ACCOLADE FOR OUR YOUNG GEOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
A Year 9 pupil, Francine Bibby, has been awarded the highly commended prize at the Royal Geographical Society’s (with IGB) Young Geographer of the Year 2017 competition. There were over 1600 entries but Francine’s piece on her favoytire place, Porthmadog in Wales, really caught the attention of the judges. Francine is pictured here with Steve Brace, the Society’s Head of Education and Outdoor Learning. Read more about the RGS's prestigious award here.
CELEBRATING IMPRESSIVE A LEVEL RESULTS 2017
Once again in 2017, almost half of all grades were A*/A and 38% of girls achieving 3 or more A*/A grades.
Top A* grades increased by a third this year, 77% of grades were A*-B and A*-C grades rise to 96%, particularly impressive given the predictions of volatility in results from the new Linear A levels..
Notably, those subjects where students scored 100% A*-A grades, like Dance, Music, Further Mathematics, Spanish and Physical Education, reflect the way in which maintaining a broad A level curriculum allows students to choose subjects which they enjoy and where they know that can excel. An outstanding 94% of this year’s applicants were accepted by their preferred universities.
Angela Drew, Headmistress Bromley High School, said: “We are thrilled to see that these excellent results have enabled so many girls to achieve their first choice of university.”
A*s SOAR IN RECORD BREAKING GCSE RESULTS
47% of all GCSE entries were graded A* and 74% A*-A in exceptional results which saw more than half of Bromley High School's Year 11 achieve 9 or more A*/As.
There were outstanding results in many subjects with Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics averaging 62% A* grades and spectacular results in History (93% A*/A), Geography (96% A*-A) and Music (100% A*-A). Girls were unfazed by the new Grade 9s with 11% of entries in reformed GCSEs achieving the rare 'Super A**.' An amazing 22 girls, a quarter of the year group, achieved 8 or more A*s.
BHS – THE FIRST ALL GIRLS SCHOOL IN THE WORLD TO GAIN STEINWAY ACCREDITATION
This year Bromley High School GDST became the first ‘all girls' school in the world to be accredited as an All Steinway School. This accreditation is given when a school provides Steinway pianos to play and rehearse on in all practice and performance spaces.
By becoming an All Steinway School, the students will have the opportunity to attend masterclasses given by Steinway Artists and perform themselves at Steinway Hall.
“Our educational philosophy values the creative arts very highly,” said Angela Drew, Headmistress of Bromley High School. “We have demonstrated our commitment to the arts not only by investing in these beautiful instruments but in additional staffing to enable the Bromley High Music department to enhance the musical opportunities available to pupils in local primary schools.” Pictured above are music scholars and GCSE musicians with the renowned Concert Pianist Joanna MacGregor OBE who is both a Steinway artist and an Alumna of a GDST School.