Once again we have seen very strong performance in Mathematics and the Sciences, and subjects such as Business and Finance, popular with those pursuing vocational, work-based routes, have also returned excellent results again this year. In these subjects nearly all students achieved at least a grade C at A Level.”
With many subjects still in the process of A level reform all our students should feel proud of their achievements as they have coped extremely well and demonstrated strong resilience in their studies. Top performer this year is William Hyde, who took 4 A Levels and achieved A*A*A*B, and will now go on to read Physics at Durham university. Further individual success stories include; William Bennett (A*A*A) who will go on to read Mathematics at Warwick, James Day (A*A* A) who intends to join the RAF, Sam Newman (A*A* A) who will go on to read Biochemistry at York, Sam Hogben (A*AA) who will study Management at Leeds and Alfie Oliver (AAA), who will also be going to Leeds, but to read Economics. Jack Bacon will study Computer Science at Warwick having achieved AAAB and Cameron Jones (AAA) will be looking forward to studying Motorsport Engineering at Coventry. Kiran Singh will be studying Economics at Nottingham with AAA and Will Robinson will be taking a work based training route on a school leaver programme after also achieving AAA. Stella Ditri achieved a Distinction* AB and will be embarking on a career in Business and Finance. Annabelle Gatward and Clarrie Scott both achieved AAB and will be heading off to university – Annabelle will study Veterinary Science at Liverpool and Clarrie, Sociology at York.
Our leavers this year are pursuing a range of different opportunities. All students who applied to university are holding offers, with a number opting for a gap year before starting university. Two students are pursuing careers in the RAF and several are opting for work related routes. We have been delighted to hear of some of the confirmed appointments with companies such as Harrisons, MBDA, Mercedes and UHY Hacker Young Chartered Accountants. Most of these appointments have involved our students competing against thousands of others nationally whilst also maintaining their studies. They have been through high pressured selection processes and we couldn’t be more proud of them.
Whilst we are celebrating the fantastic achievement of our Year 13 leavers, we would also like to celebrate and recognise the successes of our students on the 1 year Foundation (Level 2) Programme. Having completed the year, we are thrilled that so many have developed in confidence and skills, such that they have secured apprenticeships already or are holding offers for further study at our Sixth Form or at college.
We were delighted that Stratton Sixth Form was recognised as strongly good in our recent Ofsted inspection and our students’ results and continued successes are a strong endorsement of this. We are privileged to be able to share their celebrations and successes. They have embraced the spirit of our sixth form, striking the balance between work, play and taking advantage of many opportunities along the way. We are immensely proud of all our students and wish them all the very best on the next stage of their journey.” ... See MoreSee Less
May I take the time to congratulate ALL the A level students. As a parent of a child at the school I think it's unfair that you only praise the top achievers. In sure those students who find studying and schooling difficult all worked extremely hard to achieve their results and their efforts deserve the same praise as the top achievers.